Most of you, including myself, are huge fans of Premium Television for multiple reasons; nudity, violence, superior acting/writing/directing, etc. Masters of Sex has it all. Before I begin, here is a quick description from SHOWTIME :
MASTERS OF SEX stars Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan as real-life pioneers of the science of human sexuality, William Masters and Virginia Johnson. Their research touched off the sexual revolution and took them from a midwestern teaching hospital to the cover of Time magazine and multiple appearances on Johnny Carson‘s couch. He is a brilliant scientist out of touch with his own feelings, and she is a single working mother ahead of her time. The series chronicles their unusual lives, romance, and unlikely pop culture trajectory.
The series is only two episodes into the first season and I’m already hooked. The whole idea of this show is amazing, basically mapping the introduction of sex into modern society. That and casting Lizzy Caplan as the sexy assistant who every doctor in the office lusts over(including myself).
I’m not going to ruin anything with this but the first two episodes set up several plots, but has lacked a lot of the action we are used to in shows like Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, or Shameless. Even though it has been slow, the direction the show is setting up for at least 3-4 seasons of quality television.
The first two episodes take us through the early stages of research, where William Masters(Michael Sheen) is studying the act of sex behind his superiors back. When he is caught he decides to move the study to a whore house where the best results can be had. Through this process we get plots forming left and right, mainly with two main characters, Masters, and another doctor Ethan Haas falling in love with Virginia Johnson(Lizzy Caplan). This alone triggers issues with all three characters, inviting more scenes of poor decisions, drama, fighting, sex, you get it . (There should be plenty of this going on in upcoming episodes.)
I grade Masters of Sex a B as of now because of the slower start but I know this show will pick up. Although the two are pretty much incomparable, I would say the speed of MOS and The Wire are very similar so far: building, building, major action, as compared to Game of Thrones/ Breaking Bad where there is a murder every episode.
Now for my real view: Yes, this show has lotsof nudity and sex scenes. It also isn’t an annoying romance and is about an interesting topic. These are things I like a lot. I also like good plots with open ended possibilities (Entire Breaking Bad series), and this has it. I am also falling in love with Lizzy Caplan’s character, everything about her, the way she walks, the way she talks, her somewhat alternative look, A+…. As a huge Sunday Night TV fan, this is a must watch.
Lizzy Caplan everyone:
PS: She’s the weird chick from Mean Girls
PPS: She’s dating Matthew Perry? Come on Lizzy, you know your better than that.