• Network: NETFLIX
  • Series Premiere Date: Oct 4, 2019
Metascore
61

Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6

Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Daniel D'Addario
    Oct 3, 2019
    80
    Those grown-ups toggling around for a weekend binge who think “Dion” seems a bit young for them are almost certainly correct. But those families that spend time learning about Dion and his world will not be disappointed. Indeed, they’ll likely be ready for a second season even before the first ends. Dion’s powers include, for those at his age level and eager to explore their own abilities of empathy and curiosity, extreme watchability.
  2. Reviewed by: Robert Lloyd
    Oct 4, 2019
    70
    The show is a bit of a tonal jumble. In trying to do many things at once, “Raising Dion” can feel wayward and messy; it suffers fits of sentimentality, not always well-controlled. 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, with their tortured heroes and tortured villains, their supersized scale and Kevlar aesthetic.
  3. Reviewed by: Alan Sepinwall
    Oct 2, 2019
    70
    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 — each episode title is inspired by a famous comic-book storyline or phrase, like “Days of Mark’s Future Past” or “You Won’t Like Him When He’s Angry” — who feel no need to apologize for that love.
  4. Reviewed by: Shannon Miller
    Oct 8, 2019
    67
    Overall, 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.
  5. Reviewed by: Ben Travers
    Oct 4, 2019
    58
    None of this is breaking the mold in a big way, but “Raising Dion” isn’t aiming for original artistry at all costs. It wants to entertain, please, and maybe ever-so-slightly inform. Even with all the overt manipulations, this Netflix drama feels good-intentioned.
  6. Reviewed by: Tim Goodman
    Oct 3, 2019
    20
    A show that's a complete mess almost from the first moments it comes on your screen. ... Nobody acts like an actual person. They act like they are in a sitcom or a weak drama.
User Score
5.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 10
  2. Negative: 4 out of 10
  1. Oct 11, 2019
    3
    Another mediocrity Netflix lets go of the audience. The series is more drama like superhero movie. It's ok.
    But who picked up these lousy
    Another mediocrity Netflix lets go of the audience. The series is more drama like superhero movie. It's ok.
    But who picked up these lousy actors? How can you portray your role as boring and bad?
    No money for proper scriptwriters?
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  2. Oct 5, 2019
    0
    The little kid does not know acting, very bad acting- I couldn’t finish the series, and I’m a fan of Netflix and sci fi movies and tv shows, IThe little kid does not know acting, very bad acting- I couldn’t finish the series, and I’m a fan of Netflix and sci fi movies and tv shows, I like to feel what I’m watching, but I just couldn’t continue watching with such bad acting by the little kid, wow I’m surprised the people filming this didn’t tell him or replaced him
    Clearly he is not ready for acting
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