Raising Dion: Season 1 (2019)

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Raising Dion

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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.

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Critic Ratings: 28

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User Ratings: 277

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Episodes

Air date: Oct 4, 2019

Widowed mother Nicole comes to grips with raising her only child Dion. She is unaware her second-grader holds powers beyond belief.

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Dion's capabilities continue to confuse anxious Nicole. Pat nominates himself to look into Mark's past.

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Following a problem at school, Nicole has a challenging discussion with Dion. A strange person from Mark's past reemerges.

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Nicole attempts to locate the person responsible for a foreboding image. Pat and Dion go to BIONA, where they encounter more than they expected.

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The life-changing circumstances in Mark's past become clearer. Nicole attempts to give Dion his perfect birthday party. Esperanza comes across new information.

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Nicole is reunited with a former love. Charlotte offers to support Dion. Pat receives surprise news at work.

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Dion is rushed to hospital with a unexplained illness. Nicole and Pat are concerned his special abilities will be uncovered.

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Nicole risks it all to save Dion from Suzanne and BIONA. Charlotte discovers an unsettling truth.

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The crooked man gets closer and a showdown seems inescapable. Scared Nicole takes Dion out of the city in an effort to protect him.

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Critic Reviews for Raising Dion Season 1

All Critics (28) | Top Critics (8)

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

Oct 7, 2019 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
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In trying to do many things at once, "Raising Dion" can feel wayward and messy... And yet what's ungainly about the series is also what makes it interesting and distinguishes it from the great mass of high-gloss superhero adventures.

Nov 27, 2019 | Full Review…

Raising Dion is a fun little treasure of a film series featuring a young superhero in training who discovers his powers the same way he is discovering his own way in the world.

Nov 28, 2019 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

There is a lot of seriousness but fun, lightheartedness mixed throughout where the kids shine. The cute moments try to make up for where the special effects and graphics often fail.

Nov 27, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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…

Audience Reviews for Raising Dion: Season 1

  • Sep 20, 2020
    It definitely has issues with pacing, but the cast are rock-solid, the visuals are tight, and the key story beats land with attention-jerking finesse.
  • Apr 21, 2020
    Unfortunately, got worse and worse. Liked it to begin with. I then lost appreciation as it ignored entertainment to make statements
  • Mar 03, 2020
    It's more of like a kids show, but it's still very entertaining to watch.
  • Feb 12, 2020
    it is funny to see the journey of a super-powered boy, handling his social and superpower life, but also the seriousness of some parts, like Dion's mum getting a job or Dion's dad's death. it is a very good show
  • Feb 10, 2020
    Great story line! Excellent cast a keeps u on edge of set, hoping to episode does not end!! An leaves you wanting to watch next episode, even though it is time for u to head to work
  • Feb 07, 2020
    Not that good, but had a huge twist!
  • Feb 04, 2020
    the child cant for his life. [============================= ============================= =============================== ==============================]
  • Jan 26, 2020
    I only watched this TV series because I wanted to see a fresh superhero story(something other than DC or Marvel, if you know what I mean). And Raising Dion's story actually is pretty interesting. But overall, the series is a pretty bad mess and you can't fix that with an interesting story alone.
  • Jan 24, 2020
    Thought it was great until the 3rd show.. Done!
  • Jan 15, 2020
    Although the special effects are well crafted overall, the banality of the dialogues and the non-sense of some scenes make watching this series a total waste of time.

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