For Mad Men fans keen on a new fix, bask in the wood and respectable, subdued color palettes of St. Louis circa 1956. Having more in common with the look of the first season of Matthew Weiner's period drama, Masters of Sex keeps it conservative even when exploring decidedly unconservative environments, like the brothel you see above. That space, which becomes an important location in the second episode, is nothing but dark varnish, complicated lingerie, and rosy scarves placed over bedside lamps.
The Masters' home is cold and empty, just like the marriage between William and Libby. It's a great sign for viewers who revel in the metaphorical possibilities of space. (Again, Mad Men viewers will find a lot to love.)
The show looks gorgeous, as any period drama worth its salt will. —Ross Scarano