The Best Episodes of Genius (2017)

Last Updated: Oct 30, 2018

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

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 8.38
762 votes
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Einstein: Chapter Four

#2 - Einstein: Chapter Four

Season 1 - Episode 4

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

star 8.06
1,029 votes
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Einstein: Chapter Eight

#3 - Einstein: Chapter Eight

Season 1 - Episode 8

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

star 8.03
839 votes
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Einstein: Chapter Nine

#4 - Einstein: Chapter Nine

Season 1 - Episode 9

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
782 votes
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Einstein: Chapter Seven

#5 - Einstein: Chapter Seven

Season 1 - Episode 7

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
910 votes
Directors: James Hawes
Writers: Walter Isaacson
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Picasso: Chapter Ten

#6 - Picasso: Chapter Ten

Season 2 - Episode 10

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 7.91
126 votes
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Einstein: Chapter One

#7 - Einstein: Chapter One

Season 1 - Episode 1

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

star 7.88
1,687 votes
Directors: Ron Howard
Writers: Walter Isaacson, Noah Pink
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Einstein: Chapter Two

#8 - Einstein: Chapter Two

Season 1 - Episode 2

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

star 7.87
1,279 votes
Directors: Minkie Spiro
Writers: Walter Isaacson
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Einstein: Chapter Six

#9 - Einstein: Chapter Six

Season 1 - Episode 6

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 7.83
908 votes
Directors: James Hawes
Writers: Walter Isaacson
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Einstein: Chapter Five

#10 - Einstein: Chapter Five

Season 1 - Episode 5

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
980 votes
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Einstein: Chapter Three

#11 - Einstein: Chapter Three

Season 1 - Episode 3

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

star 7.73
1,059 votes
Directors: Minkie Spiro
Writers: Walter Isaacson
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Picasso: Chapter Three

#12 - Picasso: Chapter Three

Season 2 - Episode 3

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

star 7.67
183 votes
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Picasso: Chapter Two

#13 - Picasso: Chapter Two

Season 2 - Episode 2

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

star 7.64
204 votes
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Picasso: Chapter Four

#14 - Picasso: Chapter Four

Season 2 - Episode 4

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

star 7.63
176 votes
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Picasso: Chapter Five

#15 - Picasso: Chapter Five

Season 2 - Episode 5

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

star 7.62
162 votes
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Picasso: Chapter One

#16 - Picasso: Chapter One

Season 2 - Episode 1

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

star 7.61
286 votes
Directors: Kenneth Biller
Writers: Kenneth Biller, Noah Pink
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Picasso: Chapter Seven

#17 - Picasso: Chapter Seven

Season 2 - Episode 7

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

star 7.60
147 votes
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Picasso: Chapter Nine

#18 - Picasso: Chapter Nine

Season 2 - Episode 9

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

star 7.41
131 votes
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Picasso: Chapter Six

#19 - Picasso: Chapter Six

Season 2 - Episode 6

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

star 7.39
164 votes
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Picasso: Chapter Eight

#20 - Picasso: Chapter Eight

Season 2 - Episode 8

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

star 7.24
141 votes
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