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Spotlight On… “Masters of Sex”

Last night I had the privilege of viewing the first episode of the new Showtime series, “Masters of Sex”. The theatre was not packed, which surprised me, and for anyone that could not make the premiere, it’s a shame. “Masters of Sex” is NSFW (yet certainly safe for cable TV), but holds up a light to the research team of Masters and Johnson, who pioneered scientific study into human sexual response, disorders, and dysfunctions between the late 1950s into the 90s. I had no idea who William H. Masters and Virginia E. Johnson were before last night, but I’ve already started the Wikipedia research!

Lizzy Caplan (Johnson) & Michael Sheen (Masters)

Lizzy Caplan (Johnson) & Michael Sheen (Masters)

“Masters of Sex” will premiere on Showtime this coming Sunday at 10 pm ET, right after “Homeland”. A completely different beast from the Claire Danes starring vehicle, viewers can expect wonderful acting (Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan are spectacular together!) and a heaping dose of nudity. However, the nudity is all shown to move the plot along. If you find yourself clicking through channels and stumble upon the show halfway in, only to see Lizzy in the buff (yes, Janis from “Mean Girls” gets takes it all off!), don’t make the mistake of thinking that you’re watching Late Night Cinemax (aka Skinemax). No, “Masters of Sex” is well written, well acted, and very much in tune to how life was for women in  sexually repressed, sexist 1950s America.

Lizzy Caplan as Virginia Johnson in Masters of Sex, reading something very naughty...

Lizzy Caplan as Virginia Johnson in Masters of Sex, reading something very naughty…

I give this show a 4/5 and so far it’s at the top of my Fall must-see TV list (along with “The Goldberg’s”- I enjoyed every minute spent watching it this week!) Tuning in next Sunday for more!

I LOVED The Goldbergs! Wendi McLendon-Covey is a queen.

I LOVED The Goldbergs! Wendi McLendon-Covey is a queen.

Taissa Farmiga, Angela Bassett, Evan Peters, Jessica Lange, Emma Roberts, Kathy Bates, Gabourey Sidibe….

I don’t know if this chapter of the American Horror Story legacy will keep me as hooked as American Horror Story: Asylum, but I’m sticking around to find out. I never watched a full episode of The Big C, so I’m excited to see Gabourey…

The Wait is Over- “Days Are Gone” Has Arrived

 

It seems like us Haimers have been waiting for decades for this album to come out. Wait no more gentlemen and gentlewomen! You can stream Haim’s first full-length album (or individual tracks if you prefer) NOW on NPR’s website. HAPPY HAIM DAY!

This is how I'm going to look while listening to Haim's album... in complete euphoric bliss

This is how I’m going to look while listening to Haim’s album… in complete euphoric bliss

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Penn Badgley Misses Gossip Girl As Much As I Do

I guess Seasons 1 and 2 on DVD will do for now...

I guess Seasons 1 and 2 on DVD will do for now…

I found myself searching for an oldie, but goodie episode of Gossip Girl On Demand some weeks ago. I found nothing. I saw nothing. I was upset.

Apparently, Penn Badgley pines for some GG as well, saying that he misses her “like an old lover”. I understand the feels Penn.

XOXO

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Ellen Pompeo Loathed This Year’s Emmys As Much As I Did

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/23/ellen-pompeo-emmys-dated-diversity_n_3976039.html

 

I’ve always liked Ellen Pompeo. While I’m no longer a hardcore Grey’s Anatomy viewer, I’ve always found Ellen to be a genuine person. I’ve rarely heard any negative stories about her in the press and she always comes across as someone who is truly grateful to be a working actress. She tells it like it is and I’m 100% with her on the Emmy dissappointment. I couldn’t help but notice the lack of diversity in this year’s telecast myself, among other things that grated on my nerves. It’s not surprising, but at this point, in the year 2013, it’s annoying! Shemar Moore, Kerry Washington, Sofia Vergara, Diahann Carroll, and Don Cheadle. Am I missing anyone else?

Aubrey Plaza's dress was one of a handful of things I enjoyed about this year's Emmy Awards...

Aubrey Plaza’s dress was one of a handful of things I enjoyed about this year’s Emmy Awards…