MASTERS OF SEX Season 2 Finale Recap: “Untitled”

     September 29, 2014

Intriguingly, Showtime withheld the advance screener of Masters of Sex‘s finale, “Untitled,” until after it aired.  Ray Donovan, on the other hand, was posted almost a week early.  What was it about “Untitled” that was perceived as so Earth-shattering that the network …

MASTERS OF SEX Recap: “Below the Belt”

     September 14, 2014

At the end of “Story of My Life,” Masters of Sex’s study turned personal in a new way for Bill and Ginny.  Bill, finally admitting his impotence problem (and not just trying to deal with it using Lester as a …

MASTERS OF SEX Recap: “Story of My Life”

     September 8, 2014

In “Story of My Life,” Bill and Ginny both used surrogates to gain unexpected, deeper understandings of themselves.  This season of Masters of Sex has not been as even as most of us had hoped, having both some great episodes …

MASTERS OF SEX Recap: “Mirror, Mirror”

     August 31, 2014

The hope for Masters of Sex was that it would have a second season renaissance that would collate the best parts of its first season, and leave the rest in the dust.  Masters had a good first season, but none …

MASTERS OF SEX Recap: “Asterion”

     August 24, 2014

In my recap of “Blackbird,” I mentioned that despite an emotionally compelling episode (in part), Masters of Sex seemed to really just be treading water.  That fact was also a disappointment primarily because of the Buell Green storyline, which flatlined …

MASTERS OF SEX Recap: “Blackbird”

     August 17, 2014

Things have been moving very fast on Masters of Sex, but there’s very little sense of where they are headed (in the short term).  Halfway through the season, there have already been many truths revealed, and their consequences already made …

MASTERS OF SEX Recap: “Giants”

     August 10, 2014

In “Giants,” Masters of Sex continued to explore the terms of relationships, first through the lens of Ginny and Bill’s working (and extracurricular) arrangement, and then among others.  There’s a central thread about choosing the easy way, or the path …

MASTERS OF SEX Recap: “Dirty Jobs”

     August 3, 2014

Masters of Sex‘s “Dirty Jobs” had a lot to live up to after “Fight,” one of the best episodes of the series (and possibly of the year).  It was an episode that focused on trust, a theme very relevant to …

MASTERS OF SEX Recap: “Fight”

     July 27, 2014

Prior to “Fight,” the most promising moment of this season of Masters of Sex — the moment when many of us sat up, adjusted our glasses and thought, “here we go!” — was when Ginny and Bill had the heart-breaking conversation in …