13 july 2014
Just when the summer TV landscape was beginning to look a bit bleak, here comes cause for celebration: the return of Sex. And the best news is that this intelligently complex, beautifully shot and performed series comes back in top form, with a perfect match of style to substance that explores Masters’ and Johnson’s (the equally superb Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan) different reactions to his appearance at her doorstep. Twists abound, and drama and humor are expertly mixed (how great it is to have Annaleigh Ashford back, who combines both) in a series that explores how sex and sexual ignorance were used as weapons to oppress women — and anyone else who fell outside what was seen as the norm. Anyone who likes great acting and writing should watch this show; anyone who thinks of the turn of the ’60s as the “good old days” really needs to.