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: 17


Audience Score

User Ratings: 60
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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 (17) | Top Critics (6)

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

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

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…

Raising Dion works mainly because of the performances and chemistry between Young and Wainright, with a little help from Ritter.

Oct 4, 2019 | Full Review…

In essence, the series feels like two different shows that are being forced to go hand in hand, and it all feels a little jarring.

Oct 3, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/5.0 | Full Review…

Raising Dion makes for an exciting children's show about tapping into your power in order to make the world a better place. With more focus and a little more nerve, the show could make incredible leaps and bounds.

Oct 7, 2019 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
Top Critic

There might not be much, narratively, that is new to adult viewers - but is there ever? Still, it is a fresh twist.

Oct 4, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Nobody acts like an actual person. They act like they are in a sitcom or a weak drama, though in the early going Simon and Ritter, as Kat and Pat, at least come off as vaguely normal and believable.

Oct 3, 2019 | Full Review…

Raising Dion isn't perfect, but the season breezed by for me. And it's a show made by people with obvious affection for comics.

Oct 2, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Splicing family drama with comic-book action produces some engaging story beats, but the friction between the two genres eventually makes the show fall apart.

Oct 1, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Raising Dion: Season 1

  • 2d ago
    I like it, the first episode can be a bit boring, but the second episode becomes more exciting, and past that is more like discovering and exploring. The kid (young) does a great job... very nice to finally watch hero related series without the gore and sex for once.
  • 2d ago
    Its absolutly amazing
  • 3d ago
    Very few small details I didn't like. Overall great show. Would recommend to all fans of the comic genre. Without spoiling it really gives you great unexpected twists. Some things were predictable but I would re-watch the series just to show it to a friend since it was so enjoyable. Really hoping for a second season. It deserves that much. The characters developed well as the story continued. I still can't believe I rooted so hard for certain things to happen.
  • 3d ago
    So addicting. Just can't get enough
  • 3d ago
    Great show for adults and kids!
  • 3d ago
    The story is sort of a generic one, at this point in the game. A kid who is always bullied suddenly develops super powers, once he gets older and his parents (only his single mother, in this instance) are forced to come to terms with the kid. The writing is pretty heavy-handed. The "bad" characters are far too cliche to the point of not behaving in a realistic manner. This show has elementary aged children behaving as if they were high school stereotypes from some 1980's John Hughes film.
  • 3d ago
    For the most part, this is an excellent superhero tv series that shows us a different take on the genre. The story itself from premise does not seem too different from the array of media we have available, but the series has enough suspense and twist and turns to keep you interested. Now since you have quite a lot of children, the acting does at time get under your nerves but for the most part, its good and if you forgive some parts of it; you will have a more enjoyable experience. Some of the dialogue at times is also quite CW-esque which can be good or bad thing depending on if you like those type of shows. For the most part, however, you will enjoy the time you will have with raising dion if you forgive and ignore certain aspects of the acting and dialogue.
  • 3d ago
    The show and special effects are alright, but the writing at times is terrible, as well as some of the child acting. It's irritating to the point where you get frustrated by how annoying the main character is especially with his powers because he basically never listens. The political subjects are very cliche and over blown in order to resonate with it's audiences but instead of being powerful it falls flat.
  • 3d ago
    The production was okay, the story interesting enough to keep watching, but it went too deep in that SJW bs.
  • 3d ago
    Awesome super hero program PG so the whole family can see. Support more PG series, movies and programs. That the whole family can view

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