Critic Consensus: Boasting an expanded storyline and broader focus, Masters of Sex's second season improves on its already outstanding predecessor.
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News & Interviews for Masters of Sex: Season 2
Virginia Johnson and Bill Masters kick off season two with their double- and triple-layered relationship working as its own parallax, occupying a grey area between love, friendship and work.
Like Mad Men, another cable period drama, Masters of Sex is good at making broad points about what we know now versus what we knew then.
With lead characters this complex, showrunner Michelle Ashford has plenty of material to plumb for episodes to come.
Together [the characters] have a slightly unsettling chemistry that, despite the weirdness of their characters, feels real.
[It] remains the rare show willing to dissect the stodgy constructs of polite society... It proves that the world as we know it doesn't need to end to inspire moments of beauty and horror. It just needs to be undressed a little.
Audience Reviews for Masters of Sex: Season 2
This season continued the good tradition of the first one, expanding the 50s attention to detail and great chemistry between the leads, even if they're still douches and tough to swallow characters. But that's the point. They're human and deeply flawed and these aspects connect very well with their study and motivations to keep it going. Still, there's just way too many characters that are thrown out of the picture too soon. Helene Yorke was doing an amazing work last season and she's on a cameo here, for just one episode. And many more things like this that made me really sad. Plus, it uses the same technic for every character to reveal their past or deep flaw, with on long scene of exposition, where they broke down and cry. it's a bit cheap and doesn't work that well, aided by the fact that some of these stories don't connect very well with the main arc.
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