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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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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 4 wins & 30 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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National Geographic

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USA

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English

Release Date:

25 April 2017 (USA) See more »

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Genij See more »

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Prague, Czech Republic

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In April 2017, National Geographic renewed the series for a second season. 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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Made for TV and modern audiences, poor
26 April 2017 | by mvrampersadSee all my reviews

I was looking forward to this but after watching the first instalment, was disappointed. In the first place, there is no need to keep switching between Einstein's present and past, as this serves only to disrupt the flow of the viewer. Secondly, the scriptwriters have made too much of an effort to modernise the dialogue, which seems awkward and unrealistic in the setting of the early 1900s. For example, we hear of children using the terms "Relax, I'll get it" and other modern slang. In all, for a story that had so much potential, the representation falls flat dramatically.


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