My wife and I plunge-watched “Masters of Sex” (10 p.m. Sundays on Showtime) last week. We saw one episode before, a year ago, and never came back to it. But there we were on a Tuesday night with literally nothing else to watch, so into a rerun of last Sunday’s episode we plunged.
Plunge-watching is like diving into a pool of cold water. It can be a bit of a shock. I was stunned by all the plot twists on “Masters.” Divorced sex researcher Virginia Johnson has a rebellious teen daughter with self-esteem issues? Johnson’s mentor William Masters, who’s in love with her and not his wife, forces his timid son to play football? Josh Charles, late of “The Good Wife,” is a slightly mad scientist who wants to make a sexy perfume out of human sweat? Johnson and Josh Charles totally do it, and she returns home with an improperly buttoned sweater that signals to her daughter that mom has been naughty.
I’m now semi-addicted to “Masters.” And I don’t need to binge-watch to fill in any blanks. Hey, that’s what recaps are for.
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