Masters of Sex Articles

Questions and revelations

September 28, 2015 13:17:15 Posted at September 28, 2015 13:17:15
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Masters Of Sex Season 3 Episode 12 recap Thanks for bearing with me after last week, where the Emmys kind of stood in the way of Masters and Johnson’s psychological warfare. I think there are people who really liked last week’s episode, but I wasn’t one of them. The show is a little too fond of these weird, premise-y, bottle-y episodes – and I am usually a big fan of them too. Full Story

(American) Woman, Get Away From Me

September 14, 2015 12:28:24 Posted at September 14, 2015 12:28:24
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Masters Of Sex Season 3 Episode 10 recap “Oh, gee, Dr. Masters…is this how you touch a penis? Should I rub harder?” I mean, come on now. It’s not that I think she wouldn’t say it, it’s that Bill is made of much stronger stuff than to fall for that line of garbage. Full Story

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End Of The Road

September 8, 2015 16:38:38 Posted at September 8, 2015 16:38:38
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Masters of Sex Season 3 Episode 9 recap. Was that scene between Virginia and Dan Logan the first real love scene we’ve seen on this show? I say ‘love scene’ instead of sex scene, even though it gets a little too close to the grossness of the phrase ‘making love’, because there have been dozens of sex scenes on this show, but this is the first one in a long time that seems borne out of genuine passion for one another, and not seeking comfort, or human connection, or validation of femininity, or sperm donation. Full Story

Things They Can Tell By Looking At You

September 1, 2015 14:44:04 Posted at September 1, 2015 14:44:04
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Masters Of Sex Season 3 Episode 8 recap Well, it wasn’t a boring episode of Masters of Sex – in fact, there were people and their relationships being explored all over the place. Sometimes I think it’s that this show tries to do too much, and so we wind up feeling unfulfilled about all of it. Full Story

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Using People

August 24, 2015 13:16:39 Posted at August 24, 2015 13:16:39
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Masters Of Sex Season 3 Episode 7 recap. You know, I was out of town last night and wasn’t sure I was going to be able to watch Masters Of Sex. I did actually manage to, but when I wasn’t sure, I checked out some tweets to see what everyone else thought—the term ‘jump the shark’ came up a lot. Full Story

Home Truths

August 17, 2015 13:26:26 Posted at August 17, 2015 13:26:26
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Masters Of Sex Season 3 Episode 6 recap When I was hearing some particularly unpleasant criticism growing up, I’d get all indignant. Like “how could you say such things to me?!” (N.B. the things were probably like “your clothes look wrinkled and bad because you leave them in a pile on the floor for six weeks”. Full Story

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Fathers and Mothers

August 10, 2015 15:20:40 Posted at August 10, 2015 15:20:40
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Masters Of Sex Season 3 Episode 5 recap A good episode of the show. I don’t know why there’s such a dichotomy of episodes, either a dismal dirge of family dysfunction or the melee of office and cultural mores. In theory, there should be a mix of both and this episode is the closest we’ve come in a long time. Full Story

Take This Show On The Road

August 4, 2015 15:56:42 Posted at August 4, 2015 15:56:42
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Masters of Sex season 3 episode 4 recap The thing about sex that makes it interesting to talk about and see, especially on TV and the movies, is that it’s supposed to be secret and ‘between two people’,  and that’s how we generally conduct ourselves in real life. Don’t ask, don’t tell. Full Story

The Truth About Masters & Johnson

July 27, 2015 15:03:58 Posted at July 27, 2015 15:03:58
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Masters of Sex Season 3 Episode 3 recap How to watch this episode: Roll your eyes at the ‘baby interruptus’, and wonder if you’re watching Up All Night. Recognize the woman Libby’s talking to in the kitchen. Rewind three times until you confirm that yes, in fact, that is Susan May Pratt, otherwise known as Maureen from Center Stage, otherwise known as “I’m the best goddamn dancer in the American Ballet Academy. Full Story

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The Longest Shortest Pregnancy

July 20, 2015 13:12:02 Posted at July 20, 2015 13:12:02
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Masters of Sex Season 3 Episode 2 recap Let’s get the obvious strangeness out of the way first – was there something up with Michael Sheen’s voice this episode? Like, it sounded not very much like Michael Sheen’s voice? I couldn’t decide whether he was trying to corral the Britishisms more or overcompensating for a cold, but it seemed like 80% of the episode was re-recorded in ADR, and possibly not by him. Full Story

Press Conference, 1965

July 13, 2015 12:35:58 Posted at July 13, 2015 12:35:58
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Masters Of Sex Season 3 Episode 1 recap It may be because Lainey and I were embroiled last night in a discussion about a writer who didn’t bother to hide his condescension for women, but this episode of Masters of Sex, set in 1965, has firmly moved into what amounts to a family drama that documents how Bill Masters is frustrated by women being women. Full Story

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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