3. The acting! Michael Sheen is understatedly tortured, Caitlin FitzGerald is heartbreaking, and we are more than happy to see Lizzy Caplan on award watch. The ensemble on this show is pretty darn phenomenal, and the guest stars are great, too: Allison Janney blew our socks off as the tragically inexperienced wife of the closeted gay provost (Beau Bridges).
2. Bad sex puns: If you like suggestive wordplay, this is the show for you. Everything it touches turns into sex jokes – it has the Midas touch in that respect. Suddenly, an innocent comment about the direction of the elevator turns into a raunchy one-liner (especially as it's directed at someone experiencing a little...ah...impotency). You get the picture.
1. And finally: It’s officially more interesting to watch ultra-repressed William Masters watch people having sex than the actual sex scenes themselves. His near-expressionless face watching two male prostitutes get it on was pure perfection. And perhaps even better than watching Masters watch sex? Watching Virginia Johnson watch Masters watch sex (phew). If you're not sold on him alone, her side eyes and quirked eyebrows will definitely seal the deal. Lizzy "Your Mom's Chest Hair" Caplan is master of sardonic snark.