Lizzy Caplan, Michael Sheen carry promising 'Masters of Sex': Review

"Masters of Sex" is attention-grabbing just from its title, but Showtime's latest drama -- which stars Lizzy Caplan and Michael Sheen -- is a lot more than just a series about people getting it on. Instead of being just about sex, this new show is about the science of sex, which somehow makes for a much more engaging subject. Based on the biography of the same name, "Masters of Sex" tells the true story of Dr. William Masters and Virginia Johnson. The pair are credited with pioneering the research of human sexual response from the late 1950s through the 1990s, so there's clearly plenty of real-life stories to draw from for this show. But it's the people in "Masters of Sex" that make it so interesting, not only its subject matter. Caplan steals all of the scenes she is in from the get-go as Virginia Johnson. Virginia is a woman unlike anyone on this show,...


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