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The life story of Albert Einstein, one of history's greatest minds. From his days as a young adult to his final years we see his discoveries, his loves, his relationships, his causes, his flaws and his genius.
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2018   2017  
Nominated for 10 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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 Dr. Philipp Lenard / ... (8 episodes, 2017)
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 Young Albert Einstein (8 episodes, 2017)
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 Mileva Maric (8 episodes, 2017)
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 Max Planck (6 episodes, 2017)
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 Michele Besso (6 episodes, 2017)
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 Albert Einstein (5 episodes, 2017)
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 Fritz Haber (5 episodes, 2017)
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 Marcel Grossmann (5 episodes, 2017)
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 Elsa Einstein (4 episodes, 2017)
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 Older Mileva (4 episodes, 2017)
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 Pauline Einstein (4 episodes, 2017)
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 Marija Ruzic-Maric (4 episodes, 2017)
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 Anna Winteler (4 episodes, 2017)
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 J. Edgar Hoover (3 episodes, 2017)
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 Marie Winteler (3 episodes, 2017)
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 Young Elsa Einstein (3 episodes, 2017)
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 Heinrich Weber (3 episodes, 2017)
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 Niels Bohr (3 episodes, 2017)
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 Jost Winteler (3 episodes, 2017)
Helen Monks ...
 Maja Einstein (3 episodes, 2017)
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 Milos Maric (3 episodes, 2017)
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 Walther Rathenau (3 episodes, 2017)
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 Julius Winteler (3 episodes, 2017)
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 Ilse (3 episodes, 2017)
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 Frau Pauline Winteler (3 episodes, 2017)
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 Hermann Einstein (2 episodes, 2017)
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 Marie Curie (2 episodes, 2017)
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 Betty (2 episodes, 2017)
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 Helen Dukas (2 episodes, 2017)
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 Raymond Geist (2 episodes, 2017)
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 Clara Haber (2 episodes, 2017)
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 Leo Szilard (2 episodes, 2017)
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 Eduard Einstein (2 episodes, 2017)
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 Hans Albert Einstein (Age 15) / ... (2 episodes, 2017)
Jolyon Coy ...
 Max Laue (2 episodes, 2017)
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 Friedrich Haller / ... (2 episodes, 2017)
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 Fred Winteler (2 episodes, 2017)
Silvina Buchbauer ...
 Katharina Lenard (2 episodes, 2017)
Dag Malmberg ...
 Svante Arrhenius (2 episodes, 2017)
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 Professor Minkowski (2 episodes, 2017)
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 Hans Albert Einstein (Age 10) (2 episodes, 2017)
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 Mathias Winteler (2 episodes, 2017)
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 Eduard Einstein (Age 4) / ... (2 episodes, 2017)
Amalia Kahn ...
 Margot (2 episodes, 2017)
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 Paul Winteler (2 episodes, 2017)
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 Ernst (2 episodes, 2017)
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 Rosa Winteler (2 episodes, 2017)
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 Older Ilse (2 episodes, 2017)
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 Older Margot (2 episodes, 2017)
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 Eleanor Roosevelt (2 episodes, 2017)
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 Headmaster Loncar (2 episodes, 2017)
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 Franz Kafka (2 episodes, 2017)
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The life story of Albert Einstein, one of history's greatest minds. From his days as a young adult to his final years we see his discoveries, his loves, his relationships, his causes, his flaws and his genius.

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This is the fourth time Geoffrey Rush is appearing in a scene with his trousers down. There are exactly the same full body shots in Shine (1996), Quills (2000), The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004). 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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Horribly Inaccurate and Melodramatic

I don't usually write bad reviews at all, but this is the first series I've come across that truly deserves it.

To say this series is at all factual is absurd. Dramatic license is used at every opportunity to replace history with rumor, and it does so so brazenly, and during the most important moments that it's little more than your run of the mill soap opera, set a hundred years ago with familiar names.

If you watch this and find yourself saying "no, did it really happen that way?!?" The answer is no, it did not. What you saw is garbage. A young protagonist driven by a quest for self-aggrandizement bares no resemblance to the hero of scientific thinking we admire today, and a few technical words thrown around here and there do not give license to so egregiously rewrite history.

It makes me sad to think people will watch this and come away feeling like they've learned something...


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