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.
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.
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.
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.
Mixed or average reviews- based on 11 Ratings
Oct 11, 2019Another mediocrity Netflix lets go of the audience. The series is more drama like superhero movie. It's ok.
But who picked up these lousyAnother 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?
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Oct 5, 2019The 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
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