Masters of Sex

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  • TV-MA
  • 2013
  • 4 Seasons
  • 7.9  (38,640)

Masters of Sex is a period drama television series that aired from 2013 to 2016 on Showtime. The show centers around the real-life pioneers of the science of human sexuality, William Masters (played by Michael Sheen) and Virginia Johnson (played by Lizzy Caplan), and their groundbreaking research on sexual behavior.

Set in the 1950s and 1960s, the show explores the complex personal lives and professional relationships of the characters against the backdrop of a changing America. As Masters and Johnson conduct their research, they face opposition from colleagues, the medical establishment, and social norms. Yet, they persevere, determined to better understand the mystery of human sexuality.

The cast of the show is an ensemble of talented actors who bring to life a diverse array of characters. Caitlin Fitzgerald plays the role of Libby Masters, William Masters' wife, who struggles with infertility and the expectations placed on women in the era. Teddy Sears plays the role of Austin Langham, a doctor and colleague of Masters who struggles with his own sexual identity.

Nicholas D'Agosto plays the role of Ethan Haas, a young doctor who becomes involved in Masters and Johnson's research. Beau Bridges plays the role of Barton Scully, Masters' boss and mentor, who is conflicted about his own sexuality. Julianne Nicholson plays the role of Lillian DePaul, a feminist and colleague of Masters and Johnson, who challenges traditional gender roles.

Other notable cast members include Rose McIver, Allison Janney, Ann Dowd, Keke Palmer, Alan Ruck, James Eckhouse, Joan Severance, Nicholle Tom, Brian Howe, Michael Cassidy, Margo Martindale, Mae Whitman, Greg Grunberg, Bobby Campo, Elizabeth Bogush, Shanna Collins, Eileen Grubba, Molly Hagan, Lauren Weedman, Finn Wittrock, Blake Robbins, Sarah Silverman, Ashley Johnson, Michael Mantell, David Ury, Melanie Paxson, Emily Kinney, Evan Arnold, Gil McKinney, Larry Joshua, Maggie Grace, Scott Michael Campbell, Kevin Shinick, Rebecca Staab, Isabelle Fuhrman, Danny Huston, Eric Lange, Alyvia Alyn Lind, Peter Douglas, Hanna R. Hall, Barry Bostwick, Ann Cusack, Caroline Lagerfelt, Flex Alexander, Rob Kerkovich, Bug Hall, Anne Dudek, Jason Kravits, Robert Joy, Betsy Brandt, Melinda Page Hamilton, Larry Poindexter, and Gareth Williams.

With its compelling storyline, strong performances, and excellent production design, Masters of Sex is a captivating and thought-provoking show that explores human sexuality and the societal attitudes towards it.

Masters of Sex is a series that is currently running and has 4 seasons (50 episodes). The series first aired on September 29, 2013.

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A Private Affair
10. A Private Affair
November 13, 2016
In the season finale, Masters and Johnson labor to save the practice from crumbling in the face of insurrection within the clinic.
Night and Day
9. Night and Day
November 6, 2016
Masters and Johnson get back from Topeka, each struggling with the trip's ramifications. Art and Nancy seek to tie up loose ends in order to have a new beginning, and Libby proceeds on a road trip with Bram that alters her perspective.
8. Topeka
October 30, 2016
Masters and Johnson travel and pose as a couple to examine practices at a competing center. While Bill and Virginia are off, Art, Nancy and Langham take advantage of their absence to persue their own agendas.
In to Me You See
7. In to Me You See
October 23, 2016
Masters looks to train Art as his protege in a new field of research as Johnson works hard to keep Nancy at arm's length. Betty looks to a surprising source for help in her fight for equal rights to Helen's infant.
Family Only
6. Family Only
October 16, 2016
Johnson tries to get her relationship with Masters back in line while Masters does his best to achieve satisfaction elsewhere. Betty and Helen prepare themselves for a new addition; Art and Nancy review the outcomes of their party.
5. Outliers
October 9, 2016
Johnson and Masters' troubles come to a head as the trial begins with Keller leading the charge. Virginia does her best to revive their career as Bill faces the reality of what the charges could mean for him, Johnson and the practice.
Coats or Keys
4. Coats or Keys
October 2, 2016
Johnson, Masters, Libby and Keller wind up together at a party thrown by Art and Nancy. Pairings and perspectives shift as the night wears on, until the light of day exposes the consequences of the evening.
The Pleasure Protocol
3. The Pleasure Protocol
September 25, 2016
Masters and Johnson adjust to new partners, but their respective cases have them second-guessing the instinct to remain separated. A romantic prospect pushes Libby to embrace life as a newly single woman of the sexual revolution.
2. Inventory
September 18, 2016
Masters and Johnson turn to new partners and focus on the expanding clinic.
1. Freefall
September 11, 2016
In the season premiere, Masters and Johnson search for purpose without each other.
Where to Watch Masters of Sex
Masters of Sex is available for streaming on the Showtime website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Masters of Sex on demand at Amazon, Vudu, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    September 29, 2013
  • IMDB Rating
    7.9  (38,640)