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'Masters of Sex' is addictive, and its stars are terrific
'Masters of Sex' is addictive, and its stars are terrific

  Masters of Sex: Season One Sony, $55.99; Blu-ray, $65.99 Showtime continues to steal some of the critical buzz and awards attention from HBO, FX and AMC with its original series: first with "Homeland," and now "Masters of Sex." Based on the lives of sex researchers William Masters (played by Michael Sheen) and Virginia Johnson (Lizzy Caplan), "Masters of Sex" deals with the hang-ups and blind spots of mid-1950s Middle America, suggesting that though the private practice of sex hasn't changed much over the centuries, public attitudes have. Creator Michelle Ashford and her writers hit the "boy, the olden days were tough" beats a...

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