Masters of Sex Premiere Review: Will You Keep Watching Michael Sheen's Steamy Showtime Series?
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3 stars (out of 4)
Could this be the new Mad Men? Masters of Sex, Showtime's steamy new drama series, premiered with a bang -- excuse the pun -- on Sunday, Sept. 29. Michael Sheen stars as Ob-Gyn William Masters, who sets out in 1956 St. Louis to demystify sex by clinically monitoring subjects as they, er, get busy!
Evocative and provocative (research participants range from fellow doctors to prostitutes), this fact-based drama is most invigorating when showing how the findings helped ignite women's lib. Lizzy Caplan captivates as assistant Virginia Johnson, a firebrand single mom who enjoys sex with "friends." Much like Jon Hamm's character Don Draper on AMC's Mad Men, her brusque boss, though, is too cryptically drawn.
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At the NYC premiere of Masters of Sex on Sept. 26, Sheen spoke to reporters about some of his character's flaws. "What you discover through exploring sex, and certainly the way Masters does, he wants to keep it very separate from
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