‘Masters of Sex’ Series Premiere Recap: “Pilot”

The uneven first episode of this much-hyped show sure tried to pack a lot in. That might explain why, from the very beginning of this pilot they’re telling us, not showing us. We start at an awards show, a pretty blunt way of introducing Dr. William Masters more or less immediately, signaling that he’s Very Busy and Important in the most literal sense. I mean, his acceptance speech consists basically of calling himself a “man of science” and then excusing himself to do more work.