The Season 2 finale arrives Sunday, and a third season has been picked up. The current season has taken the characters through jolting changes. (Spoilers here for shows that have run.) Bill and Virginia have been meeting clandestinely in a hotel room like any couple having an affair, but they are still calling it "the work." In a much-discussed episode, they watched a bnom de hotel—about his own childhood, when his father beat him relentlessly. Masters and Johnson now have their own financially-strapped clinic. He has reluctantly reconnected with a brother we didn't even know he had in Season 1. And after a mid-season leap ahead by a few years, into the 1960s, Bill and his wife are the parents of two small children. … [Read more...] about Michael Sheen’s Masterful Study of Sex and Insecurity
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Following the life of Otis Milburn (Asa Butterfield) and his sex therapist mum, expect cringes and giggles in equal measure. Due to his mother's teachings, plus the endless manuals and books he’s been exposed to, he uses his specialist knowledge to elevate his social status in school. … [Read more...] about The 55 best Netflix series to watch right now
Melissa McCarthy is desk-bound CIA analyst who is sent into the field on dangerous missions. Feeling unequipped and having had her former partner (Jude Law) fall off the grid she goes undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer in order to prevent global pandemonium. Action comedy with Jason Statham and Rose Byrne. … [Read more...] about The 60 best movies on Netflix to watch now
The first sperm banks didn’t arrive until the 1970s, mainly as a place for men to deposit and store their own samples for later use, say, if they were going through cancer treatment. Fertility doctors were still mostly using fresh sperm samples — not frozen ones — to inseminate women. When the AIDS crisis began and several women contracted HIV from fresh donations, medical preference shifted for the first time to using frozen samples for the procedure. The only real regulation implemented involved screening the samples for STDs. “But the list of diseases that are tested are relatively short,” said Naomi R. Cahn, law professor at George Washington University and author of Test Tube Families: Why the Fertility Market Needs Legal Regulation. “And for all we know the same donor that could be rejected at one bank is going to another bank and trying again until that donor succeeds.” … [Read more...] about They Thought They Had A Brother. Then They Checked Their Inbox.
On the night of her father and Muriel’s wedding, 13-year-old Suz was told to make herself scarce. Her siblings went to stay with friends, but Suz was left to fend for herself in the rain. Cold and wet on the street, a local man invited her in for a cup of tea. But he forced himself upon her. … [Read more...] about Evil stepmum tore up photos of dead mother in front of children’s faces