The BEST Episodes of Genius (2017)

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jan 5, 2020

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.

Einstein: Chapter Ten

#1 - Einstein: Chapter Ten

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Jun 20, 2017

After the atomic bomb is dropped and World War II draws to a close, Einstein assumes the role of world citizen in his twilight years.

star 8.36
792 votes
Einstein: Chapter Four

#2 - Einstein: Chapter Four

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired May 16, 2017

Albert Einstein and Mileva juggle raising a kids with his attempts to catch the eye of the scientific establishment.

star 8.07
1,061 votes
Einstein: Chapter Eight

#3 - Einstein: Chapter Eight

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Jun 13, 2017

Einstein and his wife Elsa attempt to flee Germany after the rise of the Nazis, but they face unexpected roadblocks.

star 8.04
871 votes
Einstein: Chapter Nine

#4 - Einstein: Chapter Nine

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Jun 20, 2017

Albert Einstein settles into life in America, but dangers abroad continue to be a threat to both him and his former colleagues.

star 8.00
810 votes
Einstein: Chapter Seven

#5 - Einstein: Chapter Seven

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Jun 6, 2017

In the wake of the war, patriotism corrupts one of Albert Einstein’s closest friends, Fritz Haber, pitting them against each other.

star 7.98
941 votes
Directors: James Hawes
Writers: Walter Isaacson
Picasso: Chapter Ten

#6 - Picasso: Chapter Ten

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Jun 19, 2018

After leaving Picasso Françoise Gilot struggles to escape his shadow and make it on her own. Picasso finds companionship with Jacqueline Roque, but secludes himself from the world, determined to paint the perfect painting.

star 7.88
150 votes
Einstein: Chapter One

#7 - Einstein: Chapter One

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 25, 2017

The life of the 20th century’s most brilliant icon, Albert Einstein, was full of passionate, volatile relationships.

star 7.87
1,724 votes
Directors: Ron Howard
Writers: Noah Pink, Walter Isaacson
Einstein: Chapter Two

#8 - Einstein: Chapter Two

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired May 2, 2017

After butting heads in class, Einstein falls in love with the determined Mileva Maric. Their affair raises eyebrows.

star 7.86
1,310 votes
Directors: Minkie Spiro
Writers: Walter Isaacson
Einstein: Chapter Five

#9 - Einstein: Chapter Five

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired May 23, 2017

Einstein begins to experience the academic life he coveted, but he falters in his familial responsibilities. He is reintroduced to his cousin Elsa.

star 7.83
1,011 votes
Einstein: Chapter Six

#10 - Einstein: Chapter Six

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired May 30, 2017

Einstein moves his family for work, and to be closer to his new love, Elsa. He sets out to prove his theory as his marriage reaches a breaking point.

star 7.82
937 votes
Directors: James Hawes
Writers: Walter Isaacson
Einstein: Chapter Three

#11 - Einstein: Chapter Three

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired May 9, 2017

Einstein struggles to support his pregnant wife and land an academic post in a rigid world of tradition and protocol.

star 7.73
1,090 votes
Directors: Minkie Spiro
Writers: Walter Isaacson
Picasso: Chapter Three

#12 - Picasso: Chapter Three

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired May 1, 2018

Picasso meets his great love Franoise Gilot. Young Pablo begins his Blue Period after the suicide of his friend.

star 7.65
219 votes
Picasso: Chapter One

#13 - Picasso: Chapter One

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 24, 2018

Pablo Picasso confronts the threat of fascism in Spain, and Young Pablo rejects traditional painting to search for his own voice.

star 7.63
333 votes
Directors: Kenneth Biller
Writers: Kenneth Biller, Noah Pink
Picasso: Chapter Two

#14 - Picasso: Chapter Two

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 24, 2018

Picasso's relationship with Dora Maar is strained by war. Young Pablo succeeds by imitating the masters, but struggles to be original.

star 7.62
238 votes
Picasso: Chapter Four

#15 - Picasso: Chapter Four

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired May 8, 2018

As older Picasso juggles two love affairs, Young Pablo strives to create a masterpiece that will signal his arrival as a great artist.

star 7.58
204 votes
Picasso: Chapter Seven

#16 - Picasso: Chapter Seven

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired May 29, 2018

After WWII, Picasso joins the Communist Party. He is haunted by a tragic love affair.

star 7.57
175 votes
Picasso: Chapter Five

#17 - Picasso: Chapter Five

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired May 15, 2018

Picasso tries to convince Franoise to move in with him, while Young Pablo is challenged by the radical genius of Matisse.

star 7.56
188 votes
Picasso: Chapter Nine

#18 - Picasso: Chapter Nine

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Jun 12, 2018

Fransoise Gilot defies Picasso and pursues her artistic goals. Meanwhile a young Dora Maar strives to meet Picasso.

star 7.44
156 votes
Picasso: Chapter Six

#19 - Picasso: Chapter Six

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired May 22, 2018

Picasso takes Franoise Gilot on vacation. Young Pablo starts cubism with Georges Braque, but is accused of stealing the Mona Lisa.

star 7.41
190 votes
Picasso: Chapter Eight

#20 - Picasso: Chapter Eight

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Jun 5, 2018

Pablo meets his first wife, a ballerina, while designing a ballet. Older Picasso struggles to manage his complex family.

star 7.26
169 votes