Masters of Sex: Season 1 Reviews

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September 14, 2017
Evocative and provocative, this fact-based drama is most invigorating when showing how the findings helped ignite women's lib.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 26, 2013
The lure of this show is the doctor's bull-headed devotion to studying sex and his growing relationship with Ginny.
October 16, 2013
Masters of Sex is that rare show that's clever enough to have it both ways.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
October 14, 2013
Communicating all of this without stooping to smut or straining for an imagined moral high ground demands a certain delicacy of tone, and it's one creator Michelle Ashford nails.
October 9, 2013
Certainly there was much to love about a drama that chronicles one of the turning points of the sexual revolution; not least the dialogue.
October 8, 2013
Alternately titillating and prudish, Masters of Sex definitely does not climax too soon.
January 17, 2019
A refreshing anomaly: a prestige cable drama that doesn't feel like a recombination of elements from 15 shows that came before it.
January 17, 2019
Cue the drama. Even without the tits, this is going to be good.
Full Review | Original Score: B
January 17, 2019
Each character is afforded a rich psychology, and the cast is more than up to the task of bringing these fascinating, nuanced creatures to life. Masters of Sex reflects just as much about the time it takes place in as it does our world, today.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
July 23, 2018
Michael Sheen measures sexual response in Fifties America with promising results.
September 21, 2017
Masters of Sex is a promising and often captivating show that hasn't quite found its voice yet, but also has avoided making any mistakes it can't recover from.
March 7, 2017
It's faintly depressing that, half a century after Masters and Johnson helped liberate human sexuality, a TV show about their lives should so often reduce it to the cringeworthy jokes they were trying to free all of us from.
May 19, 2016
It got better the longer it went on (the show I mean). So far, it's pretty seductive.
June 26, 2014
Like Bill Condon's seriocomic film Kinsey, Masters of Sex takes a sociohistorical perspective on a subject of inherent fascination to us all.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 25, 2013
I really appreciated how this episode, perhaps more than others, allowed the men of Sex to have a voice as well.
November 4, 2013
In typical Masters of Sex fashion, the transition was as crucial as the incidents that caused the transition in the first place. Is this a great show or what?
October 14, 2013
It's a terrible title, but the story is a cracker.
October 14, 2013
Mad Men has already explored similar territory with more elegance and subtlety.
October 8, 2013
It's certainly one of the most interesting and unusual dramas for some time.
October 8, 2013
Masters of Sex is an incredibly strong show and a lot of that power comes from its immensely talented lead actors.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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