Thanks to Michelle Ashford, Sarah Timberman, John Madden and the show's wonderful cast and crew -- particularly stars Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan -- the critics seem to agree that "Masters of Sex" will be one of the best new dramas of the year. The HuffPos asked 19 of the top US critics and they put "Masters of Sex" at the top of the list. Here's a sampling:
"It's smart. It's serious. It's not snickering about the origin of Masters and Johnson's sex study. Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan are terrific in it. It doesn't feel like every other drama on cable," says Alan Sepinwall, HitFlix.
"It's a real change-up for cable drama, which has lately been in a stale 'anti-hero' rut. It ["Masters of Sex"] -- is about the dynamics between people rather than one troubled brooding star with a baseball bat." -- James Poniewozik, Time magazine.
"Honestly, the best new drama is probably "Masters of Sex" on Showtime."-- Dan Fienberg from HitFlix.