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: 18


Audience Score

User Ratings: 104
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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 (18) | Top Critics (7)

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 is an all-ages appropriate family series, with storylines built to appeal to parents as well as their kids.

Oct 14, 2019 | 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…

Audience Reviews for Raising Dion: Season 1

  • 8h ago
    Decent show but predictable.
  • 1d ago
    It's a well written drama with a superpower bent. This is not a typical superhero show. It can't be. Sending a seven year old into danger would be highly problematic. Instead they show a believable kid and other well written writers trying to figure out this very freaky thing. Well written. Well directed. Well acted.
  • 1d ago
    My 11 year old and I were on the edge of seats! The acting, storyline, special effects and diversity was astounding! Can't wait for season 2!
  • 1d ago
    Very good! My daughter was home sick from school and we binge watched the entire first season. Great suspense and story line. Can't wait for season 2!!
  • 1d ago
    It was absolutely amazing! Favorite thing on Netflix so far!
  • 1d ago
    I love this show. The idea of combining the everyday challenges of raising a child with the story of unexplainable superpowers and a mysterious business concern is very fresh and a pleasure to watch. I‘m looking forward to the next season.
  • 2d ago
    Best show yet I've seen on Netflix
  • 2d ago
    Good binge show to watch over on the weekend
  • 2d ago
    Starts a little slow but quickly escalates. I watched the whole season in a day! Can't wait for next season! Loved the show so much and my kids were glued to it with me.
  • 2d ago
    Is very incredible this serie i love so much, i want the season two now

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