Raising Dion (2019) - Drama, Sci-Fi

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A widowed single mom discovers that her son has super powers and tries to figure out how to raise him safely and responsibly.

IMDB: 7.2
Stars: Jason Ritter, Alisha Wainwright
Length: 50 Minutes
PG Rating: N/A
Reviews: 40 out of 316 found boring (12.65%)

One-line Reviews (110)

Once you manage to ignore the social justice stuff, you are left with a strong show with a gripping (albeit somewhat well trodden) plot that is both believable and sufficiently intricate for most watchers.

Boring and lacked focus and cohesion.

These hopes died an excruciatingly slow death over the next few episodes.

anyhoo, I Highly recommend it and nobody paid me to say that.

This was a great and exciting series to watch.

Although the story and dialogues could have been deeper, it is definetely worth watching.

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.

Enjoyable and relatable .

Enjoyed it .

There are slow parts.

The stuff dragged the show down..(Who writes this stuff)

Slow, boring .

The story is exciting and original.

Predictable and overly emotional .

For example, it has lots of violence and it is action packed in every scene.

I did find the character Pat a bit too nice but I like the unexpected twist in the plot towards the end.

The turn the story took was unexpected and I give credit for that.

You will just waste your time.

They do things you don't want to do, because they just don't understand, and perhaps he's unbearable for others, I think he develops well, because he eventually starts listening, and starts paying attention, and it's strange because it was genuinely so subtle and natural to me, especially as he starts to understand his powers more.

Mindblowing and definitely worth watching!

I enjoyed it and despite the negative things it was exciting enough to binge-watch, which says a lot because I usually don't really do that.

This was the most boring stuff I've tried to watch in years and every episode the acting gets worse.

I normally loves shows with this premise but I am on episode three and I'm falling asleep!

Too slow.

very slow and boring sections often.

The story line was easy for my kids to follow but still entertaining for us adults.

The show is incredibly slow and predictable.

For older guys in their early forties like me, it just seems like another TV waste of time.

This is a very enjoyable show to watch.

The boy doesn't know how to act out of a paper bag, he appears so dumb in this show, it bored me to death and i found myself scrolling through Instagram most of the time.

yes.. but over all i absolutely enjoyed it.

The writers did a great job keeping the plot unpredictable.

Fascinating Coming-of-Age Story .

Stupid, Boring, unfunny, no true wit.. terrible acting.. not convincing at all.

If they'd taken a more visceral approach to the superpowers aspect of it I'd have probably enjoyed it.

It is desperately dragged down in the beginning by overplayed emotions and an overprotective mother.

The crooked man was so predictable...

And the aforementioned spikes in the acting, where not just the youngest cast members appear to suffer from multiple personalities, screw up the pacing even more and make it impossible to get immersed in whatever is going on.

Otherwise it is very slow paced.


Very shallow, no story, no acting, nothing.

Kudos for effort but it lacks the "WOW" factor, I couldn't even finish episode 1, the kids are way too young for this hero story to make any kind of entertaining logic, part of the plot is depressing and they hover on it too much, like we get it her life sucks...

However, the show definitely lulls in the middle.


Raising boring.


Its like a mix of marvel, matilda, harry potter, comedy parts but also exciting thrilling scenes.

I thoroughly enjoyed it if Netflix don't give us a 2nd season I will cancel my subscription.

It is well acted but otherwise boring.

It is very entertaining

It is the typical American formula that makes this feel unoriginal and boring despite concept offering some promise.

Worth watching .

actually quite fascinating.

Jason Ritter great but getting a bit chubbyMore Netflix victim hood propaganda.

Minor points I didn't like were the kid isn't particularly a good actor, the goofy serviceable loser is rejected and turns out to be the baddie, it's a bit of a cliche', Charlotte a very likeable character, gets killed almost as soon as she becomes more important in the plot and barely mourned.

The Slow start, picked up a little then a steep decline to the end.

I found myself highly upset with the mother who I kept thinking was Alicia Keys when she had her hair up😂I CAN'T stand bullies, so those scenes made me angry and at times Dion got annoying to me but all and all I enjoyed it.

Beautiful, interesting, intriguing, fun, kid friendly, adult savvy....

Yes, it is chock full of political agendas, the beginning is boring, and the acting can be cringy at times.

Quite boring, doesn't grip you.

The concept watching what a young kid would do with super powers is super interesting, parents dealing with the related problems makes an amazing dual dynamic, and the climax is incredibly exciting and well written.

I was intrigued with the first couple episodes, but overall it's rather uninteresting.

It was intriguing.

Really good series easy to watch and very entertaining.

Not too scary for kids, but intense enough to give me chills a few times.

It's refreshing to see something else be enjoyable for him to watch besides cartoons.

So I'll start by saying this is definitely worth watching.

A gripping show spoilled by the usual homage to social justice .

It lacks the action that has become the boring standard these days.

Politic, moral, boring .

Watched the first episode and it was quite enjoyable, so settled in to watch a few episodes.

Enjoyable with some surprises .

Boring .

If you're a fan of exciting story lines or superheroes, give this a shot.

It is entertaining and has opportunities for learning!

Snooze fest!.

The confusion of discovering powers is well done.

The storyline is unique and the plot twist in it, towards the end, was mind blowing.

Slow at times.

When you take this, and add how much of a spoiled brat they made him out to be, the whole thing becomes unwatchable.

Omg she is breathtaking.

Just entertaining.

It instead slow down the momentum of plot and make characters shallow and one dimensional.

In short, I think it's worth watching.

Overall this show might not be a must-see, but it's definitely worth watching.

Overall the story is interesting, but it is let down by plot holes, poor predictable writing and too much drama (mostly the adults).

Great intriguing show that covers a lot of good themes and ideas

At this point, I had to admit that the entire show is really sort of unbearably chock full of PC cliche.

It started off really cool but unfortunately became quite slow and lacked direction and then it unnecessarily brought racism into it.

It was very enjoyable despite the trailer which was making the whole series to look something else - boring.

Everything is so wrong about this serial: Dions mother must have been 12 when she bore him!

At the end of the season we see that she stumbled upon them engaging in human genetic testing.

It takes forever to get anywhere and therefore boring in between parts of interest.

I won't say much more as it would have to contain spoilers, but overall this is definitely worth watching.


Very enjoyable.

Waste of time

Characters are are basic and poor acting makes them uninteresting.

Cheesey is the first adjective that springs to mind along with the annoying cutesy value of it being based on a young child that discovers he has powers,the story is different but not developed and think a teenager as Dion would have been a better option as this 8 yr old is too childish I watched the whole series whilst doing other things mainly due to the story and script being boring and somewhat predictable.

Good start, slow finish .

Really enjoyed it.

It's exciting and entertaining.

He's also pulling off more powers that seem to stem from puberty that are as unpredictable as his hormones flare.

Despite all this, I still think the show is worth watching.

More Netflix Political Propaganda about White man Bad

Uninteresting and Pro-Animal abuse .

Ritter is usually ok as well and is one of the brighter points I suppose but aside from that there's some really bad acting, the special effects are mediocre and the story is slow moving and not that engaging.

Great show full of suspense and very exciting.

Had the same feeling watching Star Trek Discovery Season 1 - they improved a lot in Season 2 though, and the reboot of charmed (which became utterly unwatchable).

Starting out, it's more of a standard " struggling single mom with an outcast kid in a new place" sort of thing, but the "weirdness" and mystery/suspense build at a pretty believable pace and even the more mundane details are interesting.