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Showtime's "Masters of Sex" Trailer Features Plenty of Cold, Hard, Clinical Non-Reproductive Fornication

By Dustin Rowles | Think Pieces | August 9, 2013 | Comments ()


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With the exception of Shameless, I’ve not really been that keen on the programming of Showtime since early season “Dexter” and “Weeds.” They know how to attract a great cast, and often the concepts are well developed, but the writing on much of Showtime’s slate is second-rate., see, e.g., “Ray Donovan,” the second season of “The Borgias,” the last four seasons of “Dexter,” the last five seasons of “Weeds,” and “Nurse Jackie” and “Episodes,” two shows I tried but could never get into.

Hopefully, that may change with “Masters of Sex,” which again attracts an excellent cast with leads Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan, and a provocative premise in that it’s about the early study of se by the real-life William Masters and Virginia Johnson.

The trailer looks … well, if you can focus with all the soft-core sex involved (NSFWish), it looks promising, although with all the soft-core sex involved, who is going to be paying attention to the writing, anyway?




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  • e jerry powell

    Alas, too much of the nation is still under a Time Warner cloud...

  • Jen

    Basically it's an excuse for a Porn Show. Whatever

  • Torgotronic

    When she said "the alpha dog of coochie", they lost me.

  • jeem

    Virginia Johnson just passed away on July 24, FWIW. She was 88.

  • KV

    Am I the only one to have a sneaky suspicion that "Masters of Sex" is going to go down "The Borgias" way, i.e. a strong beginning, a flat middle, and a weak end?

  • peachykeen5014

    Sounds like most of my dates.

  • It's research!!! That's why we'll watch.

  • Long_Pig_Tailor

    I swear, Michael Sheen can sell me on anything.

    And then Lizzy Caplan? Is she getting hotter? It seems like she just keeps getting hotter? Is that shallow? I don't mean it to be, she's totally talented and all that, just, also-- totally keeps getting hotter and I'm not sure why.

  • chanohack

    She's not getting hotter. She's ALWAYS been super hot. Yes, even in Mean Girls.

  • Long_Pig_Tailor

    True, true. But she's totally going up from her baseline hotness. That's not just me, is it? Am I insane?

  • Welldressed

    You may be insane, Long_Pig_Tailor, but you are absolutely correct that Lizzy Caplan is getting hotter.

  • $65530708

    Seconded (except for the Mean Girls part).

  • $65530708

    Lizzy Caplan.

    *That is enough reason for me to watch.

  • I have been waiting months for this show. Excited? Ohhhh yes.

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