Series following the smartest children from across the UK and their families.
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Child Genius - List of fictional child prodigies - Netflix
The personal growth of child prodigies has traditionally captured a decent share of attention in popular culture. Child prodigies have appeared in various works of literature. There have also been many films and TV series about child prodigies, mainly family dramas centering on how children with advanced minds cope with a world which sees them either as unique or abnormal, and many of which have attracted media and scholarly attention. W. Ferguson has identified differences in the factual versus fictional accounts of child prodigies. This article indicates some of the more notable examples of child prodigies in fiction.
Child Genius - In TV - Netflix
In Sarah Jane Adventures, Sarah Jane's adopted son Luke is a child prodigy with the ability to remember numbers with over 20 digits after only a glance beforehand. In Family Guy, Stewie Griffin is portrayed as a child prodigy already as a baby. In Smart Guy, T.J Henderson (played by Tahj Mowry) skips 6 grades and goes straight from 4th grade to 10th grade. T.J deals with the trial and tribulations of a kid in high school. He joins his 16-year-old brother Marcus (played by Jason Weaver) and his friend Mo (played by Omar Gooding). In The Big Bang Theory, Sheldon Cooper has an IQ of 187 and an eidetic memory. He went to college when he was 11 and received his Ph.D when he was 16. When he was 14, Sheldon tested out lasers and the college teacher who saw was shushed by the government. Also, in the episode “The Jerusalem Duality”, Dennis Kim, a 15-year-old physics child prodigy appears and clashes with Sheldon when the former excels the latter in every way. In CSI, there are two episodes (The Unusual Suspect and Goodbye and Good Luck) where the character of Hannah West, a 12-year-old child prodigy, appears. In the first episode, she was in senior year in high school, and in the second (two years later), she was already a teacher's assistant in college. In Breakout Kings, Lloyd Lowery (Jimmi Simpson) is a former child prodigy who graduated high school at 12, college at 16, and medical school at 20. He has an IQ of 210. In Doogie Howser, M.D., the title character is a child prodigy who has graduated from medical school and practices medicine. In the television show Firefly, the character of River Tam is shown as a prodigy throughout the show, having started to correct her elder brother's spelling at an early age, as well as seeing flaws and “fallacious conclusions” in one of his textbooks. She is also able of feats such as calculating in her head a course for the show's spaceship destination. In the television show Heroes, Micah Sanders portrays a computer hacker who is a child prodigy. In the television show Criminal Minds, one of the main characters, the socially awkward Spencer Reid (played by Matthew Gray Gubler) is a former child prodigy who has an IQ of 187, an eidetic memory, and can read 20,000 words per minute. He graduated from high school at the age of 12, and between the ages of 16 and 21, he received three doctorates (mathematics, chemistry, and engineering), and two bachelor's degrees (psychology, and sociology). He joined the BAU at 22, and currently works on a team who catch criminals through behavioral profiling. He has shown hints of schizophrenia, and is speculated of having Asperger's Syndrome. In the television show , Elyes Gabel plays wunderkind and boy genius, Walter O'Brien, inspired by the real-life genius, Walter O'Brien. In the TV show Numb3rs, one of the characters, Charlie Eppes, is a child prodigy. At the age of three he was multiplying four digit numbers in his head. At age 13 he started attending Princeton University and graduated at age 16. He now helps his brother Don solve cases for the FBI. In the TV series The Pretender (1996–2000), the main character, Jarod, is a former child prodigy who, as an adult, is capable of emulating any person within various fields of work or situations with only a minimal amount of research. In Star Trek: The Next Generation, Wesley Crusher was a child prodigy who was not well received by fans of the show. In the TV series Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, the 11-year-old Gary Coleman of Diff'rent Strokes plays genius Hieronymus Fox. In “seaQuest DSV”, Lucas Wolenczak is a child prodigy who graduated from Stanford magna cum laude with a degree in Applied Principles of Artificial Intelligence. He left Stanford in the middle of his Ph.D. to become a member of the science crew aboard seaQuest at 16. His GPA record was never broken, even after 15-plus years. In Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, Jimmy Neutron is a fifth grader whose IQ is off the charts, and, in one episode, went to college at age ten. In Max Headroom, Bryce Lynch is the 16-year-old techno-wiz who runs the Research and Development department at Network 23. Not only did he create Max himself out the mind of reporter Edison Carter, but he is credited in the film book of the original movie as being the one responsible for Network 23's rise to power. In The Loud House, Lisa Loud is the child prodigy of the Loud family who speaks in scientific terms. In Mr. Young, Adam Young is a 14-year-old high school science teacher who attended college at age 9. In The Simpsons, Lisa Simpson is a child prodigy who excells at science and jazz. In Dexter's Labaratory, Dexter is a boy genius with a secret laboratory who went to college at 10 years of age. In Johnny Test, twins Susan and Mary Test are 13-year-old girl geniuses.
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