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The drama of Albert Einstein’s life unfolds in the new series Genius

TV show focuses on famed physicist’s personal life

8:00am, April 16, 2017
Geoffrey Rush as Einstein

LIFE STORY  Genius depicts the life of Albert Einstein (played by Geoffrey Rush), including his reaction to the rise of Nazi power in Germany.

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Albert Einstein was a master of physics, but his talent in personal relationships was decidedly underdeveloped. A new 10-episode series, Genius, airing on the National Geographic Channel, focuses on the facets of Einstein’s life where he was anything but a virtuoso.

Genius is a dramatization, not a documentary. The series reveals the human side of the famously brainy physicist — through Einstein’s numerous romantic liaisons and his reactions to world political events, including two world wars and his departure from Nazi Germany. Unfortunately, although Einstein’s personal life reveals insights into his character, Genius ends up sacrificing science for the sensational. The first episode, for instance, opens with a murder followed by a sex scene.

Viewers shouldn’t expect to learn much about the science of Einstein’s discoveries, at least based on the first

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