Raising Dion: Season 1 (2019)

Season 1
Raising Dion

Critics Consensus

While its family drama and superhero aspirations don't quite come together, compelling performances and a sense of wonder keep Raising Dion afloat and suggest that with a little more guidance it could become something great.



Critic Ratings: 25


Audience Score

User Ratings: 152
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Air date: Oct 4, 2019
Air date: Oct 4, 2019
Air date: Oct 4, 2019
Air date: Oct 4, 2019
Air date: Oct 4, 2019
Air date: Oct 4, 2019
Air date: Oct 4, 2019
Air date: Oct 4, 2019
Air date: Oct 4, 2019

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Critic Reviews for Raising Dion Season 1

All Critics (25) | Top Critics (7)

Even with all the overt manipulations, this Netflix drama feels good-intentioned.

Oct 7, 2019 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

Raising Dion is beautiful, magical, fun and exciting stuff.

Oct 22, 2019 | Full Review…

The fact that the hero in question is a seven-year-old boy... adds originality to the story. [Full Review in Spanish]

Oct 21, 2019 | Full Review…

Raising Dion enlivens the superhero genre by offering a fresh tone and concept, and it also has some subtle messages that resonate with personal growth and sociopolitical challenges still being faced today.

Oct 18, 2019 | Full Review…

Haney's Ezperanza is one of the best parts of the entire show. She's quick-witted, loving, and wise beyond her years; Haney's dialogue is some of the strongest in Raising Dion.

Oct 17, 2019 | Full Review…

The small things in Raising Dion that don't stand up as well - CGI quibbles, uneven pacing, generic cinematography - are easily forgiven in light of the fact that the show is one of the few entries in pop culture that asks, how do we raise better men?

Oct 17, 2019 | Full Review…

There's nothing wrong with wheeling out a tried-and-tested formula when it has a life of its own, and Raising Dion succeeds in maintaining its own personality.

Oct 17, 2019 | Full Review…

Even Michael B. Jordan's role is so insignificant that it feels like a glorified cameo and a way for Netflix to try and salvage some viewers for this show. I would be shocked if Netflix renewed it for a second season.

Oct 17, 2019 | Rating: 5/10 | Full Review…

All of the black excellence in 'Raising Dion' exists alongside the bigotry as it does in real life, reminding us that we cannot escape the hate. However, we can still attain Black excellence in the face of it and in spite of it.

Oct 9, 2019 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

This familiar-feeling tale not only comes from a fresh perspective, the series dodges genre tropes and expectations to deliver a fun supernatural story with edge and purpose.

Oct 8, 2019 | Full Review…

Supervillain violence, bullying, in excellent family drama.

Oct 7, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Bound to resonate with audiences. That is, if they can get over the bad CGI, poor pacing, and shaky child acting.

Oct 7, 2019 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Raising Dion: Season 1

  • 13h ago
    What a refreshing change! Fun to watch for grandma (me) and my grandkids. Thank you Netflix for this new show -- and I hope you continue with Season 2!!
  • 2d ago
    Overall it wan't that bad, some bad characters particularly (nicole, cat, and basically everyone except the kids and pat). Now i know what your thinking Pat, he's the bad guy! Well when the bad guy is portrayed as a more likable then your main character! (Nicole) and by this I mean Nicole comes across as an over protective, power abusing, rude, and even more entitled then pat, mother! Most of the acting is ok though sometimes the conversations come of as kinda clunky, but that's about it.
  • 2d ago
    The kid is an obnoxious and a spoiled brat. The mother's wooden personality doesn't make it any better, somehow the world revolves around her and everyone should be at her beck and call. Also is it just me or does anyone else not give a damn about her flash backs and career? Terrible acting and poorly executed plot seem to make the series feels rushed. It's almost as if they knew they weren't going to get new or returning viewers.
  • 2d ago
    I liked this show a lot ... at first. However, over time, inconsistent characterization, plot holes, and poor choices by the writers killed my enjoyment of it.
  • 2d ago
    Well worth the time to watch it
  • 2d ago
    Great series. Binged the whole thing! Definitely worth seeing!
  • 2d ago
    I hope I don't sound like a mean a-hole but the acting is a bit cringe worthy. I just hoped they could've picked better actors. If you can manage to get past the awkward scenes, this would be a pretty good tv show.
  • 3d ago
    I highly recommend this movie!!!! Great family super hero movie! Great addition to the little black boys can be super hero shows!!
  • 3d ago
    I actually loved the series. There are a lot of shows that couldn't keep my interest. This isn't one of them. The kid is adorable. I can't wait for season 2.
  • 3d ago
    Excellent show. Looking forward to checking out all of the episodes.

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