David Makes Man: Season 1 (2019)

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David Makes Man

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Powerful, beautiful, and like nothing else on TV, David Makes Man blends dreamy aesthetics with an empathetically crafted story to create a truly unique viewing experience.

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Critic Ratings: 23

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User Ratings: 63

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Air date: Aug 14, 2019

Wanting to do well at school, David ends up in an altercation with his best friend, Seren; at home, David acts as a lookout for his neighborhood at the request of Raynan; Gloria leans on David; the truth about David's friend, Sky, is revealed.

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Air date: Aug 21, 2019

David and his little brother, JG, visit JG's grandfather in Overtown, and they are joined by Raynan; later, Raynan and David visit Raynan's uncle, who wants David to participate in a drug operation.

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Air date: Aug 28, 2019

David describes his day to the school's county-approved clinical psychiatrist, including his class presentation, which helps repair his relationship with Seren, and his mother's journey.

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Air date: Sep 4, 2019

Gloria's difficult day turns catastrophic when she is fired by her boss, leaving her home life in jeopardy; Raynan reminds David that he can't run away from his responsibilities.

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Air date: Sep 11, 2019

Home after losing her job, Gloria takes an active role in her sons' personal lives; David attends the school dance with his crush, Tare; Sky gives advice to David about how to talk to girls and reveals more about his relationship with Raynan.

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Air date: Sep 18, 2019

Already in dire straits, Gloria's financial situation gets worse, and David devises a plan.

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Air date: Sep 25, 2019

Raynan and David discuss their new plan; Seren attends Halloween at The Ville, where unlikely romantic connections are revealed.

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Air date: Oct 2, 2019

Seren goes missing; Raynan and Desmond get arrested; The Ville prepares for a hurricane; more is revealed about Sky's death; a young life ends in tragedy.

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Air date: Oct 9, 2019

More about Raynan's home life is revealed; Gloria exposes a disturbing secret about her childhood; Seren takes off.

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Air date: Oct 16, 2019

After a visit from Shinobi, a fight with Raynan and a tender moment with David, more is revealed about how Sky died; David appeals to Mx. Elijah for help in exiting the drug operation; Tio Teo demands the truth about Desmond and David from Raynan.

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Cast & Crew

Akili McDowell
David

Actor
Alana Arenas
Gloria

Actor
Isaiah Johnson
Sky

Actor
Travis Coles
Mx. Elijah

Actor
Phylicia Rashad
Dr. Woods-Trap

Actor
Cayden K. Williams
Jonathan "JG" Greg

Actor
Jordan Bolger
Shinobi

Actor
Tarell Alvin McCraney
Executive Producer
Dee Harris-Lawrence
Executive Producer
Michael B. Jordan
Executive Producer
Oprah Winfrey
Executive Producer
Mike Kelley
Executive Producer
Melissa Loy
Executive Producer
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Audience Reviews for David Makes Man: Season 1

  • Nov 14, 2020
    Best show I have watched all year. Must watch!
  • Feb 23, 2020
    I enjoy watching it. It is something I can see occurring and feel the struggle of the characters.
  • Nov 06, 2019
    This show was OUTSTANDING. I binged the entire season in one night...could not stop watching. It will suck you in and make you care for the characters and their struggles. I highly recommend you give this show a chance. The acting is first-rate by performers you may have never heard of before.
  • Oct 31, 2019
    Exceptional and innovative. Despite some clunky moments the cast shines and makes good use of the excellent, deeply emotive material.
  • Oct 28, 2019
    Dope show! Raw, authentic and beautifully shot. Looking forward to Season 2!
  • Oct 22, 2019
    If you dont get the way this show delivers you are lucky enough to have never suffered PTSD or anxiety or the struggles of a mother, father, community working to keep their young safe and moving in the right direction no matter how difficult the path , no matter how tempting what seems like easy money will always come at a price. A very acurate portrayal... the reality is this was someones reality which many can relate to but not voice... well done on an amazing production
  • Oct 17, 2019
    Beautifully crafted. Lyrical. Thought provoking. David draws you into his word and into his dreams...
  • Oct 10, 2019
    "David Makes Man" should be doing a heck of a lot better in the other tv ratings (as of 10/10/2019). It is a spectacular series, and Akili McDowell in the title role has to be seen to be believed. So does Alana Arenas who plays David's mom. The sides I've seen to all the other characters leave me wanting to know more about them. I am fully invested in everyone's story.
  • Oct 02, 2019
    Great coming of age story of a boy trying to be successful while living in the Ghetto.
  • Sep 29, 2019
    If you liked Moonlight, then you'll love this. If you hate vague and unexplained scenes, this may not be the show for you. The show wants to speak on black masculinity and code-switching but lacks the understanding to deliver on promises.

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