The Best Genius TV Shows on Hoopla
Finding a good Genius TV show to watch can be hard, so we've ranked the best ones and included where to watch them. Check out our list of the best Genius TV shows of all time streaming on Hoopla.
1. Dexter's Laboratory
What it's about: Dexter's Laboratory is an American comic science fiction animated children's television series created by Genndy Tartakovsky for Cartoon Network. The series follows Dexter, a boy-genius with a secret laboratory filled with his collection of inventions. He constantly battles his sister Dee Dee, who always gains access despite his best efforts to keep her out, as well as his arch-rival and neighbor, Mandark. The series' first two seasons contain additional segments: Dial M for Monkey, which focuses on Dexter's pet lab monkey-turned-superhero, and The Justice Friends, about a trio of superheroes who share an apartment. Tartakovsky first pitched the series to Hanna-Barbera's animated shorts showcase World Premiere Toons, basing it on student films he produced while attending the California Institute of the Arts. Four shorts were created and broadcast on Cartoon Network in 1995 and 1996 before viewer approval ratings convinced the network to order a 13-episode first season, which premiered on April 28, 1996. By 1999, 52 episodes and a television movie had been produced, and Tartakovsky then left the series to begin work on his other projects, Samurai Jack and Star Wars: Clone Wars. In 2001, the network revived the series under a different production team at Cartoon Network Studios, and after 26 more episodes, the series ended on November 20, 2003.
Where to Watch: 77 episodes (29%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & Hoopla). 114 episodes (44%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).
2. How We Got to Now
What it's about: How We Got To Now with Steven Johnson is a six part documentary series that reveals the story behind the remarkable ideas that made modern life possible; the unsung heroes that brought them into the world – and the unexpected and bizarre consequences each of these innovations has triggered.
Where to Watch: 6 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Hoopla). 6 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).
3. Smartest Guy in the Room
What it's about: Smartest Guy in the Room pits geniuses with 140+ IQs against one another as they compete in challenges involving feats of skill across a variety of topics.
Where to Watch: 12 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Hoopla). 12 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).