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Ranking the Best Seasons of 'Masters of Sex'

Updated July 12, 2019 15 votes 6 voters4 items

This list features the best seasons of Masters of Sex, listed from best to worst with pictures of season posters when available. Fans may debate which season of Masters of Sex is the best, but each installment of the period drama features memorable episodes. Some Masters of Sex seasons focus on Bill and Virginia's research and other good seasons explore their relationship.

This list of Masters of Sex seasons has been voted on by fans from all over the world, helping to decide once and for all which collection of episodes starring Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan are the best. Season One found Bill and Virginia beginning research on human sexuality while later seasons highlighted the romance blooming between them.

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    The first season of Masters of Sex premiered on September 29, 2013, and contains 12 episodes. This season introduces the characters and their focus on research on human sexuality.

    This season contains several memorable episodes including: "Phallic Victories," "Manhigh" and "Involuntary."

    Memorable moments from Season 1 include:

    • Dr. William Masters hires Virginia Johnson as his research assistant.
    • Bill and Virginia enlist the help of prostitutes.
    • Bill presents his research to the hospital.
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    The second season of Masters of Sex premiered on July 13, 2014, and contains 12 episodes. This season continues to focus on the working and romantic relationship between Bill and Virginia.

    This season contains several memorable episodes including: "Giants," "Asterion" and "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised."

    Memorable moments from Season 2 include:

    • Bill gets fired from Memorial Hospital.
    • Virginia gets creative to try to cure Bill's impotence.
    • Bill and Virginia tape a TV special.
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    The third season of Masters of Sex premiered on July 12, 2015, and contains 12 episodes. This season focuses on Bill and Virginia publishing their work.

    This season contains several memorable episodes including: "Two Scents," "Surrogates" and "Monkey Business."

    Memorable moments from Season 3 include:

    • Virginia becomes pregnant.
    • Bill and Virginia publish their book.
    • Bill is investigated by the police.
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    The fourth season of Masters of Sex premiered on September 2, 2016, online and on September 11, 2016, on Showtime and contains 10 episodes. This season still focuses on Bill and Virginia's work.

    This season contains several memorable episodes including: "Coats or Keys," "Freefall" and "Family Only."

    Memorable moments from Season 4 include:

    • Bill, Virginia, Libby, Betty, Lester, and Keller go to a swingers party.
    • Helen goes into labor.
    • Bill and Virginia get married.
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