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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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Top Rated TV #241 | Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 20 nominations. See more awards »

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 Max Jacob / ... 10 episodes, 2017-2018
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 Marcel Grossmann 5 episodes, 2017
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 Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler 5 episodes, 2018
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 Emile Gilot 5 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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This is the fourth time Geoffrey Rush is appearing in a scene with his trousers down. There are exactly the same full body shots in Shine (1996), Quills (2000), The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004). 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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Horribly Inaccurate and Melodramatic

I don't usually write bad reviews at all, but this is the first series I've come across that truly deserves it.

To say this series is at all factual is absurd. Dramatic license is used at every opportunity to replace history with rumor, and it does so so brazenly, and during the most important moments that it's little more than your run of the mill soap opera, set a hundred years ago with familiar names.

If you watch this and find yourself saying "no, did it really happen that way?!?" The answer is no, it did not. What you saw is garbage. A young protagonist driven by a quest for self-aggrandizement bares no resemblance to the hero of scientific thinking we admire today, and a few technical words thrown around here and there do not give license to so egregiously rewrite history.

It makes me sad to think people will watch this and come away feeling like they've learned something...


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