Genius (2017)

The BEST seasons of Genius (2017)

Every season ever - ranked by fan votes!

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: 6/24/2022Network: National Geographic
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Einstein
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8.15
156 votes

#1 - Einstein

First Aired 4/26/2017

Season one charts how Albert Einstein—an imaginative, rebellious patent clerk, who couldn’t get a teaching job or a doctorate—unlocked the mysteries of the atom and the universe. Based on Walter Isaacson’s critically acclaimed book “Einstein: His Life and Universe.”

Picasso
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7.09
56 votes

#2 - Picasso

First Aired 4/25/2018

Season two explores how the passionate nature and relentless creative drive of Picasso—a Spanish-born painter, sculptor, poet and playwright—were inextricably linked to his personal life, which included tumultuous marriages, numerous affairs and constantly shifting political and personal alliances.

Aretha
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6.77
26 votes

#3 - Aretha

First Aired 3/22/2021

The third season explores Aretha Franklin’s musical genius and incomparable career, as well as the immeasurable impact and lasting influence she has had on music and culture around the world. Grammy Award winner Franklin was a gospel prodigy and outspoken civil rights champion; she is widely considered to be the greatest singer of the past 50 years, receiving countless honors throughout her career.