New Positions: "Masters of Sex" Just Gets Better in Its Second Season

July 14, 2014 3:01 PM

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New Positions: "Masters of Sex" Just Gets Better in Its Second Season

Throughout the second season premiere of Masters of Sex, everyone talks about getting out of St. Louis, the show's primary setting: spurned lover Ethan Haas (Nicholas D’Agosto) wants Virginia Johnson (Lizzy Caplan) to run away with him and start a new life with him as the father to her children, Bill Masters (Michael Sheen) contemplates moving to a new hospital after the premature demise of his precious sex study (which is the driving plot of the series), and the recently dumped Vivian Scully (Rose McIver) loudly expresses her desire to skip town and start a new life away from her family and ex-fiancé Ethan. It’s a good thing that no one hits the road, though, because the second season of Masters of Sex is an improvement over the first in every way.

That first season was occasionally ponderous, taking its sweet time getting to its predetermined endpoint: Masters showing up at the door of Virginia, his more-than-secretary-turned-research assistant at the end of the first season finale, and proclaiming his somewhat ambiguous need for her. But thi...

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