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Showtime president David Nevins is right that pay cable has license to show sex, violence, and bad behavior that other outlets lack. But even though we have plenty of those things on television, we're at the creative beginning of the possibilities of sex, violence, and transgression.
'Masters of Sex,' Showtime's new drama about sex researchers William Masters and Virginia Johnson, is a warm, funny period piece, and a welcome break from anti-heroes. Oh, and it stars the utterly fantastic Lizzy Caplan and Michael Sheen.