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Masters of Sex

Series Summary
William Masters and Virginia Johnson are known as pioneers of the science of human sexuality. Their research shoots them to fame on a trajectory that takes them from humble beginnings in the Midwest to the cover of Time magazine. Masters is a brilliant scientist who is out of touch with his own feelings. Johnson is a divorced mother who is ahead of her time on many fronts, including her determination to have a meaningful career. The pair's relationship isn't just professional, as Masters divorces his wife, Libby, to marry Johnson as they pursue their experiments. "Masters of Sex" is based on Thomas Maier's book of the same name that profiled the couple.

Air Dates: 2013 - Present

Genres: Drama

Network: SHOW

  • Season 2, Ep. 12 : The Revolution Will Not Be Televised Sep 28, 2014

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    Masters does not like how his work is portrayed in the documentary; Libby continues her relationship with Robert; Langham re-evaluates his relationship with Flo; Masters and Johnson believe they can cure sexual dysfunction.

  • Season 2, Ep. 11 : One for the Money, Two for the Show Sep 21, 2014

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    A television crew arrives to document the work of Masters and Johnson; Masters believes himself an unsuitable television presence; George wants to take Virginia's children on a trip with his new wife; Langham is trapped in his contract.

  • Season 2, Ep. 10 : Below the Belt Sep 14, 2014

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    Masters learns of a rival study; Virginia wants to find a cure for Masters' difficulties; Libby canvases a tenement for a rent strike; Langham learns he must sleep with Flo to save his job.

  • Season 2, Ep. 9 : Story of My Life Sep 7, 2014

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    Virginia continues to impersonate a patient's case; Betty and Masters try to fix Lester's impotence; Libby offers testimony about the beaten men; Barbara Sanders wrestles with a diagnosis.

  • Season 2, Ep. 8 : Mirror, Mirror Aug 31, 2014

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    Masters treats a couple for infertility without revealing his relationship to them; Johnson tries to treat a woman on her own; Libby witnesses a hate crime.

critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • The engrossing, beautifully cast and well acted Masters of Sex is at once the tale of an odd couple and the story of a culture coming of age. show more

  • All together Masters of Sex makes an engaging pilot, but it is as yet untested as a premise for a series. show more

  • [Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan] are simply tremendous throughout, and they are the main reason to stick with the show, even when some of the supporting characters grate and parts of it feel like exposition-heavy excerpts from Thomas Maier's book of the same name. show more

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