Masters of Sex : Season 1

  • Network: Showtime
  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 29, 2013
Season #: 1, 2, 3
Metascore
86

Universal acclaim - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. Reviewed by: Nancy DeWolf Smith
    Sep 27, 2013
    60
    Although the first few episodes can be slow going and are inert in spots, the series finds a rhythm by episode four, as it develops characters and side themes to remind us just how dark those dark ages were.
  2. Reviewed by: David Hinckley
    Sep 27, 2013
    60
    We watch a relationship develop between Johnson and Masters, played particularly well by Caplan. Yet much of Masters still feels clinical, as if it isn’t sure how to remain faithful to the real-life story and still give the TV drama the sex appeal viewers expect.
  3. Reviewed by: Jesse Hassenger
    Sep 30, 2013
    50
    Regardless of historical veracity, though, some of the drama here is shopworn.
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 258 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 37
  2. Negative: 3 out of 37
  1. Sep 29, 2013
    10
    Saw the first two episodes and they're great. Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan will get Emmy nods next year. Happy that Showtime finally have aSaw the first two episodes and they're great. Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan will get Emmy nods next year. Happy that Showtime finally have a good series after Homeland. This is very promising. Full Review »
  2. Oct 3, 2013
    10
    Arguably, Masters of Sex is one of the most exciting new shows of 2013. It both looks and sounds promising from the pilot I have seen, whichArguably, Masters of Sex is one of the most exciting new shows of 2013. It both looks and sounds promising from the pilot I have seen, which is odd because I am never convinced from the first episode. The cinematography is crisp and clean. The writing (so far) is engaging and I hope it continues that way.

    Sheen and Caplan have excellent chemistry together which is a rare thing for two leads of a show to have, especially from the one episode that I've seen.

    I hope Masters of Sex gets some recognition in the award season.
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  3. Sep 29, 2013
    10
    Fan of the first leaked episode. Love Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan. This is an exciting series. I love Mad Men, and thankfully they are notFan of the first leaked episode. Love Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan. This is an exciting series. I love Mad Men, and thankfully they are not similar at all, except for the costumes. Full Review »