This week, Dear Television returns to The Los Angeles Review of Books to anchor its new blog! We’ll be covering a different show or topic every week, and it all starts off with Showtime’s new series Masters of Sex, about Masters and Johnson.

“What we’re being set up to see is an open-ended series about the toll that telling can take on a person, on a relationship, on a society. From Cheever to Chase and Weiner and Gilligan, there’s been a lot of lying on television for the last 15 years. What does it feel like to stop?”

Here’s my post, entitled, “Exposing Yourself on Television.”