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Lizzy Caplan and Michael Sheen Will Star in a Showtime Series About Sex. WHAT ELSE DO YOU NEED TO KNOW?

By Dustin Rowles | Trade News | June 12, 2012 | Comments ()


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Lizzy Caplan -- who has found her niche as the thinner version of Kat Dennings, the sarcastic version of Zooey Deschanel, and the less obvious version of Emmy Rossum -- will be starring alongside Michael Sheen in Showtime's "Masters of Sex."

I think that's probably all the details you need to ensure your viewership. In fact, anything beyond that, and you'll probably lose interest. Take, for instance, this image from the show:

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Now you know it's a period piece and they're wearing clothes. Sorry. From TV Guide:

"Masters of Sex" follows the relationship of 1960s human sexuality pioneers William Masters (Michael Sheen) and Virginia Johnson (Lizzy Caplan).The cast also includes Beau Bridges, Caitlin Fitzgerald (It's Complicated) and Margo Martindale ("Justified"). Based on Thomas Maier's acclaimed 2009 book about the couple, the project is written by Michelle Ashford (The Pacific) and directed by John Madden (Shakespeare in Love).

Cool cast, so at least there's still that, although it sounds kind of like a television series version of Kinsey. Let's just hope that Caplan and Sheen do a lot of scientific experiments. Together. And Sheen should probably go full beard because the Underworld version of Sheen is better than the Tony Blair version.

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  • sailboat

    imagine her being all sarcastic and casey-like in bed, oh god

  • Matchetes

    Lizzy Caplan is a sex bomb. I'm gay, but I would soooo go there.

  • dizzylucy

    I fear 30 Rock has ruined me for Michael Sheen. Every time I see him, I think "Gangway for the foot cycle!" This show might cure me of that though.

    Margo Martindale?! Mags is going to Showtime and all she gets is a mention in the cast list? We ought to bash your hands with hammers.

  • TheAggroCraig

    "Let's go rub our parts together."

    That line has never worked for me.

  • L.O.V.E.

    Sheen was fantastic in The Damned United.

    But nevermind that. What is the nudity factor for Kaplan?

  • Green_Eggs_and_Hamster

    Also my first thought. There was pretty much only one way that I thought Party Down could have been improved....

  • Aislinn

    Showtime? As in, 'The Tudors' and 'The Borgias' Showtime?

    HELL YES.

  • Cute people are cute and all, and I'm all for shows about sex - even Masters & Johnson, clinical type sex - but you buried the fact that this has Margo Martindale in it? Fickle, that's what you are, Rowles. Fickle.

  • Sassafrass Green

    I feel like Shotime looked inside my dreams and just picked a bunch of random shit out of it to make a show: Sheen, Caplan, sex, period pieces, retro science and sex.

  • branded_redux

    And Sheen should probably go full beard because the Underworld version of Sheen is better than the Tony Blair version.

    Go with the Brian Clough look. It at least lead to a better performance (correlation=causation).

    But Margo Martindale only elicits a "cool cast"? Dustin, come sit down.
    I'll get out the mason jars, and we can have some apple pie moonshine
    together.

  • Well I'd also like to know that the bit about Michael Sheen de-sexing the sex-presence of Lizzy Caplan with his blowhard self isn't true.
    But then again if anyone can overcome the smell of that public toilet fart of a man, it's Caplan.

  • bleujayone

    When we were in college we had a semi-regular contest where would gorge ourselves of cheap Tex-Mex food and the next day frequent public restrooms in attempts to see who could clear them out faster. We required that just as each person prepared to unload they would have to say a movie quote load enough for all the other patrons to hear. Some of our favorites included; "Any man don't wanna get killed better clear on out the back!" , "Hulk Smash!", "JUMANJI!", "I didn't even HAVE the salmon!", "Will you give me two farthings for a lump of shit?" and
    (afterwards)"And the good news is they're not gonna prosecute!" The logic was if the symphony of flatulence and spatter on water wasn't enough to make people beat a hasty retreat, the though of sharing toilet space with a crazy person would.

    -Hey, we were stuck in a college town with nothing to do.

  • pajiba

    If I were the downvoting type, I would downvote your ass for talking shit about Sheen. THE AUDACITY.

  • annie

    AMEN. Sheen is Welsh-sexy.

  • TherecanbeonlyoneAdmin

    So are sheep. According to the Welsh.

  • annie

    What if it was merely a spellcheck issue this whole time?

  • TherecanbeonlyoneAdmin

    Well played. But then the Welsh should update their WordPerfect to something newer than 1985.

  • pajiba

    And MOOSE. According to Canadians.

  • TherecanbeonlyoneAdmin

    @pajiba:disqus Delicious, delicious meese.

  • TherecanbeonlyoneAdmin

    I'm not the downvoting type either. Unless your name is Dustin and I hate you with every last fibre of my being.

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