Favorite Biographical "Father of ...." Episodic Series?

by urbanemovies | created - 07 Mar 2016 | updated - 1 month ago | Public

Which biographical episode, season or series about a game-changing person who is commonly regraded as the "father of ...." for a notable discovery, pioneering effort or inspiring a nation is your favorite?

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1. Freud (2020– )

TV-MA | 55 min | Biography, Crime, History

Young Czech-Austrian psychoanalyst, Sigmund Freud, investigates a murder conspiracy in 1880's Vienna.

Stars: Robert Finster, Ella Rumpf, Georg Friedrich, Christoph F. Krutzler

Votes: 8,524

Alfred Freud, the "father of psychoanalysis"

2. The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau (1966–1976)

60 min | Documentary, Adventure

The aquatic explorations of Jacques-Yves Cousteau and the crew of the Calypso.

Stars: Jacques-Yves Cousteau, Rod Serling, Joseph Campanella, Philippe Cousteau

Votes: 373

Jacques Cousteau, the "father of scuba diving"

3. Genius (2017– )
Episode: Picasso: Chapter One (I) (2018)

TV-14 | 50 min | Biography, Drama, History

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

Director: Kenneth Biller | Stars: Antonio Banderas, Clémence Poésy, Alex Rich, Samantha Colley

Votes: 565

Pablo Picasso, the "father of modern art" and 'father of contemporary art"

Genius, Season Two

4. Genius (2017– )
Episode: Einstein: Chapter One (I) (2017)

TV-14 | 75 min | Biography, Drama, History

The story of Albert Einstein, seen through glimpses of his twilight years and flashbacks to his time as a student in Munich and Zürich in the 1890s.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Geoffrey Rush, Johnny Flynn, Samantha Colley, Richard Topol

Votes: 992

Albert Einstein, the 'father of relativity"

Genius, Season One

5. Washington (2020)

Documentary, Biography, Drama

The life story of George Washington, the first President of the United States.

Stars: Jeff Daniels, Nicholas Rowe, Nia Roberts, Hainsley Lloyd Bennett

Votes: 511

George Washington, the "father of the United States of America"

6. John Adams (2008)

TV-14 | 71 min | Biography, Drama, History

The life of one of the USA's Founding Fathers, its second President, and his role in the nation's first 50 years.

Stars: Paul Giamatti, Laura Linney, John Dossett, Stephen Dillane

Votes: 27,428

John Adams, the "father of the U.S. Navy" (co-claimant)

7. The Great (2020– )

TV-MA | Biography, Comedy, Drama

A royal woman living in rural Russia during the 18th century is forced to choose between her own personal happiness and the future of Russia, when she marries an Emperor.

Stars: Elle Fanning, Nicholas Hoult, Phoebe Fox, Sacha Dhawan

Votes: 10,954

Pyotr 'Peter the Great' Alexeyevich Romanov, the "father of the Russian empire"

also Peter the Great (2011) and Peter the Great (1986)

8. American Genius (2015– )
Episode: Jobs vs. Gates (2015)

TV-PG | 43 min | Documentary, History

Bill Gates vs. Steve Jobs.

Director: Paul Abascal | Stars: Joseph Varca, Artie Brennan, Scott Bolger, Vaughn Bullard

Votes: 81

William 'Bill' Gates and Steven 'Steve' Jobs, the "fathers of the personal computer industry"

American Genius, Episode One

9. American Genius (2015– )
Episode: Wright Brothers vs. Curtiss (2015)

TV-PG | 42 min | Documentary, History

The struggle for performance and technology in the budding aviation industry. Between the Wright Brothers and the Glenn Curtiss.

Director: Richard Lopez | Stars: Edgar Fox, Sam Jules, Xander Crowell, Nicholas Chase Applegate

Votes: 45

Wright Brothers, Orville and Wilbur and Glenn Curtiss, the "fathers of the aviation industry"

American Genius, Episode Two

10. American Genius (2015– )
Episode: Hearst vs. Pulitzer (2015)

TV-14 | 42 min | Documentary, History

Covers the struggle between William Hearst and his idol Joseph Pulitzer for control of the publishing industry at the turn of the 18th century.

Director: Richard Lopez | Stars: Erin Archer, Nicholas Augusta, Jack Champion, Michael Chmiel

Votes: 36

William Randolph Hearst and Joseph Pulitzer, the "fathers of modern newspaper publishing"

American Genius, Episode Three

11. American Genius (2015– )
Episode: Colt vs. Wesson (2015)

TV-14 | 42 min | Documentary, History

The invention of the perfect revolver pits Samuel Colt and Daniel Wesson in a race for patents that will forever revolutionize the firearm industry.

Director: Paul Abascal | Stars: Adam Jonas Segaller, Philip Guerette, John Byrne, Don Meehan

Votes: 31

Samuel Colt and Horace Smith & Daniel Wesson, the "fathers of the modern firearms industry"

American Genius, Episode Four

12. American Genius (2015– )
Episode: Farnsworth vs. Sarnoff (2015)

TV-14 | 42 min | Documentary, History

Outlines the lives of two titan's of the telecommunications industry. Farnsworth who's largely responsible for the invention of the television. And Sarnoff who while running RCA laid the ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Lopez | Stars: Nicholas Chase Applegate, Nicholas Augusta, Emma Jean Delia, Debbie Hartner

Votes: 48

Philco Farsworthn and David Sarnoff , the "fathers of the television industry"

American Genius, Episode Five

13. American Genius (2015– )
Episode: Oppenheimer vs Heisenberg (2015)

TV-14 | 43 min | Documentary, History

A look at two physicists on opposite sides of the race for the first atomic bomb during World War II.

Director: Richard Lopez | Stars: Ryan Wesley Gilreath, Yosef Podolski, Tom Myers, Nicholas Augusta

Votes: 40

Robert Oppenheimer and Werner Heisenberg, the "fathers of American and German atomic bomb programs"

American Genius, Episode Six

14. American Genius (2015– )
Episode: Space Race (2015)

TV-14 | 42 min | Documentary, History

America and the Soviet Union set out to conquer the moon, but much more than space flight is at stake.

Director: Paul Abascal | Stars: Daniel Olson, Nicholas Augusta, Jon Boatwright, Brandon deSpain

Votes: 29

Werner Von Braun and Sergei Korolev, the "fathers of American and Russian space programs"

American Genius, Episode Seven

15. American Genius (2015– )
Episode: Edison vs Tesla (2015)

TV-PG | 42 min | Documentary, History

Two famous personalities - Edison and Tesla - fight it out for providing the world with Electric power, with the way they think is the future.

Director: Paul Abascal | Stars: Eric Rolland, Anthony Misiano, Gary Ayash, Radford Baker

Votes: 58

Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla, the "fathers of electric current"

American Genius, Episode Eight



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