Genius (I) (2017– )

TV Series   |  TV-14   |    |  Biography, Drama, History


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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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Creators:

Kenneth Biller, Noah Pink, Suzan-Lori Parks

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7 November 2018 | TxMike
Season 1: The 10 Albert Einstein episodes.
I managed to find this 4 DVD set at my public library. Ten episodes at 50 minutes each, over 8 hours on the life of Einstein.

In college and graduate school I studied Physics, Mathematics, and Chemistry. As a result I became very familiar with the contributions of Einstein and his fellow Physicists during the first half of the 20th century. The reason I enjoyed this series so much is that it put Einstein's whole life in a proper perspective.

Surely there are many "created" situations and conversations as the filmmakers' way of making all this interesting enough to invest 8+ hours in watching it. To me it doesn't matter if everything happened the way depicted here, as long as everything depicted is plausible, and it all is.

Other than that the story told here appears to be very faithful, historically, to Albert Einstein's whole life, his early struggles to get accepted, his marriages and romances, his difficulties with his sons, his being forced to flee Nazi Germany in the 1930s, his being hunted by J Edgar Hoover in the 1940s after Einstein became a USA citizen and professor at Princeton.

Overall a superb series especially for someone who has made a career in the sciences.

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