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Things Have Changed

Duana Posted by Duana at July 14, 2014 13:52:39 July 14, 2014 13:52:39

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

Duana Posted by Duana at April 29, 2014 16:33:23 April 29, 2014 16:33:23

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

Duana Posted by Duana at December 17, 2013 16:11:23 December 17, 2013 16:11:23

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

Let Johnson Be Johnson

Duana Posted by Duana at December 10, 2013 15:20:08 December 10, 2013 15:20:08

Masters Of Sex Season 1 Episode 11 recap. Wow. This show has never been anything other than an investigation of gender – it’s not even about sex, really, given that Masters and Johnson haven’t pinned down ways to investigate the x-factor that is attraction.   No, the show is about men and women, and what it means to be each, and what can be done to change the looks of the role you were assigned to. Full Story


Duana Posted by Duana at December 3, 2013 15:21:15 December 3, 2013 15:21:15
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Masters Of Sex Season 1 Episode 10 recap The first and only episode of Rags to Riches I ever saw was about the threat of the nuclear bomb. Kids in grade school were doing practice sessions for when the air raid sirens went off, and then at the end, they all sang “Drift Away”.   It confused me, as did this episode of Masters Of Sex. Full Story

How Many Ways Can I Call You A Whore?

Duana Posted by Duana at November 26, 2013 15:14:26 November 26, 2013 15:14:26

Masters of Sex Season 1 Episode 9 recap Do you remember the most exciting conversations of the first couple of months away at school? It doesn’t matter if you didn’t go, you still know the ones I’m talking about. After too many Mike’s Hard Lemonades (Ugh, I don’t miss you, 1997), someone starts getting daring while talking about, you know, sex, and someone else one-ups them, and the whole thing feels very naughty and titillating even though nothing is actually happening and half the people are lying? Yeah. Full Story


Duana Posted by Duana at November 19, 2013 14:54:28 November 19, 2013 14:54:28

Masters Of Sex Season 1 Episode 8 recap Okay, I know. We’re above the break on the site, but come on. Vaginas, on this show, are not spoilers.      I’ll tell you what though, I am pretty surprised at how liberal everyone is about sex.   Maybe I thought 1957 was more taboo than it obviously was, but Jane sasses about greeting each new person in the study with a wink and a smile, and Margaret Scully was the only one who didn’t have sex until her wedding day, and it turns out the Provost’s hang-ups about sex are, um, his alone. Full Story

Isn’t it A-n-a-e-s-t-h-e-s-i-a?

Duana Posted by Duana at November 12, 2013 15:04:12 November 12, 2013 15:04:12

Masters Of Sex Season 1 Episode 7 recap. So. Suppose I told you I was watching this show, um, not on broadcast channels. As such, sometimes there are, er, anomalies. To cut to the chase, this is the first time I’ve seen the credit sequence, and I don’t know if that’s because it’s new as of this episode, or because of other…reasons. Full Story

When the cat’s away…

Duana Posted by Duana at November 5, 2013 16:14:38 November 5, 2013 16:14:38

Masters Of Sex Season 1 Episode 6 recap Oh, Libby. I knew there was a reason you were on this show and not an annoying, insipid actress but someone who had actual dramatic heft (Caitlin FitzGerald has been in everything), but this still made me sad.   It’s sad from the beginning, of course. Full Story

Mothers and Fathers

Duana Posted by Duana at October 29, 2013 14:06:43 October 29, 2013 14:06:43

Masters of Sex Season 1 Episode 5 recap. Well. Is anyone watching this show except me? Because it is just really satisfying. That sounds awful to say in the wake of this week’s deeply sad episode, but you get the idea. I just don’t know if people are exploring these ideas – about families and genetics and how your sexual self is like the rest of you – anywhere else, and it’s valuable. Full Story

She Knows What Feels Good

Duana Posted by Duana at October 22, 2013 14:35:16 October 22, 2013 14:35:16

Masters Of Sex Season 1 Episode 4 recap There’s an inclination to be whispery and respectful of certain people after their deaths, and I certainly think that’s mostly appropriate. But sometimes it precludes things that I really miss – like how funny Heath Ledger was when he asked of Bianca Stratford, “What is it with this chick? She got beer-flavoured nipples or something?”  See? You just smiled. Full Story