I finally finished the first season last night, and oh this show is brilliant. This is exactly what television needed to follow “Mad Men.” I know “Mad Men” still has one more season, and I have yet to see Season 6, but I felt like it was starting to fizzle itself out. The storylines were just starting to tire themselves out.
But anyways, “Masters of Sex” has all the sex, style, office politics and gender equality issues that is necessary for a ’60’s TV drama. It’s quite fabulous. Better yet, it’s based on a true story. The series follows the story of William Masters and Virginia Johnson, the two pioneering researchers of human sexuality.
Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan are a riveting pair. Sheen is brilliant—wound and consumed by his work, sometimes you just want to shake him real hard and say, “Take a chill pill damn it!” Then other times you’re like, “Alright, continue with your geniusness.” Then there’s Caplan as Virginia Johnson, who was also a great casting choice. She exuberates the kind of strength and beauty women want to be, and her wide eyes communicate all the sass and tenderness that make her the heroine she is.
Just watch the show for yourself if you haven’t already. It’s so good. It’s exciting, because when is sex not exciting? And unlike “Mad Men,” I feel like this show is actually more about the women than the men, even though it’s the story of Masters and Johnson.
But yeah, go watch. I can’t wait for the next season.
BIG LOVE & HUGS