Masters of Sex Recap: Performance Assessment


You certainly can’t fault this show for its lack of ambition. Each week it focuses on another weighty topic, and last night it delved into the most profound question of all: What makes life meaningful? For Libby, it is family; for Lillian, it is work; for Ethan’s parents, it is religion; for Vivian, it is love (or at least something that superficially resembles it). None of these answers seem quite sufficient, but as that sage at the hospital tells Ethan, “Floating is for boats.” Humans need to believe in something, in other words, and while life may be inherently meaningless, the act of believing imbues it with meaning. It’s very existentialist, this show.  Read More...


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