Masters of Sex Articles

Josh Charles in Masters of Sex

May 7, 2015 16:22:45 Posted at May 7, 2015 16:22:45
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If you’re worried that your Mad Men withdrawal is going to get kind of ugly and desperate, now is the time to catch up on Masters Of Sex. It’s period, it’s a delicious show with lots of drama and yelling and sex and nudity, and it moves through time like a freight train.   And apparently, Josh Charles’s character is going to have a ‘complicated’ relationship with Michael Sheen’s Masters and Lizzy Caplan’s Johnson. Full Story

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Throw a Brick Through The Window

September 29, 2014 14:55:45 Posted at September 29, 2014 14:55:45
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Masters of Sex Season 2 Episode 12 recap. Ohhhh. There. That’s what we’ve been building toward. Satisfying, terrifying, and nauseating like the best of all the golden age of television. I was uncomfortable and upset for most of the episode, which paradoxically feels good, and right. Full Story

Morning Wood Got You Down?

September 22, 2014 14:48:59 Posted at September 22, 2014 14:48:59
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Masters Of Sex Season 2 Episode 11 recap Here lies the Cal-o-metric plotline. Not only is it clumsy and completely beside the point, but in this episode (as well as the last) we completely abandon the pretense that any of these Cal-O-Metric characters exist in the same world as Bill and Virginia. Full Story

Is Masters of Sex sexy?

September 15, 2014 14:12:54 Posted at September 15, 2014 14:12:54
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Masters Of Sex Season 2 Episode 10 recap  Is it designed to be sexy? If it isn’t, is that the point of the show or a failing of the show?  Because it’s not sexy to start off a show, or indeed a conversation of any kind, with talk about money.  That’s not sexy at all. Full Story

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White Lies

September 8, 2014 14:15:15 Posted at September 8, 2014 14:15:15
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Masters Of Sex Season 2 Episode 9 recap It’s just because of Christian Borle. It’s just because of Christian Borle. I’m not starting to think about Smash, and how characters on that show used to tell each other great revelations about things instead of showing them,  and how the main characters only looked at problems instead of actually having them, because of Christian Borle. Full Story

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Masters of Sex Meets Eyes Wide Shut Meets Game Of Thrones

September 2, 2014 19:02:40 Posted at September 2, 2014 19:02:40
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Masters of Sex Season 2 Episode 8 recap Credits are back! Also Christian Borle! Welcome back to a show that is bound and determined to be about just about everything, including Cal-o-Metric. By all means, no matter what changes, let’s not forget about Cal-o-Metric.    Okay, so, what is this show about, exactly? Virginia lost her friend Lillian. Full Story

Beyonce > Sex

August 25, 2014 17:17:57 Posted at August 25, 2014 17:17:57
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Masters Of Sex Season 2 Episode 7 recap It was a bad night to be switching between Masters and the VMAs because the timeline was jumping all over the damn place. To be honest, had I known, I could have almost gotten through it all while waiting for Beyonce but…what can you do? Instead we broke our necks sailing through several years in the lives of Masters and Johnson. Full Story

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“They Had To Shoot Her”

August 11, 2014 14:02:46 Posted at August 11, 2014 14:02:46
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Masters Of Sex Season 2 Episode 5 recap This show is so great that it almost seems criminal to point out any of its shortcomings, especially since they seem a little out-in-front when compared to the layered subtlety of the rest of the series.  So it’s a bit churlish of me to point it out, but gosh, women struggle with power, don’t they? This seems as much like a Mad Men revelation as a Masters Of Sex one, but the shows are actually very reflective of one another – Masters is to women’s struggles as Mad Men is to men’s struggles to see themselves. Full Story

The Egg Roll Incident

August 4, 2014 14:04:50 Posted at August 4, 2014 14:04:50
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Masters Of Sex Season 2 Episode 4 recap On a show like this, the question of what constitutes loyalty, or “the right thing to do” is in constant question. Do you fight for your lover who’s also your legitimate assistant? Do you deserve the title of “partner” if you’re keeping the biggest secret of your personal life separate from your partner? Do you owe your employer the benefit of all the doubts that she’s trying to “help” you and needs to trust you – even if everything she’s doing says otherwise? How far do you let your study go before kicking out the ever-growing peanut gallery in the one-way mirror? Cinematic and honest as last week was, to me, this is what makes Masters of Sex actually work. Full Story

Virginia Smiles

July 28, 2014 15:05:16 Posted at July 28, 2014 15:05:16
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Masters of Sex Season 2 Episode 3 recap An unusual episode. None of our usual players (though possibly a starmaking turn for Elliot, you know?) and just one main location. Part of the glory of making a show that is not a procedural is that you can experiment with formats and types of shows and stretch the limits of what your show is. Full Story

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The Fastest Speculum In Missouri

July 21, 2014 14:19:30 Posted at July 21, 2014 14:19:30
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Masters of Sex Season 2 Episode 2 (I told myself I was going to start using more straightforward titles but how could I resist that pull quote? I also considered “Every good fight begins with pizza”.) Good Lord, Masters Of Sex. The Previouslies were as long for this week as for last week, when they recapped the entirety of season 1. Full Story

Things Have Changed

July 14, 2014 13:52:39 Posted at July 14, 2014 13:52:39
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Masters Of Sex Season 2 Episode 1 recap Well, they didn’t change the intro. Every time you think “I wonder if I know of a crude euphemism for some act of sex” you can think of that intro, and know. But as the show gets even more interesting than last season, it’s almost on purpose. Full Story

Sarah Silverman Sex

April 29, 2014 16:33:23 Posted at April 29, 2014 16:33:23
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When we were talking about articles for today’s column, this news item came up, but I was so focused on Valerie Cherish (coming soon) that I forgot to confirm I was doing this one. When Lainey prodded me “And the Sheen one too, right?” I was confused for a second. Because of course, for her, it’s a Michael Sheen story. Full Story

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It’s Like Firing God

December 17, 2013 16:11:23 Posted at December 17, 2013 16:11:23
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Masters Of Sex Season 1 Episode 12 recap Ha! Okay, this show doesn’t go for the cheap laugh or any laugh, per se, but I didn’t mind that line from Lester. It was a much needed moment of levity in an episode that seemed like it was going to break under the weight of its own revelations. Full Story