MASTERS OF SEX Recap: “Kyrie Eleison”

     July 20, 2014

After an emotional premiere, Masters of Sex slowed things way down in “Kyrie Eleison” (meaning “Lord Have Mercy”).  But, it maintained its focus on place (as in, position).  Each of its characters is adrift, longing for something they have lost or cannot …

MASTERS OF SEX Recap: “Parallax”

     July 13, 2014

Masters of Sex returned for its second season without missing a beat from its first.  There was no lull to get viewers reoriented slowly — things picked up essentially where they left off, except “Parallax” made the decision to exam some …

MASTERS OF SEX Recap: “Phallic Victories”

     December 8, 2013

More emotional payout this week on Masters of Sex, where so many of the simmering relationships are playing out in the hour leading up to the first season finale.  Masters of Sex has had an interesting trajectory for its inaugural …

MASTERS OF SEX Recap: “Fallout”

     December 1, 2013

Despite the fact that Masters of Sex has been very heavy-handed in its themes in the last few weeks (particularly in “Fallout”), the payoff, for those of us who have stuck with it, has been immense.  The personal dramas have …

MASTERS OF SEX Recap: “Involuntary”

     November 24, 2013

Masters of Sex continued to give itself over to the weepies this week, with its particular focus on sadness.  Did anyone, save for that hospital worker changing the light bulb, escape with a shred of positivity this week?  This isn’t …

MASTERS OF SEX Recap: “Love and Marriage”

     November 17, 2013

There are many things that Masters of Sex has in common with Mad Men, but no episode has felt like part of the Mad Men canon more than “Love and Marriage.”  Masters of Sex has grown away from its focus …

MASTERS OF SEX Recap: “All Together Now”

     November 10, 2013

Masters of Sex, like Bill and Ginny’s study, is moving from the physical to the more psychological.  Though there is still plenty of the physical, it led to some important emotional moments this week.  That’s exactly what the show needs …

MASTERS OF SEX Recap: “Brave New World”

     November 3, 2013

Masters of Sex‘s sixth episode, “Brave New World,” marks the end of the first round of advanced screeners that critics received before the show officially aired.  Since there was already a plan for me to recap the show week to …

MASTERS OF SEX Recap: “Catherine”

     October 27, 2013

Masters of Sex is the slowest of burns, and this week, the darkest of hours.  I was tough on the show last week for failing to advance or entertain much.  There’s taking your time, and then there’s just wasting it.  …

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