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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 it evolves into a three-way "marriage" with Masters' wife, Libby. "Masters of Sex" is based on Thomas Maier's book of the same name, which profiled the pair.

Air Dates: 2013 - Present

Genres: Drama

Network: SHOW

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Season 3, Ep. 1 : Parliament of Owls Jul 12, 2015

Masters and Johnson prepare to publish their study; Virginia faces parenting struggles; Libby pulls herself out of a depression.

  • Masters of Sex Jul 6, 2015

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    You're watching the SHOWTIME Freeview. Masters and Johnson face the press for the first time. Season premiere. New episodes Sundays at 10/9c, beginning July 12. Order SHOWTIME now!

  • 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.

critic reviews ( 3 )
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  • 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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