Genius (2017)

The BEST episodes of Genius (2017)

Every episode of Genius (2017) ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Genius (2017)!

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.

Last Updated: 9/24/2022Network: National Geographic
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Einstein: Chapter Ten
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8.33
837 votes

#1 - Einstein: Chapter Ten

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 6/20/2017

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.

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Einstein: Chapter Four
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8.06
1103 votes

#2 - Einstein: Chapter Four

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 5/16/2017

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

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Einstein: Chapter Eight
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8.02
905 votes

#3 - Einstein: Chapter Eight

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 6/13/2017

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

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Einstein: Chapter Nine
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7.97
852 votes

#4 - Einstein: Chapter Nine

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 6/20/2017

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

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Einstein: Chapter Seven
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7.96
980 votes

#5 - Einstein: Chapter Seven

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 6/6/2017

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

Directors: James Hawes
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Einstein: Chapter One
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7.87
1772 votes

#6 - Einstein: Chapter One

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 4/25/2017

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

Directors: Ron Howard
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Einstein: Chapter Two
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7.84
1353 votes

#7 - Einstein: Chapter Two

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 5/2/2017

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

Directors: Minkie Spiro
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Einstein: Chapter Five
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7.80
1053 votes

#8 - Einstein: Chapter Five

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 5/23/2017

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

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Einstein: Chapter Six
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7.80
976 votes

#9 - Einstein: Chapter Six

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 5/30/2017

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.

Directors: James Hawes
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Picasso: Chapter Ten
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7.78
187 votes

#10 - Picasso: Chapter Ten

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 6/19/2018

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.

Directors: Mathias Herndl
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Einstein: Chapter Three
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7.72
1124 votes

#11 - Einstein: Chapter Three

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 5/9/2017

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

Directors: Minkie Spiro
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Respect
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7.66
122 votes

#12 - Respect

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 3/21/2021

Desperate for a hit, Aretha travels to Muscle Shoals in 1967 to record her first album with Atlantic Records. After suffering the loss of her surrogate mother, Little Re braves her first solo in 1953, in her father’s, C.L. Franklin, church.

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Picasso: Chapter One
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7.62
391 votes

#13 - Picasso: Chapter One

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 4/24/2018

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

Directors: Kenneth Biller
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No One Sleeps
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7.58
79 votes

#14 - No One Sleeps

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 3/24/2021

Despite significant emotional losses, including a second divorce and the death of her father in 1984, Aretha pushes herself artistically and triumphs.

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Picasso: Chapter Three
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7.57
259 votes

#15 - Picasso: Chapter Three

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 5/1/2018

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

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Picasso: Chapter Two
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7.52
284 votes

#16 - Picasso: Chapter Two

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 4/24/2018

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

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Do Right Woman
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7.50
88 votes

#17 - Do Right Woman

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 3/22/2021

Aretha juggles her music career and her commitment to the civil rights movement, led by Martin Luther King Jr., in 1967 and 1968. Meanwhile, Little Re leaves behind her newborn child to return to the Gospel Circuit in 1955, meeting with music legends James Cleveland and Little Sammie Bryant.

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Young, Gifted and Black
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7.49
82 votes

#18 - Young, Gifted and Black

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 3/23/2021

Aretha, inspired by Angela Davis and the Soledad Brothers, records her protest album “Young, Gifted and Black” in 1970. Despite Jerry Wexler’s uncertainty, the album is a success. Barbara Franklin makes a decision that has a devastating effect on Little Re in 1951.

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Picasso: Chapter Four
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7.48
239 votes

#19 - Picasso: Chapter Four

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 5/8/2018

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

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Picasso: Chapter Seven
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7.48
206 votes

#20 - Picasso: Chapter Seven

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 5/29/2018

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

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Picasso: Chapter Five
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7.47
221 votes

#21 - Picasso: Chapter Five

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 5/15/2018

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

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Amazing Grace
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7.45
80 votes

#22 - Amazing Grace

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 3/23/2021

Aretha records her best-selling live Gospel album “Amazing Grace” in 1972 at New Temple Missionary Baptist Church, ignoring her sibling’s pleas to record instead at New Bethel with their father, C.L. Franklin.

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Until the Real Thing Comes Along
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7.45
105 votes

#23 - Until the Real Thing Comes Along

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 3/21/2021

Struggling to find her sound, Aretha catches the attention of Jerry Wexler at Atlantic Records in 1966. Meanwhile, Little Re has her first touring experience on the Gospel Circuit in 1954 with C.L. Franklin and meets her idol, Clara Ward.

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Chain of Fools
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7.36
77 votes

#24 - Chain of Fools

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 3/24/2021

As the Queen of Soul enters the age of disco, Aretha will do anything to remain relevant—including stealing an opportunity from her sister Carolyn. She receives a GRAMMY nomination but is ultimately snubbed from winning the award.

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Picasso: Chapter Six
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7.36
223 votes

#25 - Picasso: Chapter Six

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 5/22/2018

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

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