David Makes Man: Season 1 Reviews

August 27, 2019
They reveal how the journey from childhood to manhood can be both harsh and exhilarating in one of the most original and riveting TV shows this year.
August 22, 2019
The surrealism of David Makes Man channels McCraney's out-of-body experiences to wrenching, lyrical effect: Even when the show ends, the quiet grace of its protagonist hovers over the viewer.
August 21, 2019
Along with McDowell's disarming vulnerability, these lyrical passages give David specificity and dimension.
August 19, 2019
McCraney's gift as a storyteller is to get inside the pressures faced by young, specifically young black men and enable the audience to intimately understand why David makes the choices that he does...
August 14, 2019
McCraney and his collaborators do a superb job of etching in these different communities and the people in them, and of getting us to want to protect David in a way he'd be afraid to ask anyone in his own life to do.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 12, 2019
This viewer, at least, remains curious and eager to see more of David's story, one that is told with élan and confidence and played with preternatural skill.
March 12, 2019
Right from the start, there's a distinct rhythm that'll hook you; a tonal confidence that's as rhapsodic as it can be calm.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
March 12, 2019
The pilot is more vibrant and unique, the next two episodes may be more conventional. There's potential in either approach, and it will be interesting to see how David Makes Man - and David himself - continues to find its identity.