Showtime has some strong freshman dramas that are about to get a visibility push thanks to this year's Golden Globes nominations. So you better catch up on both, pronto.
Masters of Sex (about a scandalous and groundbreaking human sexuality study) sounds titillating, but it really is a Mad Men-style examination of modern day topics (gender politics, sexual identity, racial inequality) via a 1950s period setting. The cast - led by Globes nominee Michael Sheen and snubee Lizzy Caplan - is fantastic.
Ray Donovan earned a nom thanks to lead actor Liev Schreiber and supporting actor Jon Voight - both of whom are electric on the show, about Hollywood's top "fixer" and his hard-knock Boston family.