WGTC writes: Showtime premiered the intriguing Ray Donovan back in June, but it was met with lukewarm reviews. It almost seemed as though the networks was losing its place in the cable pantheon. Then came Masters of Sex, based on the real life research partners William Masters and Virginia Johnson, who initiated some of the most daring and groundbreaking research ever conducted on the subject of human sexuality. And this was back in the 1950s, post-Kinsey but pre-full on sexual revolution. Taboos abound, but the show takes on relationships, including but not at all limited to that between Dr. Masters and Ms. Johnson, with incredible precision and insight. Creator Michelle Ashford, Emmy-nominated writer and producer of such HBO gems as John Adams and The Pacific, has developed one of finest new shows to debut in some time, and it has come firing out of the gate.