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Genius 

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The life stories of history's greatest minds. From their days as young adults to their final years we see their discoveries, loves, relationships, causes, flaws and genius.
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3   2   1  
2018   2017   Unknown  
Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 4 wins & 34 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Samantha Colley ...  Dora Maar / ... 15 episodes, 2017-2018
Seth Gabel ...  Michele Besso / ... 11 episodes, 2017-2018
Antonio Banderas ...  Pablo Picasso 10 episodes, 2018
Clémence Poésy ...  Françoise Gilot 10 episodes, 2018
T.R. Knight ...  Max Jacob / ... 11 episodes, 2017-2018
Michael McElhatton ...  Dr. Philipp Lenard / ... 9 episodes, 2017-2018
Johnny Flynn ...  Young Albert Einstein / ... 9 episodes, 2017-2018
Alex Rich ...  Young Pablo Picasso 9 episodes, 2018
Bruno Paviot ...  Marcel 7 episodes, 2018
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The life stories of history's greatest minds. From their days as young adults to their final years we see their discoveries, loves, relationships, causes, flaws and genius.

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Official Sites:

National Geographic

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 April 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Genij See more »

Filming Locations:

Prague, Czech Republic

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Stereo

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2.00 : 1
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The first season is based on the 2007 book "Einstein: His Life and Universe" by Walter Isaacson. See more »

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The scene where Einstein's associates travel to Crimea in order to photograph the solar eclipse is shot in a snowy scenery. The expedition took place in August, 1914 and it's too early for snow, even in Russia. See more »

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I'd Hoped for Something Better
12 May 2017 | by biker451See all my reviews

After watching the opening sex scene I thought, "oh no, another soap opera." I did watch the full first episode and was disappointed but thought I'd give it a second chance and watched episode 2 but by the end of that one I knew there was no redemption for this dross. Pure Hollywood soap opera, more about Einstein's love life than any of his theories and discoveries. The actor that played young Einstein was terrible and I have to wonder if that was his lack of ability or the director's wanting to dumb down the story for the typical American audience. Two episodes was all I could stomach.


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