Pure Genius

Season 1
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7.22017TV-14
Pure Genius is a cutting-edge medical drama about a young Silicon Valley tech titan who enlists an exceptional veteran surgeon with a controversial past to run a state-of-the-art hospital with an ultramodern approach to medicine.
Starring
Dermot MulroneyAugustus PrewOdette Annable
Genres
Drama
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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  1. 1. Pilot
    October 26, 2016
    43min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Silicon Valley tech titan James Bell enlists Dr. Walter Wallace, an exceptional veteran surgeon with a controversial past, to run his state-of-the-art hospital with an ultramodern approach to medicine.
  2. 2. It's Your Friendly Neighborhood Spider Silk Surgery
    November 2, 2016
    43min
    TV-14
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    English [CC]
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    English
    When a young boy's legs are crushed after being pinned by a car, Malik is determined to use a revolutionary procedure using spider silk to save his limbs, while Zoe lobbies in favor of the safer route of amputation.
  3. 3. You Must Remember This
    November 9, 2016
    43min
    TV-14
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    English [CC]
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    English
    When a police officer suffers a brain injury in a car crash and can't remember who he is, James suggests a cutting-edge method to re-code the man’s brain to give him back the lost memories from his past and of his wife.
  4. 4. Not Your Grandmother's Robotic Surgery
    November 16, 2016
    43min
    TV-14
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    English [CC]
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    English
    When James' beloved elementary school teacher is diagnosed with an aggressive cancer, he tries to employ a risky robotic surgery to save her, an approach with which Walter disagrees.
  5. 5. Fire and Ice
    November 30, 2016
    42min
    TV-14
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    English [CC]
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    English
    James convinces a hockey player with a severe spinal injury to undergo risky surgery that could enable him to walk again.
  6. 6. Bunker Hill, We Have a Problem
    November 30, 2016
    41min
    TV-14
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Walter and the Bunker Hill surgeons must perfect a revolutionary remote surgery when someone on the International Space Station needs an emergency procedure. Brian Stepanek guest stars.
  7. 7. A Bunker Hill Christmas
    December 7, 2016
    43min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    When a young leukemia patient comes to Bunker Hill in need of a miracle, James hopes a new t-cell cancer treatment will save her life, as her optimism inspires him to become a better person. Phillip Phillips guest stars.
  8. 8. Around the World in Eight Kidneys
    December 14, 2016
    42min
    TV-14
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    English [CC]
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    English
    James and the Bunker Hill surgeons attempt to make medical history with the largest chain of internationally paired kidney donations ever, comprised of eight simultaneous organ transplants and 16 surgeries.
  9. 9. Grace
    December 31, 2016
    43min
    TV-14
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    English [CC]
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    English
    When a young man comes to Bunker Hill ravaged by a drug-resistant strain of HIV, James attempts a radical anti-viral treatment.
  10. 10. Hero Worship
    January 4, 2017
    42min
    TV-14
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    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    When a woman arrives at Bunker Hill with a mysterious lung ailment, James is conflicted after he connects other respiratory cases in her area to possible contamination from a microchip factory owned by his hero, tech guru Douglas Prescott (David Paymer).
  11. 11. Touch and Go
    January 11, 2017
    43min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    James and Zoe work to help a teenage girl (Jessica Garza) with a rare skin blistering disorder, employing radical treatments to heal her skin in time for her to attend her school prom. Also, as Louis Keating's GSS condition gets worse, James is tempted to use his experimental cure to save him.
  12. 12. I Got This
    January 18, 2017
    43min
    TV-14
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    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Talaikha and Malik treat Georgia Ray (Lindsey Gort), one of the world's biggest pop stars and friend of James's, for laryngeal cancer, but when gold particles and microsurgery reveal more cancer than expected, they incur the singer's wrath when her vocal chords and career are threatened.
  13. 13. Lift Me Up
    January 25, 2017
    42min
    TV-14
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Angie tries to target her mother’s illness using radical nanobot technology, but she looks to Scott for help when her mother prefers using traditional methods.

More details

Directors
Norberto BarbaDylan K. MassinMichael WeaverMichael EnglerRichard J. LewisMark PiznarskiDavid SemelJessica YuPatrick R. NorrisRosemary Rodriguez
Season year
2017
Network
CBS
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Format
Prime Video (streaming online video)
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4.5 out of 5 stars

291 global ratings

  1. 72% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 15% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 5% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 3% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 5% of reviews have 1 stars
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Elizabeth RoseReviewed in the United States on January 8, 2017
4.0 out of 5 stars
Lifts my spirits every week....
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This show is fascinating and delightful. It offers vision of health care in the near future that should become our reality. As a sufferer myself of a medical mystery, it makes me hopeful that someday I might be able to visit a Bunker Hill-type facility.
The characters are interesting, although they would benefit from a subplots that are less like Shondra Rhimes and more like Jason Katim's other work. (Ms. Rhimes makes good shows, but the tone is out of place here.)
The medicine is always interesting. My one complaint is the viewer is often left hanging after the immediate crisis is addressed. To the showrunners: We viewers are not just watching the guest characters' illnesses, we are watching the guest characters' stories.
None of that prevents this viewer from enjoying the show. I was sad to read that I may not be able to do so again after the season's front half episodes have aired, which is a real shame. Envisioning a near future with a Bunker Hill facility and its dedicated personnel has been lifting my spirits for an hour each week.
11 people found this helpful
Dodi CallanderReviewed in the United States on November 9, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Pure genius is just that
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I know the show is not at all real, yet the concept of someone treating people for free and finding cures by thinking outside the box is wonderful. The characters are developing and it has a strong story line. I really enjoy this show.
22 people found this helpful
V. FergusonReviewed in the United States on January 28, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
I absolutely love this show!
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I was captivated by the storyline, the fine actors and the very idea of someone being innovative enough to tackle and win against difficult and sometimes fatal medical problems/diseases through the application of futuristic, but plausible technology. This could be how medicine is practiced in the future - and that is the real draw here. The possibilities are endless; all it takes are people with vision, and yes, genius. It could happen! Love the actors: Augustus Prew is the perfect genius with compassion and empathy driving his genius mind; Dermot Mulroney as the 'down to earth' doctor who broke the rules himself to save a patient. These 2 and their relationship is wonderfully done, with a fine chemistry between them and ultimate respect. Throwing in the fabulous Reshma Shetty is a bonus of intelligence and caring and the remaining cast is a great representation of young and eager doctors looking to cutting edge tech to help people. I am hoping this will go on to another season!
2 people found this helpful
FeedBackShopReviewed in the United States on May 21, 2017
4.0 out of 5 stars
I hope they bring it back
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The writers and creators take cutting-edge medical issues, sometimes very obscure, and bring them to life. Sometimes I have to suspend my logic, due to the ease with which problems are miraculously solved. That's the only reason I rated it 4 stars instead of 5 stars. In real life, people have to accept limitations, even people with billions of dollars, or they go insane very quickly. It would be interesting for the main character to learn that death is not the worst thing that can happen, and that not all suffering can be eliminated.
6 people found this helpful
KELLYQ1232Reviewed in the United States on June 24, 2017
1.0 out of 5 stars
Great idea but....needs a major re-work
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Ten minutes in and I find I don't care for the writing nor the storylines and really don't care for the silly look and feel of the show. This is a one-trick pony and will be boring. They have made the tech the star of the show and so far, no grit whatsoever and not enough character development. The way over the top glossy tech tools are annoying to even look at. If anyone were actually developing any of these tools they wouldn't make them look "futuristic" just for the sake of doing so - they would have specific reasons for looking a certain way..the translucent medical charts - why? they go in to the "information" room where there's a great big, chaotic looking room with a bunch of people standing around talking and what looks like a mess on the screen behind them? Would anything actually ever get done? Pardon the term "douchey" and pompous for the Silicon Valley guy in charge but he comes across as just that.
One person found this helpful
RO KindleReviewed in the United States on December 19, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great Show! Love It!
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What Doctors Should Be Like! (Even though it'll only be One Season as the network chooses, so far, not to pick it up for a second season...) Just think if this enthusiasm and "thinking outside the box" in medicine was a thing of the future? The very near future.
The show is focused on the heart felt situation of the patients. The tech is just the background, and the main why of creating Bunker Hill is to create "miracles." But the show should have one episode where they fail, just to make it closer to reality.

Networks SHOULD have to take into consideration people buying tv shows to watch as not everyone's employment or life in general coinsides with their polling on how many are watching on a specific day and time on their network, because more and "more people are paying" to view shows at their later convenience , NOT when the network decides to "show them for free!!!!"
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RoverDReviewed in the United States on August 9, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
I love this show
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I love this show. I became frustrated with some of the dialog in the first few episodes because there was no following it for the lay person - looking at weird pieces of equipment and hearing words which I'm sure told most nothing. The dialog never gave a feeling of what was actually going to be done to the patient (who knew what 90 percent of the equipment shown was going to be doing). However, the scenes of the surgeries themselves, while poignant, left a feeling that professionals were at work. It would be interesting to know if in the real world there are agencies that can prevent medical help to the ill by revoting a doctor the right to practice (and I'm thinking of individual patients, not mass medical events). There are a lot of us (ill people) out here and I think in real life there are many people who would except the "only" possibility to live over a sure death.
SunshineReviewed in the United States on November 6, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Excellent New Updated Medical Drama
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Love this show. Reminds me of an updated House without quite the disfunction, but enough to make you keep wanting to watch the next episode. The possibities in medical care are amazing here, very inspiring.
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