Young Rock: Season 1 (2021)


Season 1
Young Rock

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Anchored by a winsome ensemble, Young Rock is an endearing peek behind the curtain of both Dwayne Johnson's childhood and the wild world of wrestling.

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Critic Ratings: 25

94%

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User Ratings: 247

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Air date: Feb 16, 2021

As Dwayne Johnson runs for president in 2032, he reflects on his surreal life that's helped shape him into the man he is today. From growing up in a resilient family surrounded by wrestling icons, navigating rebellious teen years, to playing NCAA football at the U. This is how the boy became the man.

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Air date: Feb 23, 2021

Pennsylvania, 1987: Dwayne pretends he's rich to impress popular girl Karen, but a date to Rocky's wrestling match at the flea market risks exposes the truth. Stressed about money, Ata takes on a wealthy new client.

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Air date: Mar 2, 2021

Hawaii, 1982: When wrestlers start dropping out of Lia's Battle Royal, she suspects a rival promoter may be to blame. As Rocky's wrestling career skyrockets, Ata takes a leap of faith to pursue a musical dream

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Air date: Mar 16, 2021

Miami, 1990: Dwayne looks to crack the starting line up as a freshman for the famed Miami Hurricanes football team attracting the attention of players, coaches and celebrities. However, an unexpected incident sends his season and life into turmoil.

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Critic Reviews for Young Rock Season 1

All Critics (25) | Top Critics (14)

It's also unfortunately rare to see this many people of color on one broadcast TV show, and "Young Rock" benefits from the carefully chosen group filled with distinct, vibrant personalities.

Feb 16, 2021 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

When Young Rock stops long enough to focus on any one story, it's handled pretty well.

Feb 15, 2021 | Full Review…

Young Rock is off to a solid start, and as a look into how The Rock became the baller he is today, it's must-see TV.

Feb 17, 2021 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

People struggling to wrap their arms around initial episodes of Young Rock may find a reason to stick around in the show's outstanding crew of actors impersonating such '80s-era wrestling legends as Ric Flair and Iron Sheik.

Feb 17, 2021 | Full Review…

It's truth is its greatest strength, and creators Nahnatchka Khan and Jeff Chiang allows that truth to inform the comedy. One of the best sitcom premieres in ages. Cooking!

Feb 21, 2021 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

The flashbacks, which make up the bulk of each episode, tend to be gentle affairs, more interested in being sweet and teaching a lesson than in being funny.

Feb 18, 2021 | Full Review…

The ingenuous part of the show is that it reveals these people to be "regular folk."

Feb 17, 2021 | Full Review…

It's never truly irreverent enough to escape being more benign than groundbreaking, but it's still a good ol' time on the couch.

Feb 17, 2021 | Full Review…

Despite being a glamorized version of Johnson's life, there is a lot to gain and feel connected to. Also, a highly-stylized and show-offy approach is very much his style so there really isn't any other way to tell his story.

Feb 17, 2021 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Young Rock starts off well and it feels like it'll settle in to a nice family vibe once it gets into a groove with its format.

Feb 17, 2021 | Full Review…

Luckily, the family sitcom material is endearing and enjoyable, if not exactly hilarious.

Feb 16, 2021 | Full Review…

Young Rock's amiable goofiness draws heavily, and successfully, on the personality of its pleasantly flaky star and subject.

Feb 16, 2021 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Young Rock: Season 1

  • 3d ago
    The best parts of the show are when they focus on the younger versions of Dwayne Johnson - don't care too much for the scenes with the real Dwayne Johnson talking to Randall Park.
  • 3d ago
    Love it . Funny entertaining. Great cast
  • 5d ago
    how the hell does this exist? Not funny, VERY surface level, meh acting, i dont get it.
  • Feb 24, 2021
    First 2 episodes were laugh out loud funny. They were also touching and felt realistic. As a wrestling fan since I was young, it was fun to "look behind the curtain" and watch the familial interaction. Actors cast as little Dewey and teenage/college Dwayne were both excellent choices.
  • Feb 24, 2021
    The greatest new series ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Feb 22, 2021
    WOW! This was a bad idea for a series. Empty, unfunny one-liners. Reminds me of the worst of 80's TV. Bad...Bad...Bad
  • Feb 20, 2021
    The pilot episode was heartwarming and hilarious. I was sad that it was only a half-hour show!
  • Feb 19, 2021
    This show was cringeworthy and the writing is forced
  • Feb 19, 2021
    👩🏼‍🦱the best show yet👍🏽
  • Feb 19, 2021
    I love this tv show and i love the whole show. I've learned a lesson about it, knowing dj is a dream come true for me, the whole show is amazing!! I've enjoyed watching it , Can't wait for the next episode. 🤜❤️🤛 This one is dedicated to his dad "Soulman Rocky Johnson".

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