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David Makes Man: Season 1 (2019)



Critic Consensus: Powerful, beautiful, and like nothing else on TV, David Makes Man blends dreamy aesthetics with an empathetically crafted story to create a truly unique viewing experience.


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Centering on a 14-year-old prodigy from the projects who is haunted by the death of his friend and relied on by his hardworking mother to find a way out of poverty. He must choose between the streets that raised him or the higher education that may offer him a way out.


Phylicia Rashad
as Dr. Woods-Trap
Gillian Williams
as Jessica Kelly
Randy Gonzalez
as Mr. Lopez
Cayden K. Williams
as Jonathan Greg
Travis Coles
as Ms. Elijah
Liza Colon-Zayas
as Principal Fallow
Juanita Jennings
as Mrs. Hertrude
Solomon Valdez
as Willie Derrick
Nick Creegan
as Desmond
Logan Rozos
as Star Child
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Critic Reviews for David Makes Man: Season 1

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (8)

The surrealism of David Makes Man channels McCraney's out-of-body experiences to wrenching, lyrical effect: Even when the show ends, the quiet grace of its protagonist hovers over the viewer.

August 22, 2019 | Full Review…

Right from the start, there's a distinct rhythm that'll hook you; a tonal confidence that's as rhapsodic as it can be calm.

March 12, 2019 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

One of the best things about David Makes Man is how it gives us access to the inner thoughts of its characters, often through their daydreams, but also though imaginary figures or even scrawling text on the screen.

September 10, 2019 | Full Review…


August 28, 2019 | Full Review…

Simply wonderful and stirring.

August 21, 2019 | Full Review…

David Makes Man has growing pains. But at its best, it's a beautiful coming-of-age story about a black teenager, the people who want him to live up to all his promise, and a country that doesn't seem to have room for him.

August 19, 2019 | Full Review…

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