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Masters of Sex: Season 3 (2015)




Critic Consensus: With a six-year leap forward in the timeline, Masters of Sex takes an intriguing dramatic turn, but may leave a few viewers feeling frustrated.


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Season 3 of the drama about sex researchers William Masters (Michael Sheen) and Virginia Johnson (Lizzy Caplan) begins with the two facing the press for the first time as they prepare to publish their study. The book proves to be a success, despite brewing controversy over it, but Masters becomes concerned about potential bad publicity when he learns that Virginia is pregnant. Since she's unmarried, he urges her to wed just for show and she does. Meanwhile, Libby (Caitlin Fitzgerald) starts to question her marriage to Bill; and Masters and Johnson hunt for investors and choose Dan Logan (Josh Charles), a businessman in the perfume industry who wants to capture the scent of sex in a fragrance. Unfortunately for Bill, Logan shows an interest in Virginia and she likes the attention.


Michael Sheen
as William Masters
Lizzy Caplan
as Virginia Johnson
Beau Bridges
as Barton Scully
Caitlin FitzGerald
as Libby Masters
Teddy Sears
as Austin Langham
Annaleigh Ashford
as Betty DiMello
Julianne Nicholson
as Dr. Lillian DePaul
Josh Charles
as Daniel Logan
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Critic Reviews for Masters of Sex: Season 3

All Critics (32) | Top Critics (19)

What a family! Thing may have progressed for Johnson and Masters' work and relationship, but the big change this season was that the kids have grown so much.

January 16, 2019 | Full Review…

They may not be running from zombies or flying through space, but the Masters and Johnsons have become one of the more interesting families on TV.

July 14, 2015 | Full Review…

Masters of Sex eventually finds its groove in Bill and Virginia's work, which continues to explore new ground, only this time under more intense public scrutiny following their bombshell book.

July 13, 2015 | Full Review…

Unlike Mad Men, a '60s-set drama that was free to bend its make-believe action figures every which way in pursuit of story, Masters sees every flight of fancy yanked rudely back in line with the public record.

July 13, 2015 | Full Review…

The culture at large is also questioning the forces -- or the libidos -- that Masters and Johnson together have unleashed. One more variation.

July 13, 2015 | Rating: A | Full Review…
Top Critic

Masters of Sex is, and to some extent always has been, a broader, soapier period piece than its kissing cousin, Mad Men, and this more melodramatic tack certainly has its delights.

July 13, 2015 | Rating: B | Full Review…

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