Quite randomly I decided to watch Masters of Sex last week and was pleasantly surprised with excellent acting, beautiful set/costume design and a fantastic storyline.
The plot revolves around sex. Big shocker, I know. But the show’s focus lies on female orgasms and sex in a scientific setting. A highly renowned doctor, Dr. Masters and his assistant, Virginia Johnson are the primary characters who skirt around the issues women faced and the shame revolving sex in the 1950’s and 60’s, all while (mis)handling the sexual tension existing between themselves and their own personal life dramas. The show deals with adultery, sexism, racism, scientific methods, feminism and pleasure. These themes make the show completely different from anything I’ve ever watched before.
I can totally see how this show might be a little scandalous for some and it’s certainly mature for younger viewers. But you should give it a try because this show is surprising, eye opening, and shocking in the best way possible.
LT Ratings: Overall rating: 9.5/10 | Comedy: 4/10 | Acting: 10/10 | Drama: 10/10 | Shock Factor: 9/10 | Must watch/ Average/ Pass: Must Watch
Until next time,
**All the photos are taken from the Showtime webpage at http://www.sho.com/sho/masters-of-sex/home (© 2015 Sony Picture Television)