1. The intro is delightfully clever.
3. It’s based on a story that’s extremely important and fascinating but that hasn’t been talked about much.
William Masters and Virginia Johnson were the first people to explore human sexual response and founded the four-stage cycle of sexual stimulation. They also had really juicy personal lives.
9. The chemistry between Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan is believable and compelling.
If you want spoilers, you can read the book the show is actually based on. But the fleeting glances and subtle tension between the two leads make you want to watch the next episode just to see where it’s all heading.
14. The writing is so layered and every character is far from perfect.
Bill Masters is ultimately doing good for the world with his studies, but he’s also done some very questionable stuff in his relationship with Libby (his wife). Virginia is liberated and knows what she wants, but also raises her children in a sometimes unstable environment.