Sep 262016
 
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Photo: Warren Feldman/SHOWTIME

Pleasure and pain. Punishment and danger. Episode 4.05 of Masters of Sex, The Pleasure Protocol, digs into some previously unexplored territory. It’s excellent material, and suitable not just to the show but to these characters, at this point in their lives. The juxtapositions all work, and this is something the series has sometimes struggled with. Self-punishment mixed with pleasure as a conversation that arises after an AA meeting? That makes sense. Working with sexually dysfunctional couples and uncovering hidden rage that is painful and triggering for Bill? Of course.

I’m going to say that it’s more than a little ridiculous to present us with Masters and Johnson’s very first woman interested in some fairly mild BDSM when they’ve been doing this for more than ten years. The shock and surprise that there’s such a thing as a woman who wants a little aggression? Seriously? Continue reading »

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Mad Men Haiku!

 Posted by on September 22, 2016 at 4:00 am  Actors & Crew, Characters, Mad Men, Season 4, Slideshow  No Responses »
Sep 222016
 

Mark Kearney dinner

Surprise proposal

He thought she was a virgin

Break up birthday meal

Mark Kearney Peggy bed

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