Have you heard about Genius? It was on NatGeo (National Geographic), so I wouldn't be surprised if it passed you by.
Last season focused on Albert Einstein. If Einstein brings to mind a wild-haired old man, you don't know half the story. Two wives, estranged sons (one who had some mental health issues), and immigration issues. (He lived in Germany before World War II. And was Jewish. Getting out was kind of a priority.)
And this was only in ten episodes.
I can't tell if it can be streamed from the website. Probably if you get NatGeo already. It looks like you can get it via YouTube, iTunes, and Amazon. I have no idea if it's on Netflix. (If someone knows, please leave a comment.)
Of course, the trailer...
Sometime this year there's supposed to be a season two. The topic will be Pablo Picasso. Keep an eye out for it.
Did you see Genius last year? Had you heard of it?