Albert is a gifted college student with a bright future, but there’s one big problem. He may get kicked out of school first.
He gets bored easily in class. He’s constantly distracted. And when he does pay attention, he’s often challenging the professors – to their embarrassment and frustration.
“How am I supposed to find answers if I don’t ask?” he asks one of them during a heated post-class exchange.
Still, there are plenty of professors who see his potential. One of them says Albert “may be the brightest student I’ve taught.”
As the world soon will discover, Albert also is one of the brightest minds we’ve ever seen.
National Geographic’s Genius premieres tonight (April 25), following the private life of Albert Einstein, from his days as a student who skipped class to his time as a professor whose lectures captivated large audiences.
It is the network’s first scripted series and is based on Walter Isaacson’s book, “Einstein: His Life and Universe.”
I screened the first two episodes in the 10-part series, and it’s safe to say I’m wanting to watch more of it.