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Masters of Sex on Showtime

Anyone see the premiere? I thought it was nicely produced but don't see how they can make an entire series out of it.

by Anonymousreply 25510/25/2016

From Wikipedia:

"From 1968 to 1977, the Masters and Johnson Institute ran a program to convert or revert homosexuals to heterosexuality. This program reported a 71.6% success rate over a six-year treatment period. At the time of their earlier work, homosexuality was classified as a psychological disorder by the American Psychiatric Association, a classification which was repealed in 1973.

In April 2009, Thomas Maier reported, in his biography Masters of Sex (Basic Books) and in Scientific American, "that Virginia Johnson had serious reservations about the program, and she suspected that, at worst, the results of the study may have been fabricated by William Masters"."

by Anonymousreply 109/25/2013

I thought it started NEXT (as in, this coming) Sunday?

by Anonymousreply 209/25/2013

It does. The pilot is available already online, though. Check Youtube.

by Anonymousreply 309/25/2013

I saw the first episode lasdt night. It was good, not great. I will watch another episode before I decide whether to continue.

To be honest, I thought this was a movie, not a 12 episode "event."

by Anonymousreply 409/27/2013

It kept my interest but I wasn't wowed but I liked it. I will keep watching, however, Lizzy Caplan is beautiful and appealing; not sure if the real Virginia Johnson is as unique and interesting a character as the show makes her out to be (I really have no idea), but I really like her independence and sexual confidence. Helene York (who is going to play the Jennifer Tilly part in Bullets over Broadway on stage) is hilarious. The period detail is good and I liked Beau Bridges.

The downside is Sheen. He's fine, as usual, but the character didn't hold my attention and I doubt he can carry the show. Of course, this could change with future episodes. But, so far, I think they might have been better off making Virginia the protagonist, rather than it being more a double act.

by Anonymousreply 509/27/2013

I can see the Hollywood pitch meeting.... "It's Mad Men about sex. People will LOVE it!"

by Anonymousreply 609/27/2013

Sheen has a monster thick cock tucked in his trousers. Hope he reveals it.

by Anonymousreply 709/27/2013

It was okay. The naked doctor at the end was hot, but too covered/chaste... all the good bits were cropped out of frame.

by Anonymousreply 810/02/2013

While I appreciated the glossiness and glamour of the casting and production design, I'm not sure that a more realistic and even quirky approach might have suited the material far better.

by Anonymousreply 910/02/2013

I finally saw the pilot, I agree with the general sentiment that I liked it but didn't love it.

It struck me as odd how out of their way the show went to make sure doctor didn't do any real nudity. Given the subject matter is to be frank about sex it struck me as a little immature of the show to only display breasts.

But anyway, Caplan strong in this. My favorite character was lesbian prostitute, hope she wasn't just a one-off character.

by Anonymousreply 1010/03/2013

Too obviously an attempt to capitalize on the success of Mad Men, as if the period detail is what will make someone watch a show.

by Anonymousreply 1110/03/2013

Oh, please. It takes place in the 1950s, not the 60s. It takes place when the real story took place. What were they supposed to do, set it in the 80s?

Not everything is inspired by fucking Mad Men.

by Anonymousreply 1210/03/2013

Right, R12, before Mad Men networks were lining up to make expensive period shows set in the 1950s. The 18-35 year old demographic LOVES things about their grandparents!

by Anonymousreply 1310/03/2013

I usually like Lizzy Caplan, but she wasn't very strong in this. It felt like she was "acting" most of the time in a way that was a bit inauthentic. Hopefully she'll warm up a bit as the show goes on. And Sheen was a bit too cold in his performance.

But Nicholas D'Agosto is one hot bastard.

by Anonymousreply 1410/03/2013

I [italic]JUST[/italic] noticed that the "E" in the "Masters of sEx" logo is a female coochie...

I'm slow.

by Anonymousreply 1510/06/2013

Did anyone watch tonight?

by Anonymousreply 1610/06/2013

I did.

I'm kind of meh so far, but there's still potential.

by Anonymousreply 1710/06/2013

I'm really bored by it. I'm only watching for D'Agosto nudity and there doesn't seem to be much of that.

by Anonymousreply 1810/06/2013

Maggie from "The Nanny" shows her tits in episode two. She got a little chunky. And Little Gracie showed her tits on "Californication". Who knew both girls would grow up to expose themselves on Showtime!

by Anonymousreply 1910/06/2013

R12, for all the misplaced superiority, has no fucking idea how Hollywood works. None.

R6 does. That's EXACTLY how pitches are phrased.

by Anonymousreply 2010/06/2013

A couple of hot gay guys, but you didn't see much. Still... they were cute.

by Anonymousreply 2110/13/2013

Masters & Johnson weren't as good looking as Caplan and Sheen.

Tonight Masters told his boss, Beau Bridges, that a male prostitutes who was involved in the study unformed him that Beau's character was a client! That Bridges was living a double life. Is this series totally based on facts?

The gist of that scene was Masters basically threatening Bridges character because Masters wanted to get the study back to the hospital and out of the bordello. Masters had dirt on Bridges and was using it.

What's this about Sheen's big cock? No wonder he always has a new girlfriend! Of course, that statement is useless without pictures.

by Anonymousreply 2210/13/2013

Interesting revelation about the Beau Bridges character.

I'm loving it, by the way. It may have been inspired by MAD MEN but it's far better in my opinion (was never really an MM fan). I hope it's a success.

Michael Sheen is just adorable (if, yes, very cold in his role) and Lizzy Caplan, who I remember from CLOVERFIELD, is really great here. And yes, D'Agosto is fucking hot and needs to get naked a lot more.

by Anonymousreply 2310/13/2013

It's starting to lose me. I thought the revelation that Masters' boss is gay and uses prostitutes was the only interesting thing about the episode. I don't really care about the prostie and her tied tubes or the wife's fertility problems. Homeland was a bore tonight, too.

by Anonymousreply 2410/13/2013

"Cloverfield" was on IFC, yet again, before "Masters of Sex".

It was hilarious that the character who kept bothering Caplan's character in the film, the guy with the camera, is now in those annoying phone commercials for IIRC Samsung, which were being shown during "Cloverfield". There was no escaping the actor!

by Anonymousreply 2510/13/2013

[quote]I don't really care about the prostie and her tied tubes or the wife's fertility problems.

The wife's fertility problems actually are interesting, as she doesn't have the problem, Masters does. He has a low sperm count, he has basically been lying to his wife, making her go through useless treatments.

The good looking young doctor, who fucked Johnson, gave Master's wife the good news that he succeeded in getting her pregnant. You have to wonder if the young doctor used his own sperm!

The flashback scenes with Bridges and Sheen were interesting because Sheen was made to look a bit fey as the younger Masters. Sheen looked a bit like the young Jimmy Page!

Since the revelation about Bridges character being gay, you had to wonder if Bridges character's intention to get Masters into the hospital he ran, was based on thinking he could eventually have sex with Masters!

by Anonymousreply 2610/13/2013

[quote]You have to wonder if the young doctor used his own sperm!

I more than wonder, R26, I'm absolutely sure he did exactly that, as revenge against Masters for taking his "big case" away (the woman having the quadruplets). Though I also would not be surprised if, by season's end, it will come to the light that Masters' "boys can swim" and he really is the father of the baby after all.

[quote]Since the revelation about Bridges character being gay, you had to wonder if Bridges character's intention to get Masters into the hospital he ran, was based on thinking he could eventually have sex with Masters!

For just a second I was actually wondering if it was going to be Masters whose true sexuality was going to be brought to light (even though it wouldn't have made any sense for him to suddenly be gay given what's transpired up to this point). It was the moment when, during the flashback, that he told Beau Bridges' character (who was encouraging him to go out and find a woman) that he was "waiting for the right girl," which we all know can be the standard bullshit answer given by closet cases.

by Anonymousreply 2710/14/2013

Yeah, R27, but it's also something true. And closet-case Beau Bridges probably picked up on that as a subtle hint, even though it wasn't intentional.

by Anonymousreply 2810/14/2013

What I also noticed in the scene when Beau Bridges' character offered the young Masters the job at his hospital, there was a sketch of a young man on the right wall of Bridges' office.

The man in the sketch looked 'very gay'. It was obvious there was something else going on that scene. The sketch was clear enogh for viewers to notice. It wasn't quickly panned over, the sketch was important to the scene.

The sketch was basically side by side with a shot of the young Masters looking also looking a bit 'gay'. I can't believe anyone here missed that either.

by Anonymousreply 2910/14/2013

[quote]The sketch was basically side by side with a shot of the young Masters looking also looking a bit 'gay'.

I missed that, R29, but now you've got me wondering if maybe Masters performed some kind of sexual act on or with the Beau Bridges character in the past to help his career. That would certainly explain his utter disgust at witnessing those two young guys have sex earlier in the episode (granted, it was the 1950s but the reaction just seemed a bit over the top for a medical doctor engaged in the study of human sexuality).

by Anonymousreply 3010/14/2013

R30, I was wondering about that too.

Something might have happened in the past, but from the way Masters later treated Bridges character, the blackmail angle of telling Bridges he knew he was closeted and how he wanted the research to continue back at the hospital, there certainly didn't seem to be anything going on between them any longer.

Masters is portrayed as a cold, stiff, awkward and condescending jerk, to pretty much everyone he comes in contact with. There's not one ounce of warmth, even towards his wife. The sex with his wife was even mechanical and cold. I guess the excuse was that position, from the back, was in order to get her pregnant?

Did you know that Paul Betanny was originally considered to play Masters?

Funny how neither man looks remotely like the real Masters! Masters was bald, had dead eyes and was very attractive.

by Anonymousreply 3110/14/2013

Paul Bettany? Really? Interesting. Maybe he wasn't available or maybe Michael Sheen just decided to give himself the part (since he's one of the producers).

by Anonymousreply 3210/14/2013

I did notice that the sketch on the wall was an integral part of the scene. Very Oscar Wilde. And Masters did bear a resemblance to the young man in the picture. I don't think Masters knew for sure that the Bridges character was gay but decided to play a hunch after the young male prostitute brought it up. And of course, it paid off. Masters seems oddly asexual. Perhaps Johnson was the first woman to really get his motor running.

by Anonymousreply 3310/14/2013

This show needs more male nudity and hot gay sex.

They should have shown a lot more in that gay sex scene...

by Anonymousreply 3410/15/2013

[quote]I don't think Masters knew for sure that the Bridges character was gay but decided to play a hunch after the young male prostitute brought it up. And of course, it paid off. Masters seems oddly asexual. Perhaps Johnson was the first woman to really get his motor running.

I actually think the male prostitute WAS with the Bridges' character or one of his friends was.

Remember when he told Masters "I know some doctors,"? That perked up Masters ears and he probably found out it WAS Bridges' The prostitute actually telling Masters about Bridges, wasn't shown, because the director wanted to have the viewers be surprised when Masters confronted Bridges with the info.

As for Johnson getting Masters motor running, well, there must have been 'something' about her, her feminism, intelligence and strength? Because she was as plain as Masters was unattractive.

We don't even know what his first wife really looked like, I have a feeling most of the actors and actresses on this show look nothing like the real people they're portraying.

A bit OT, Sheen is currently dating the blond woman playing his wife. Does he always get involved with his female co-stars?

by Anonymousreply 3510/15/2013

[quote]I JUST noticed that the "E" in the "Masters of sEx" logo is a female coochie...I'm slow.

No, you're severely retarded. Those are pretty clearly breasts.

by Anonymousreply 3610/15/2013

R35, have you seen the actress playing his wife? Caitlin Fitzgerald is absolutely beautiful. It's hard to imagine any straight guy resisting her. For us, I think Teddy Sears is pretty much Irresisitable, don't you? I have a thing for blonds.

by Anonymousreply 3710/15/2013

[quote]They should have shown a lot more in that gay sex scene.

I agree (those two young actors were both fucking hot) and bring in Nick D'Agosto for a threesome (just explain it as Dr. Haas is beginning to question his sexuality).

by Anonymousreply 3810/15/2013

NO, R36, the E in the logo IS clearly a vagina and hips, it's basically the bottom portion of the female form, definitely NOT breasts.

Before you call anyone "retarded" you need to not make any decisions based on your five second attention span.

I am a Creative Director, I know about graphic design.Those are NOT breasts.

by Anonymousreply 3910/15/2013

The Story Behind Masters of Sex's Racy Logo

by Anonymousreply 4010/15/2013

Yes, R37 Caitlin Fitzgerald is very attractive, though I wouldn't consider her "absolutely beautiful". As a gay man, I can appreacite female beauty, but she's not breathtakingly stunning.

Her looks were not my point. My point was: does Sheen fuck all his female co-stars?

Not every person feels the need to get involved with person they might be attracted to. I meet tons of attractive gay men through my work, I don't try to fuck them, I have a partner, but if I wasn't involved, I wouldn't use my job as an easy way to meet available men.

If the gossip about Sheen is true, he seems rather immature, a love-em-leave-em type. As if he basically has all these brief on-set affairs. Why don't these types of str8 men simply use call girls?

Caitlin Fitzgerald is also much younger than Sheen, typical. IIRC, he has teenage daughter with Kate Beckinsdale. IIRC, there's another kid or two with eithee an ex-wife or ex-girlfriend.

by Anonymousreply 4110/15/2013

I think Teddy Sears is WAY hotter than Nicholas D'Agosto.

by Anonymousreply 4210/15/2013

Michael Sheen only has one child, his daughter Lily with Beckinsale.

What other costars has he fucked besides Fitzgerald?

by Anonymousreply 4310/15/2013

I agree, R41. I was just making the point that she's beautiful (at least to me).

by Anonymousreply 4410/15/2013

Which one is Teddy Sears? Is that the married guy who participated in the sex study with that young blond girl?

by Anonymousreply 4510/15/2013

I've seen the hot blond married guy in some series, he's so familiar.

by Anonymousreply 4610/16/2013

Lizzy Caplan is dating Matthew Perry?

by Anonymousreply 4710/16/2013

There was not such a big age difference between Masters and his first wife in real life. More Hollywoodizing, I suppose, to have an excuse to hire an actress under 30.

by Anonymousreply 4810/16/2013

Well, he likes them younger. He lived with Rachael McAdams for three years after meeting on the set of a Woody Allen movie. He was still involved with Beckinsale when she hooked up with Len Wise. Both of them speak highly of him. McAdams was/is still in love with Gosling. I don't think Sheen is a bad guy for dating a co-star. As long as she's of age and not married what's the big deal?

by Anonymousreply 4910/16/2013

Anyone else watching this? I'm loving it, slow and dry but it keeps getting better and more complicated.

by Anonymousreply 5011/11/2013

I'm watching r50 and I completely agree with you. I love it. Do you know how are the ratings? Is the show popular?

by Anonymousreply 5111/11/2013

It took me awhile to get into it, but now I'm liking it a lot. I really like Beau Bridges and his storyline.

by Anonymousreply 5211/11/2013

I not only watch it, R50, I fucking LOVE IT. Easily one of the best hours currently on television.

by Anonymousreply 5311/11/2013

It got renewed for a second season R51 so it must be doing okay. Count me in as another one is is LOVING this show now. Bout to catch up on the latest episode.

by Anonymousreply 5411/11/2013

I haven't seen last night's ep yet, but I just watched the previous week's. God, I LOVE Allison Janney. She's so good in everything she does. And count me in as another huge fan of this show It's show nice to watch an adult drama - without a serial killer, sociopath, anti-hero - unfold slowly, yet remain compelling.

by Anonymousreply 5511/11/2013

[quote]It's so nice to watch an adult drama - without a serial killer, sociopath, anti-hero - unfold slowly, yet remain compelling.

Very beautifully said and so true.

by Anonymousreply 5611/11/2013

R30 & R31 in the latest episode (11/10) Beau Bridges character is talking with Masters and says he's very happy for him and that he would give him a hug but he was afraid it would be misconstrued by him. Masters had a disgusted look on his face when Bridges says that.

To me that made it seem as if Bridges might have made a serious pass at Masters somewhere in the past and when he was rejected claimed it was just a hug and Masters made way too much of it.

Or maybe I'm reading too much into it

I agree with R55 about Allison Janney. Love her in everything I've seen her in.

by Anonymousreply 5711/11/2013

Any cock in this?

by Anonymousreply 5811/11/2013

R57 I think you might be right. My bf and I thought the same thing about the hug remark

R58, no cock in this, at least not yet

by Anonymousreply 5911/11/2013

Michael Sheen is sexy in his pudgy little way, I'd do him.

by Anonymousreply 6011/13/2013

Love the male prostitute character. He's really hot AND really well done.

And the storyline about the "aversion therapy" was handled really well.

by Anonymousreply 6111/17/2013

I was a little bored by this show at first, but it keeps getting better week after week, and now I really look forward to it.

by Anonymousreply 6211/17/2013

Similar here. I was meh at first, but it's really good.

Allison Janney is, typically, pretty brilliant.

by Anonymousreply 6311/17/2013

I'm not American, and am wondering what US posters think of Michael Sheen's American accent on the show?

by Anonymousreply 6411/19/2013

It's decent enough. I haven't noticed any major slips or anything. It's believable.

by Anonymousreply 6511/19/2013

Thanks, R65.

by Anonymousreply 6611/19/2013

This show needs some cock. Wiggly bits should be everywhere, it is a sex show for gosh sake.

by Anonymousreply 6711/20/2013

He sounds Amurican to me, r64. No hint of British.

by Anonymousreply 6811/20/2013

I agree, r57. Masters does appear to find homosexuality repulsive.

by Anonymousreply 6911/20/2013

Allison Janney actually looked pretty this week, Getting banged took the wrinkles away, made her look younger.

by Anonymousreply 7011/20/2013

Teddy Sears is HOT HOT HOT.

by Anonymousreply 7111/21/2013

R57 -- I saw that scene differently. I thought that Masters reacted that way because he knew he had betrayed his friend and mentor to the point that it had ruined their relationship.

by Anonymousreply 7211/21/2013

Allison Janney deserves another Emmy! Love that broad. And love the gay prostitute.

by Anonymousreply 7311/21/2013

A lot of twists tonight...

by Anonymousreply 7411/24/2013

After a slow start, I am liking the series more each week. It is annoying that the nudity is almost all female, not male.

Finn Buttrock caused a bit of a sensation as the younger brother, to Andrew Garfield, in the Broadway's revival of "Death of A Salesman," so it's no surprise that he very good here as well as the male postitute."

by Anonymousreply 7511/28/2013

I haven't seen the show yet but all the episodes are available on demand.

Should I start watching?

by Anonymousreply 7611/30/2013

Yes, you should start watching. Stick with it, because the first few episodes are not fully engaging. But as the characters develop, all except Masters himself are intering and likable, including the male prostitute.

by Anonymousreply 7711/30/2013

And the wife finds out her husband is a homo!!!

by Anonymousreply 7812/01/2013

I hope there's a Season Two. I almost gave up after the second episode but I'm glad I stuck with it. And, yup, Allison Janney is her usual brilliant self. Beau Bridges is good but he should have gone the extra mile and gotten a haircut to look more period. Also loving Julianne Nicholson.

by Anonymousreply 7912/01/2013

Allison Janney is truly heartbreaking in this. She's an amazing actress.

by Anonymousreply 8012/01/2013

Martin Sheen was incredible in the Kenneth Williams biopic. He is nude in that, if people insist on looking.

by Anonymousreply 8112/01/2013

I have a lot of respect for Allison's workmanlike dedication to character acting. And, of course, she's living Glenn's dream!

by Anonymousreply 8212/01/2013

I don't know who's hotter, Teddy Sears or Nicholas D'Agosto. How I'd love to see them do a sex scene together.

That aside, this show is television drama at its absolute finest. First-rate writing and acting from all involved.

by Anonymousreply 8312/01/2013

Michael Sheen is actually sexy in this!

by Anonymousreply 8412/03/2013

Did Ethan Hawkes character impregnant the wife with his sperm?

by Anonymousreply 8512/03/2013

I'm completely hooked on this show.

by Anonymousreply 8612/03/2013

Ethan Hawkes isn't in this show.

by Anonymousreply 8712/03/2013

Season Two starts shooting Feb/March of next year.

Btw, do y'all know how it all ends...


Later in life, Masters leaves Libby for Johnson. They were married for a number of years.

by Anonymousreply 8812/03/2013

Great show Need a new thread Who do you think about when having sex and does it help you get there

by Anonymousreply 8912/05/2013

Sorry 87 meant Ethan Haas

by Anonymousreply 9012/06/2013

Damn this show is good

by Anonymousreply 9112/09/2013

Teddy Sears, Finn Wittrock and Nicholas D'Agusto, hope you all will be back next season. But, please take your clothes off more ofter!

by Anonymousreply 9212/09/2013

Does Janney show boobs?

by Anonymousreply 9312/09/2013

Is Lizzie Caplan a dyke. she's a pretty girl. She's been seen with matthew perry out and about. is that pr or is she really crapet munching?

by Anonymousreply 9412/09/2013

Yes, n93, Allison shows her boobs.

by Anonymousreply 9512/09/2013

[quote]Martin Sheen was incredible in the Kenneth Williams biopic. He is nude in that, if people insist on looking.

Huh? Martin Sheen is NOT in this series. The British actor Michael Sheen is.

by Anonymousreply 9612/15/2013

The last scene tonight was amazing.

by Anonymousreply 9712/15/2013

Thanks, R97, for commenting on last week's episode. I've watched it several times, can't get enough of it.

by Anonymousreply 9812/15/2013

R98, I was actually commenting on the last scene in the season finale, which aired tonight.

by Anonymousreply 9912/15/2013

Are Beau Bridges' and Alison Janney's characters based on real people? What about Virginia's lover?

I'm assuming this is a fictionalized account about the real Masters and Johnson, but everyone else, they're either composites or totally made up characters.

How about Julianne Nicholson's character?

Just in case anyone is interested, Sheen and Caplan look NOTHING like the real Masters and Johnson, they were both rather plain people, Masters was bald and, IIRC, Virginia was a bit chubby.

by Anonymousreply 10012/15/2013

My bad r96, although can you imagine Martin Sheen playing Kenneth Williams? I would pay to see that car crash!

by Anonymousreply 10112/16/2013

[quote]Are Beau Bridges' and Alison Janney's characters based on real people?

I don't know... but I do know they're the best thing about this show. The best actors. The most interesting story-line. I've noticed that in episodes where they're in the background, the show isn't nearly as good.

Alison Janney in particular is just brilliant in this. I hope she gets some recognition for her role.

by Anonymousreply 10212/16/2013

R88, the show won't be able to stick to the true timeline, but Masters and Johnson slept together for 14 years before he left his wife for her. In answer to R100's question, yes, Johnson was dating a man and almost married him until Masters agreed to leave his wife (and their three children).

Sadly, after 20-22 years of marriage following the lengthy affair, Masters and Johnson divorced, and he immediately remarried.

Johnson was actually married three times before she met Masters.

by Anonymousreply 10312/16/2013


by Anonymousreply 10412/16/2013

Alison Janney is just heartbreaking in this. I hope they shine up an Emmy with her name on it next year. She deserves it. Bridges is also top notch. Both actors are having banner years. Good for them.

by Anonymousreply 10512/16/2013

If I could have out the Emmys:

Best Actor, Drama: Michael Sheen

Best Actress, Drama: Lizzy Caplan

Best Supporting Actress, Drama: Caitlin Fitzgerald

Best Guest Actor, Drama: Beau Bridges

Best Guest Actress, Drama: Allison Janney

And of course "Masters of Sex" for Best Drama Series

by Anonymousreply 10612/16/2013

Well, it won't have any competetion from Homeland. That's for sure.

by Anonymousreply 10712/16/2013

Lizzy Caplan wasn't nominated for a Golden Globe but Sheen was. There is no show without Virgina Johnson. I like Danes but she didn't stand out this year like the first season of Homeland. Caplan should have her place on the ballot.

by Anonymousreply 10812/16/2013

Sorry, I meant if I could HAND out the Emmys.

by Anonymousreply 10912/16/2013

I find it difficult to believe that Masters was so shocked that other doctors were upset about his finding concerning women and sex. He does live in his on little world perhaps I should have been prepared for how out of touch Masters was at his talk & show and tell.

by Anonymousreply 11012/16/2013

Was the film he showed of Virginia?

by Anonymousreply 11112/16/2013

[quote]He does live in his on little world perhaps I should have been prepared for how out of touch Masters was at his talk & show and tell.

The big deal about serving martinis was odd, especially at a presentation at 3pm on a weekday. I wonder if that really happened?

by Anonymousreply 11212/16/2013

R112, they were different times. The 3 martini lunch wasn't unusual.

by Anonymousreply 11312/16/2013

I haven't followed it.

I'm interested in the nudity.

Has the male nudity been worthwhile?

by Anonymousreply 11412/17/2013

Sheens (both countries version of same, Martin fils and the UK Tony Blair) are all exposed as poor actors. Hard to believe that Charlie is the best of the bunch. Terrible show, LC is OK and better (no compliment) than the rest of the cast, but it's no Party Down. A limp, flaccid series...and yes, in real life both Masters and Johnson were so homely as to make the idea of sex in any form, even scientific sex research, intolerable cruelty.

by Anonymousreply 11512/17/2013


by Anonymousreply 11612/17/2013

115 must be watching a different show from the rest of us, I can't get enough of this series, love every character, every story line and every actor in it.

by Anonymousreply 11712/17/2013

Honestly lost interest after episode five, I think, but I love Janney. What episode does she come in?

by Anonymousreply 11812/17/2013

[quote] [R112], they were different times. The 3 martini lunch wasn't unusual.

Agreed, but that wasn't the point I was trying to make. He shouldn't have been surprised by the reaction he got when he chose to make a scientific presentation in an atmosphere resembling a Stag Night, and it wasn't just the martinis or the movie, the whole business of wowing them with some hastily prepared facts on penis size was clearly for impact as well.

I was wondering if that was based on the actual event or not.

by Anonymousreply 11912/17/2013

I had no idea Julianne Nicholson was in this series. I saw an announcement that she was going to be a part of the cast not realizing that I'd been seeing her for WEEKS as that doctor. I used to watch her on Law and Order all of the time and still didn't recognize her - I just thought her character looked vaguely familiar but never made the connection.

I love this show and ALL of the actors in it. I don't think there's a bad performance in the bunch. Allison Janney, Lizzy Caplan, Beau Bridges, Michael Sheen, Julianne Nicholson & the woman who plays Masters wife are really great.

by Anonymousreply 12012/17/2013

Is the gay storyline ever going to go somewhere? Or is this show just about the lesbians, like most other shows on tv?

by Anonymousreply 12112/17/2013

I'm afraid the gay story line is over now that Masters was fired from the hospital. If so, I'll miss all the actors associated with Beau Bridges's character, especially Bridges and Finn Wittrock. I did not like Alison Janney quite as much in the final show. Perhaps her character is better in just a few scenes.

by Anonymousreply 12212/20/2013

Best line of the season one finale:

"I think your vaginal walls are beautiful."

Said by Lester to Jane

by Anonymousreply 12312/30/2013

I have a mad crush on both Sears and D'Agosto though if it came right down to it, I would say Sears is hotter and probably has a bigger cock but is probably a self centered himbo.

This show is tops. I am on episode 8 and was hooked from ep 1.

by Anonymousreply 12401/01/2014


by Anonymousreply 12501/02/2014

I tried to get into this show but it's so boring I just can't continue. I find the two leads to be awful, stiff and robotic. Yes, I know they're researchers and so we're supposed to be amused by their robotic approach to sex, but it just doesn't work for me.

by Anonymousreply 12601/02/2014

I know I am way behind, but this show was absolutely beautifully done. I just finished the first season tonight. I am so looking forward to next season.

[quote]I've seen the hot blond married guy in some series, he's so familiar.

I had to look up Teddy Sears, who was blazing hot in all of his insecurities and huge masculine chest and body on this show. He actually played gay in American Horror story first season. He was Zachary Quinto character's ghost boyfriend. He has major Big Dick Face.

by Anonymousreply 12702/23/2014

It's funny how there are 3-4 threads on LOOKING, which the DL seems to loathe and love with great passion.

Is anyone watching this show? The initial reviews were pretty good, but there doesn't seem to be any buzz about it at all.

by Anonymousreply 12802/23/2014

That's because it ended before Christmas R128

by Anonymousreply 12902/23/2014

More Finn Wittrock!

by Anonymousreply 13006/18/2014

I've never see this show but from the commercials, it looks like it's desperately trying to mimic Mad Men with lots of 'tense drama'.

Is it as cheesy as it looks?

by Anonymousreply 13106/18/2014

Does anyone here watch this?

by Anonymousreply 13207/13/2014

I just discovered it, R132, when Showtime ran a marathon last weekend. It is not a copy of Mad Men, but like Mad Men, it is a thoughtful look back on how things used to be. I agree with other posters that the storyline about the closeted provost is the most compelling, but I enjoy all of them. One of my favorite scenes is when Margaret (Allison Janney's character) "interviews" a hooker for sex tips and discovers her husband is gay.

by Anonymousreply 13307/14/2014

Love this show and thought the season two opener was stunning. So sorry to learn that the Beau Bridges and Allison Janney characters will be leaving the show. Hope it's not permanent. I will also miss Bill's mother.

by Anonymousreply 13407/15/2014

Thanks for spoiling that R134. This season is already a lot better than last season. Hope it doesn't go the way of basically every drama on Showtime ever.

by Anonymousreply 13507/15/2014

Loved it and I find Sheen so damn sexy, even as cold as his character is.

by Anonymousreply 13607/15/2014

My apologies R135. It had been reported in the press, so I thought it was common knowledge. They are both appearing as regulars on other shows, as is Bill's mother.

by Anonymousreply 13707/15/2014

I didn't know BB and AJ were leaving, I'm so disappointed. They were one of the best storylines, just started watching the show and it's intriguing. R136, I'm with you. I never though MS was that attractive but he cleans up well and is very sexy on the show for some reason, even though he such a cold character.

by Anonymousreply 13807/15/2014

[quote] I agree with other posters that the storyline about the closeted provost is the most compelling,

That was great but I ended up being touched more by the Teddy Sears/Allison Janney affair. Too bad it didn't go anywhere.

I'm not too wild about Sheen. I find his coldness really off-putting but I guess it's mostly because I don't find him hot at all. Sears on the other hand, oooh, he really does have a BDF. Maybe him and D'Agosto should do gay sex scene together for the science. I'd probably have to wank for that.

by Anonymousreply 13907/15/2014

the poor man's Mad Men mediocre to the core, but Caplan is quite pretty

by Anonymousreply 14007/15/2014

[quote]the poor man's Mad Men mediocre to the core

I don't think this description suits Masters of Sex at all.

by Anonymousreply 14107/15/2014

hi Michael Sheen at R141, you are especially annoying!

by Anonymousreply 14207/15/2014

I'm bummed out that Beau Bridges and Allison Janney will be leaving. Any idea how many episodes they will be in?

by Anonymousreply 14307/16/2014

Geez, a thread asking people if they liked "Family Ties" or "The Cosby Show" is more popular than the thread for this amazing show. I thought this week's episode was as good as the very best episodes of "Mad Men," with amazing work by the two leads. AND a nice shot of Sheen's bare ass.

Where is the love for this show?

by Anonymousreply 14407/29/2014

Brilliant episode the other night. This will be one that it's remembered for.

by Anonymousreply 14507/29/2014

last episode was a heavy handed snoozefest and you know it

by Anonymousreply 14607/29/2014

I admire that they tried something different, but I tend to agree with R146, it was a bit tedious. It was like filming a stage play.

Besides, I miss Ethan and his boyish hotness.

by Anonymousreply 14707/29/2014

Oooo gurl! I thought that I was the only who missed the hotness that is my man Ethan. Virginia was a big fool to leave that for Masters. Masters better be packing massive meat is all I can say.

by Anonymousreply 14807/29/2014

we don't have ethan anymore, beau bridges and allison janney left, sarah silverman is coming: that's a recipe for disaster!

by Anonymousreply 14907/29/2014

Who's Silverman playing? I couldn't believe how long that fight lasted. They did all that, and then on her way out the fight was still going. WTF?

by Anonymousreply 15007/29/2014

Silverman's gonna play the lesbian prostitute's GF, if you can believe that

by Anonymousreply 15107/29/2014

Just tried to watch the most recent episode. I'm sorry, but the scenes are endless. Zzzzzzzzz

by Anonymousreply 15207/29/2014

Some of you have very short attention spans.

by Anonymousreply 15307/29/2014

i wanna add, i'm one of the poster who thinks that las episode was a snoozefest and i'ma big fan of Mad Men: never felt bored once with that show. Because Mad Men is actually well written.

by Anonymousreply 15407/29/2014

All those people left??

Silverman is Sheen's girlfriend IRL but I hoped she would not be in this show. Shit. I don't hate her, but no.

by Anonymousreply 15507/29/2014

losing bridges and janney is especially awful, they were the best thing happening on this show

by Anonymousreply 15607/29/2014


by Anonymousreply 15707/29/2014

R156, I guess they could not do this and those shitty sitcoms they are on for CBS.

by Anonymousreply 15807/29/2014

I really liked the most recent episode. Libby Masters truly is a Betty Draper cunt, is she not? Poor Coral.

by Anonymousreply 15908/04/2014

I don't think Libby is doing it because it comes naturally to her. She seems uncomfortable even speaking to her that way, almost as if she feels it's expected that she be the supreme domestic goddess of the household in order that Bill with return her love. I think she feels bad about treating Coral that way and will make it up to her soon. The scene where she forces Coral to submit to a hair washing was just cruel.

I think the lice came from Bill- either from the hotel pillow or from Virginia (who got it from her sloppy looking son.)

by Anonymousreply 16008/04/2014

MUCH better episode than the fight. I feel for the DePaul character.

by Anonymousreply 16108/05/2014

Looking forward to the scene they previewed at the end of this week's episode: in their hotel room, Virginia tells Masters to strip naked! Can't wait to see Michael Sheen take it off.

by Anonymousreply 16208/05/2014

I heard Terry Gross interview Allison Janney on Fresh Air and it renewed my interest in MOS. I was about to stream it via Amazon. Worth it? It looks compelling and really interesting. I'd be new to the show, so I guess, specifically, is Season 1 worth it?

by Anonymousreply 16308/05/2014

[quote]Silverman is Sheen's girlfriend

WTF? In real life? On the show, she's the lesbians ex-lover.

Well, if this is true that Sheen is dating Silverman, he was dating Caitlan Fitzgerald, the woman who plays his wife on the show. It must be damn awkward, having to continue acting and doing sex scenes with your ex-girlfriend, while your new girlfriend is on the set.

The show is excellent. I guess some viewers have a problem with a show about sex which features very little sex. Not to mention, so many people today have short attention spans and simply cannot watch a show where they have to pay attention and actually listen to the dialog.

Also, peoples viewing habits have been ruined by trashy 'reality' shows.

by Anonymousreply 16408/10/2014


by Anonymousreply 16508/11/2014

I know it will never happen but if HBO ever decided to do a mini-series of Herman Wouk's novel MARJORIE MORNINGSTAR, Lizzie Caplan would be perfect for the lead.

by Anonymousreply 16608/11/2014

I was surprised how much I enjoyed Sarah Silverman in this episode. I thought she did a nice acting job.

by Anonymousreply 16708/13/2014

This season has been hit or miss with some pretty boring sequences. Some of the racial themes are extremely tedious, especially the whole lice issue.

I miss Teddy Sears and want to see that man naked some more. Too bad they don't show cock in this series.

by Anonymousreply 16808/13/2014

[R166] Great idea! Lizzie Kaplan is very watchable.

by Anonymousreply 16908/15/2014

Another great episode. I love this show.

by Anonymousreply 17008/15/2014

This show is developing too many plots which I don't care about. Dr. Master's wife's racism is a snore, as boring as her character.

There has not been enough sex lately. Bring back Teddy Sears to bang some non-white women.

How about studying homosex?

Dont want to see Sarah Silverman's breasts ever again. Really.

I suppose the racial plots are intended to be edgy but they tend to be sanctimonious. Where are all the horny bad black people?

by Anonymousreply 17108/18/2014

[quote] I suppose the racial plots are intended to be edgy but they tend to be sanctimonious. Where are all the horny bad black people?

I know! They need to get to work researching that whole "Mandingo" theory they were talking about.

It's really turned into a wandering mess. I think they ran out of story in season one, and now they're just trying to figure out how to fill episodes.

by Anonymousreply 17208/18/2014

You do realize that she isn't racist, right? She's jealous of Coral's relationship because her relationship is so horrible. The whole lice thing started because Coral knew more about taking care of the baby than she did.

It's all about her insecurities, not racism.

by Anonymousreply 17308/18/2014

[R173] I disagree. She obviously feels that her husband working in a "Negro hospital" lowers her social standing. She corrects the babysitter's English and humiliates her. This woman has race issues.

by Anonymousreply 17408/18/2014

this show is finally getting interesting! last episode was quite heartbreaking, i must say. Bravo!

by Anonymousreply 17508/19/2014

When are they going to do things like water sports and rimming?

by Anonymousreply 17608/19/2014

Would Masters ever allow Johnson to have sex with anyone else in front of him? Would he t ake copious notes while she was pleasured by a black man or woman? Never gonna happen.

by Anonymousreply 17708/19/2014

That young girl who is getting ready to play CINDERELLA on Broadway is adorable. I assume her storyline is done now that Mrs. Masters fired her.

by Anonymousreply 17808/19/2014

I did not understand at all why Libby felt the need to follow Coral to her home to fire her. Why not just do it at her home the next day? And did it look to anyone else like the baby basket she was carrying was empty?

by Anonymousreply 17908/20/2014

Yes, she felt that working in the Negro hospital lowered their social standing, but that doesn't necessarily make her a racist. She was lashing out at Coral due to the unhappiness in her own life. She would have done the exact same thing if Coral were white. It has nothing to do with Coral being black, in her mind she thought that Coral was somehow happier and more fulfilled and more knowledgeable about babies than she was. Libby is an insecure, unhappy, sexually unfulfilled woman. Coral represented something that she wasn't getting. So like everything in her life she didn't want to deal with it, so Coral had to go.

When she corrected Coral's speech, it was almost directly after the whole swaddling thing to stop the kid from crying. She didn't know that. Coral did. Bill complemented Coral on it. Inside Libby was seething and looking for a way to get her back.

by Anonymousreply 18008/20/2014

Libby is truly a pathetic character. What does she have going for herself?

She is not someone you learn to hate. She is just uninteresting and irrelevant. Her sole display of initiative we have seen is when she went behind her husband's back to get pregnant and when her efforts to keep him employed.

by Anonymousreply 18108/20/2014

Libby was getting swoony watching Coral's brother/bf or whatever he is to her through her window and when she was at their home and he was rubbing her leg. She hates herself for being attracted to the black man and has to punish Coral for it.

I loved the sad, sweet final scenes between Virginia and Lillian, with Virginia trying to get Lillian to see that she was the 'warrior princess' in the stars.

by Anonymousreply 18208/20/2014

Libby wants to be plowed by Coral's brother.

This is such a good show, with a fantastic cast. I think my favorite character is Betty. I love what Annaleigh Ashford is doing.

by Anonymousreply 18308/20/2014

"I loved the sad, sweet final scenes between Virginia and Lillian, with Virginia trying to get Lillian to see that she was the 'warrior princess' in the stars."

Me too. Julianne Nicholson was wonderful.

by Anonymousreply 18408/20/2014

I love her too. She has come completely clean now. Maybe now she and her husband can build a life.

by Anonymousreply 18508/20/2014

The need to pick up the pace and get back to the sex. The heavy emphasis on politics and marital drama are dragging them down.

by Anonymousreply 18608/21/2014

When does Coral take over in Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA?

by Anonymousreply 18708/21/2014

It would be interesting to know which of the plots are based on real events and which are just soap opera filler. I know Masters and Johnson wind up married to one another, but are the Bridges character or the lesbian hooker, or the nanny, or the black hospital administrator all complete fiction or not? What about the doctor with cancer who killed herself last week?

by Anonymousreply 18808/21/2014

[R188] I've been wondering the same thing. Wikipedia did not help much.

by Anonymousreply 18908/21/2014

I love the show but do think it's sexist how Lizzy Caplan is always required to show her naked body whereas Michael Sheen rarely if ever has to take his clothes off. Granted, I'm a gay man who'd just like any opportunity to see a sexy guy like Sheen in the buff but genuinely do feel it's very unfair to Caplan.

by Anonymousreply 19008/25/2014

I have no desire to see Sheen nude. However, seeing Teddy Sears back last night, even fully clothed, was good. He is a very handsome man. Can't wit to see him naked again.

by Anonymousreply 19108/25/2014

R188, I found this page which supposedly has some facts regarding the real-life Masters and Johnson compared to what we are seeing on the show:

by Anonymousreply 19208/25/2014

So this one episode took place over the course of three years, according to the Showtime website. Kind of daring to move so quickly.

by Anonymousreply 19308/26/2014

Libby is so going to fuck Coral's brother.

by Anonymousreply 19408/26/2014

[R195] Wait til she finds out what sex can be!

This series needs to get back to the study.

by Anonymousreply 19508/26/2014

[quote]It would be interesting to know which of the plots are based on real events and which are just soap opera filler. I know Masters and Johnson wind up married to one another, but are the Bridges character or the lesbian hooker, or the nanny, or the black hospital administrator all complete fiction or not? What about the doctor with cancer who killed herself last week?

The series is based on a book, which is listed in the credits. That would shed some light on whether or not this series is based on real events or if the other characters are composites.

The real Masters and Johnson looked nothing like Sheen and Caplan, that's for sure. The real Bill had crazy eyes.

by Anonymousreply 19608/26/2014

[quote]Libby is truly a pathetic character. What does she have going for herself?

I cannot stand Libby, when she is ranting at Bill, I want to yell at the screen and tell her to get a fucking job, stop depending on a man and your babies to make your life fulfilled.

Then I realize, this was the 50s/60s, when most women, even the educated ones, got married and became housewives. She is really annoying and grating, she doesn't even seem to have a hobby or any friends, her socializing was based around Bill's job.

I can't wait until she finds out Bill is fucking Virginia. thought, I'm not sure if they divorce for another reason. Supposedly Bill and Virginia's affair went on for 12 years.

As for Coral's boyfriend/brother, I don't know what's going on with that, why did she tell Libby he was her boyfriend and going into how great he was in bed etc? The promo for next week's episode showed Libby talking to Coral's brother again, is she going to have sex with him? This woman is aching for some attention, she's gets none from Bill. They sleep in separate beds and haven't had sex in a year.

The show was picked up for a third season, despite the lack of sex, people are watching and enjoying the acting and storylines, imagine that.

The people here complaining there's not enough full frontal male nudity, you need to watch porn, this is show about sex, but with very little of it. Too bad.

by Anonymousreply 19708/26/2014

I really like this show. All actors are great. Masters is not a very likeable character, but Michael Sheen is amazing. Libby seemed a bit out of character this season, but maybe it was the new baby and changes in their relationship.

by Anonymousreply 19808/26/2014

I find Michael Sheen so damn sexy

by Anonymousreply 19908/26/2014

Remember in the first season Libby was interested in another black guy, the repair man. They danced together and he ended up driving her to the hospital when she had her baby.

by Anonymousreply 20008/26/2014

last synday's episode was a bit of a mess: they basically started a whole new season in the middle of season 2! it was a bit too much, like a cop put. what do you think, DL?

by Anonymousreply 20108/27/2014

[quote]Remember in the first season Libby was interested in another black guy, the repair man. They danced together and he ended up driving her to the hospital when she had her baby.

Since Libby appears to from an upper middle class background, dating a black man, even if he was a successful surgeon or the head of the hospital like the man Bill worked for, it would have been taboo back then for a while woman from the upper classes to get involved with a black man.

I'm sure interracial were out there, the public simply didn't know about them. The only interracial couples I remember as a kid were usually showbiz couples like Sammy Davis and his wife Mai Britt.

Perhaps Libby is so uptight and comes from such a cloistered background, she finds black people fascinating?

She sure must be horny, Bill hasn't touched her in over a year, yet he was shown getting blowjobs by street hookers? What's his problem? How ironic, there Bill is researching others sex lives and his is an absolute mess.

Remember when they were fucking to get Libby pregnant with their first baby, Bill lied that it was her, yet it was his low sperm count? Bill would only fuck her from behind? It seems as if he despises her, perhaps it was a marriage of convenience to help his career, they are mismatched on so many levels.

Does Bill hate his mom because she allowed his father to beat him or was Bill a victim of sexual abuse by his father? I don't quite understand why he hates his mom so much.

by Anonymousreply 20208/27/2014

i'm "Oh, dear-ing" myself for the typos in my post:

*sunday* *cop out*

by Anonymousreply 20308/27/2014

Good question 202, think it will be revealed later. I thought Libby got pregnant form her Dr. not her husband.

by Anonymousreply 20408/27/2014

I was thinking a lot of people need to proofread their posts. Some are so bad, entire paragraphs make no sense at all. Then trolldar showed me it's all mostly one person- and not r201, who so diligently apologized for easily transgressed and pretty harmless typos (Synday actually makes for good MichFestspeak:)

But someone else needs to get their shit together,

by Anonymousreply 20508/27/2014

so none of you was bemused by the constant flash- forwards? discuss!

by Anonymousreply 20608/27/2014

I liked flash-forwards because I thought the first couple of episodes in this season were different, with strange pace, going in weird directions. I was disappointed with those first episodes, but I liked the last one. Although it seems a bit as if they didn't know what else to do, so they decided to just ff. But I really don't mind.

BTW I apologize if I'm the one whose posts don't make sense. I'm not a native English speaker. I'm trying.

by Anonymousreply 20708/27/2014

R207, you're doing just fine.

by Anonymousreply 20808/27/2014

[quote]so none of you was bemused by the constant flash- forwards? discuss!

Perhaps these episodes were filmed before the show got the green for a third season? The producers might have wanted to get the story moving.

As for R206, go teach your grade school pupils or whatever you do for a living, why so snarky? Sometimes a person's thoughts come faster than their typing, while others simply don't proofread what they've typed before posting. This is an anonymous forum, not a writing class or an English class. You sound like a schoolmarm!

WHY so anal about anonymous posts at a forum? At least this thread is more interesting than seeing yet ANOTHER thread about the minute details of a pornstar's life or about a pop singer whose shelf life already expired many years ago! Get a life.

by Anonymousreply 20908/27/2014

uh, what?

by Anonymousreply 21008/28/2014

[R205] [quote]I was thinking a lot of people need to proofread their posts. Some are so bad, entire paragraphs make no sense at all

And your post is a perfect example of a post in need of proofreading.

by Anonymousreply 21109/01/2014

Last night's episode was good. It was well-paced. They even gave Teddy Sears some screen time! Now he needs to get naked again.

by Anonymousreply 21209/01/2014

I loved seeing Christian Borle as Master's new "patient". He looked tall, handsome, and mature - certainly older than his appearance on SMASH and in PETER AND THE STARCATCHER on Broadway. And his acting was excellent.

by Anonymousreply 21309/02/2014

I hope that he and his wife take part in the study. Humping for the TV audience is a public service.

by Anonymousreply 21409/02/2014

I just realized that Masters' mother and the head of the cult on The Leftovers are played by the same actress, Ann Dowd. It kind of blew my mind, they are such different characters and she plays them both so well.

by Anonymousreply 21509/08/2014

After their adventure last night, will boss lady start pimping out the good Dr. Langham? Or will she keep him for herself?

by Anonymousreply 21609/15/2014

The boss lady/Dr. Langham storyline is the first one on this show that I really dislike. Although any chance to see him in bed showing off his nipples is okay by me.

by Anonymousreply 21709/23/2014

OMG Paulie J form the Comeback was on the last episode of MOS!!

by Anonymousreply 21809/23/2014

This series just gets better each week.

by Anonymousreply 21909/23/2014

Me, too, R217. I hate hate hate that storyline. But agree Teddy Sears is fucking gorgeous and needs to be naked as much as possible.

by Anonymousreply 22009/23/2014

This show... I have never seen anything with two lead characters who are so consistently unlikable.

by Anonymousreply 22109/23/2014

Mrs. Master's finally got what she wanted.

Agree with R217 and R220.

by Anonymousreply 22209/23/2014

Even though unrealistic, I really like the Libby storyline. I'm scared something bad is going to happen to him. I agree, I hate the Teddy/Flo storyline.

On another note, I hate the way Virginia speaks.

by Anonymousreply 22309/23/2014

R221, do you really find Virginia Johnson unlikable? I agree that they are going out of their way to make Masters a jerk, but I find Johnson to be quite likable. What do you dislike about her?

by Anonymousreply 22409/24/2014

I don't see how anyone could hate Austin's storyline with the Cal-o-metric chick. It's perfect payback for him being a douche. And, quite frankly, it's a little sad, sweet that these two sad, lonely people have found each other.

by Anonymousreply 22509/24/2014

Last night's season finale gave us a lot to ponder about so many unhappy people struggling to find each other.

I don't like the Masters & Johnson relationship. it is fundamentally unhealthy and he's not a very likeable man.

The mixed race couple has given her character room to grow.

I liked the former hooker and her wealthy hubby.

It is so sad to see Dr. Langham being used but he deserves it. Those two remind me of so many couple I have known.

by Anonymousreply 22609/29/2014

R224... it's hard to explain. I guess it's because she's such a smart woman making so many dumb choices, not the least of which is lugging along that sad sack of Masters. She's lost everything to work with him and now fuck him. I also find her painfully earnest and emphatic. Maybe it's just the show this year... it's horrible. You can't really care what happens to anybody except maybe Libby. And last year's great characters are lost. In the end I was watching for the diet peddler and the Dr. Hot Dick and the secretary.

by Anonymousreply 22709/29/2014

[quote]Maybe it's just the show this year... it's horrible.

The viewing public appears to agree with you. The season two finale garnered 889,000 viewers, down 25 percent from the season one finale.

Compare that to its lead-in, Ray Donovan, which had 1.4 million viewers, up 40 percent from last year's finale.

by Anonymousreply 22809/30/2014

I'm not surprised, R228. Ray Donovan really stepped up its game this year. I was a half-hearted watcher in S1, but the show hit the ground running in S2 and didn't let up.

I watched S1 of Masters of Sex when Showtime ran a marathon right before S2. I was immediately hooked and added it to my DVR schedule. S2 has been a big disappointment. The loss of Allison Janney and Beau Bridges left a huge hole in the show. Bill's annoying brother (unmentioned even by their mother in S1!) was certainly no substitute.

The time jump in mid-season was jarring. One of the things that bugged me about S2 is that they talk about "the work" all the time, but we don't see much of it. I feel like we saw too much of Bill and Gini. I know, the show is about them, but there were too many hotel scenes of just the two of them.

I did like Dr. Langham and Cal-O-Metric lady. Also the nerdy guy and his girlfriend. Libby and Robert are hot but boring.

by Anonymousreply 22909/30/2014

I would like to see where 'the work' is going. I know that it evolved over time.

Their shyness with nudity is is a show about sex, show a cock or two.

by Anonymousreply 23009/30/2014

Here's a long and interesting interview with the producer of Masters of Sex on the Hitfix site where she talks about the difficulties of season two and (best of all) hints that Beau Bridges and Allison Janney might be back for season three!

by Anonymousreply 23110/02/2014

Michael Sheen looks like a rodent.

by Anonymousreply 23210/20/2014

Way late to the game on this show. Just started watching it. Spent this rainy day binge-watching seven eps.

It's OK, but while Lizzie Caplan is lovely, her speech pattern annoys the living the shit out of me. She has an affectation when she speaks and I never forget she's an actress playing a role; she's unconvincing to me. Still, I love her on "The League" as Nick Kroll's sister.

Nicholas what'shisname is adorable.

by Anonymousreply 23312/06/2014

Oh, and of course, Allison Janney is fucking fantastic as always. What a great actress.

by Anonymousreply 23412/06/2014

The second season of this show veered way off track into uninteresting cul de sacs, after a first season variable quality. Annaleigh Aehford was the only reason to tune in.

However, they do talk about the work and have advanced to the stage of trying to cure sexual dysfunction. Quite a lot of the season was devoted to that through supporting characters and Masters himself. Quite explicitly. You can't fault the show for that.

As much as I love Far From Heaven, shoe horning it in here to give the lovely actress who plays Sheen's wife something to do kind of minimises the civil rights movement. Hers is too small a PoV from which to view it.

Not sure I'm interested in a Season Three.

by Anonymousreply 23512/07/2014


by Anonymousreply 23607/27/2015

I really liked the first season of this show, but it's awful now. I'm giving it one more episode and then I think I'm out for good.

by Anonymousreply 23707/27/2015

Love this show, just wonder how Libby produced such ugly children, she and her husband are both good looking.

by Anonymousreply 23807/27/2015

Who is that woman the photographer guy (Lester?) is married to? I thought the last time we saw him with anyone it was with the chick from Breaking Bad who's pussy wouldn't open.

by Anonymousreply 23907/27/2015

There has been a time jump of several years. It hasn't been explained why Lester and Barb broke up.

by Anonymousreply 24007/27/2015

Who saw the episode with Necar Zadegan playing the Queen of Iran?

by Anonymousreply 24107/27/2015

Bump this thread.

by Anonymousreply 24207/29/2015

The time leaps are huge this season, like they are trying to wrap it up.

I miss the hot blond doctor and the fat chick.

by Anonymousreply 24307/29/2015

Well the season is over and not a moment too soon. What a mess of a show now. I don't understand why Showtime gave it an early renewal given how unwatchable it's become.

by Anonymousreply 24409/30/2015

This season really was a mess and not even a hot one. Here's a great article articulating its missteps

by Anonymousreply 24509/30/2015

at least teddy sears showed his ass

by Anonymousreply 24609/30/2015

I wanna see his penis. The pubes are nice, but that doesn't count.

by Anonymousreply 24709/30/2015

Do we still hate this show here? I was ready to bail after last season but this season has uprighted the ship in a lot of ways. Sheen is still fugly and unappealing but we still have lots to like surrounding him.

by Anonymousreply 24810/19/2016

I love Sheen. He was the reason I started watching this show, but now my favorite character is Libby.

by Anonymousreply 24910/19/2016

[quote] I love Sheen

He looks like a rat.

by Anonymousreply 25010/20/2016

This season has seen the show make a nice comeback. There are more characters to care about, and good story arcs for all of them.

by Anonymousreply 25110/25/2016

This season has seen the show make a nice comeback. There are more characters to care about, and good story arcs for all of them.

by Anonymousreply 25210/25/2016

I love Sheen as well, very sexy man. Last week when Sarah Silvermans character died was heartbreaking.

by Anonymousreply 25310/25/2016

It looks like they are about to embark on gay research next.

by Anonymousreply 25410/25/2016

I'm not sure what happened, but this show is back. It broke my heart when Sarah Silverman died. Libby has been wonderful this season.

by Anonymousreply 25510/25/2016
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