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.
September 30, 2013
Without making any extraordinary claims for it, it is easy to watch and to recommend, mostly sweet-natured, with a host of well-shaded performances and almost nothing to insult your intelligence.
September 30, 2013
Masters Of Sex is a brave, beautiful, wonderful show.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
September 30, 2013
Based on the first six episodes, we're being introduced to a show that can enlighten, entertain and contend for Emmys, all in the same breath. And that's great.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
September 30, 2013
Given that a show set in the '50s feels like the freshest take on sexual relations in awhile, it's easy to agree.
September 30, 2013
Masters of Sex is an intelligent, assured drama that gets better and better as it goes along.
September 27, 2013
Masters of Sex is sprinkled with moments that make it worth watching... As is, it feels like some very professional foreplay with no end in sight.
September 27, 2013
It belongs to a cohort of shows... that noodle on the themes that have so far defined the golden age of TV (masculinity, power, ethics), but with a bunch of new licks.
September 27, 2013
Performance is never a problem for the cast of Masters of Sex. Caplan, Sheen and the supporting players keep everything humming in the best new drama of the fall season. You'll want to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: A
September 27, 2013
The sex may bring in viewers, but the superb acting and writing will hold them.
September 27, 2013
Spoiler alert: A show about sex isn't necessarily the same thing as a sexy show.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 26, 2013
Masters of Sex is nuanced, intelligently acted, and swellegantly directed, and I highly recommend it.
September 26, 2013
It's impressive how quickly [it] creates a palpable universe of organic characters.
Full Review | Original Score: A
September 26, 2013
Like sex, Masters of Sex gets better as it goes on. But without an extra dimension, or a broader glimpse of a world beyond St. Louis, the series eventually grows a little claustrophobic and thin.
September 25, 2013
Just technically speaking, the look is impeccable, capturing the Eisenhower era with every small touch and wrinkle.
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