Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Masters of Sex produced by Gregory Prange Showtime, 2013- (TVMA)
with Michael Sheen (Beautiful Boy, Tron: Legacy, Alice in Wonderland, Frost/Nixon, Midnight in Paris, Music Within, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2), Lizzy Caplan (True Blood, 127 Hours), Nicholas D'Agosto, Caitlin FitzGerald, Teddy Sears, Beau Bridges (Stargate, Tron: Legacy), Heléne Yorke, Allison Janney (The Help, The Hours, Margaret, Liberal Arts, Juno), Julianne Nicholson (Keep the Lights On, August: Osage County, Puccini for Beginners)
MASTERS OF SEX stars Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan as real-life pioneers of the science of human sexuality, William Masters and Virginia Johnson. Their research touched off the sexual revolution and took them from a midwestern teaching hospital to the cover of Time magazine and multiple appearances on Johnny Carson's couch. He is a brilliant scientist out of touch with his own feelings, and she is a single working mother ahead of her time. The series chronicles their unusual lives, romance, and unlikely pop culture trajectory.
Let's get started with a new Series. Perhaps not the most talked about, and at the same time, trying to be the most sensational one. Masters of Sex.
The cast is so far, from the first episode, impeccable. It took me a little bit to place the actress who plays Virginia Johnson, confusing her with Zooey Deschanel. They it came back, she is this pretty and adorable one who was in True Blood, the girlfriend of Jason in the first season. The character played by Michael Sheen of William Masters is incomprehensible, which apparently is meant to be that way. Beau Bridges is a little bit similar to his character in Stargate, which gets me a little confused, but never the less, with a hospital context, university and prostitute house, makes an interesting alternate reality to what is Mad Men, from the same period. Looking forward to see the next episdodes. And by the way, this research of Masters may have been redefining the knowledge of sex as we know it now, I believe there is still so much to learn from his research, much unknown.