Young Rock: Season 1

Young Rock: Season 1

Young Rock: Season 1

As Dwayne Johnson runs for president in 2032, he takes a comedic look back at his extraordinary life through the stories of his family and youth that shaped him into the man he is today.

2021Rating: TV-14USAUniversal Television
Comedy

Streaming (1 Provider)

EPISODE 1.1
4 June 2021

Working the Gimmick

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,... MORE navigating rebellious teen years, to playing NCAA football at the U. This is how the boy became the man.

EPISODE 1.2
4 June 2021

On the Road Again

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... MORE client.

EPISODE 1.3
4 June 2021

Forward, Together

Hawaii, 1982: When wrestlers start dropping out of Lia's Battle Royale, 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... MORE dream.

EPISODE 1.4
4 June 2021

Check Your Head

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... MORE and life into turmoil.

EPISODE 1.5
4 June 2021

Don't Go Breaking My Heart

Pennsylvania, 1987: Ata's relationship with Dwayne gets tested after Ata makes a heartbreaking discovery about her son. With Rocky on the road, Ata must take matters into her own hands.

EPISODE 1.6
4 June 2021

My Day with Andre

Hawaii, 1982: Dewey spends a day with Andre the Giant that neither will ever forget. Lia and Rocky prepare for the huge Island Battle Royale where more than the title is at stake. In 2032,... MORE Candidate Johnson reveals his running mate.

EPISODE 1.7
4 June 2021

Johnson & Hopkins

Miami, 1991: When Dwayne gets an on-campus job at the University of Miami, he goes on an epic adventure with his new work partner, Hopkins. Meanwhile, Lia returns to the United States after being deported... MORE to Samoa, where she was homeless. Rocky and Ata notice that something has changed.

EPISODE 1.8
4 June 2021

My Baby Only Drinks the Good Stuff

Pennsylvania, 1987: When Karen asks to come over to his house for dinner, Dwayne panics - he's been lying to her about being rich. Meanwhile, in 2032 Candidate Johnson tackles an emerging public relations crisis.

EPISODE 1.9
4 June 2021

A Lady Named Star Search

Hawaii, 1982: While Ata prepares for her Star Search audition, Rocky takes an unorthodox approach to helping Dewey deal with some bullies. Meanwhile, Lia's conflict with rival wrestling promoter Greg Yao has her on edge,... MORE and she takes extreme measures to protect the family business.

EPISODE 1.10
4 June 2021

Good vs. Great

Miami, 1990s: After a devastating injury his freshman year, we follow Dwayne as he strives to get his college football career back on track. As he fights for playing time against future Hall of Famers,... MORE he wonders if big dreams and hard work are enough to get him to the NFL.

EPISODE 1.11
4 June 2021

Election Day

As election day 2032 approaches, Dwayne Johnson reflects on the ups and downs his family endured during his childhood in Hawaii, Pennsylvania and Miami, and how the unpredictability of his family's story prepared him for... MORE this moment.

Young Rock: Season 1 / Reviews

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

So I suspect there may be a good show in NBC's Young Rock. It just isn't the pilot, and subsequent episodes make a mess of it.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

Feels as if the laughs will grow bigger the better we get to know the characters

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CNN

CNN

Johnson's inherent likability goes a long way, and he spells out that this isn't going to be all happy nostalgia, citing missteps that he learned from along the way.

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Variety

Variety

Loud though his aspirations are, three episodes of Young Rock gave no further sense of who Johnson is -- only what he wants.

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Paste

Paste

It's a sweet show, and earnestly likable.

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Vulture

Vulture

Once Young Rock spins the hands of time backward, the show gets much more fun...

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IndieWire

IndieWire

"Young Rock" benefits from the carefully chosen group filled with distinct, vibrant personalities.

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Decider

Decider

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.

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Salon

Salon

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...

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Collider

Collider

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.

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