Young Rock: Season 1

Young Rock: Season 1

Poster for 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

Episodes

EPISODE 1.1

Working the Gimmick

As Dwayne Johnson runs for president in 2032, he reflects... More 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.

EPISODE 1.2

On the Road Again

Pennsylvania, 1987: Dwayne pretends he's rich to impress popular girl... More 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.

EPISODE 1.3

Forward, Together

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

EPISODE 1.4

Check Your Head

Miami, 1990: Dwayne looks to crack the starting line up... More 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.

EPISODE 1.5

Don't Go Breaking My Heart

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

EPISODE 1.6

My Day with Andre

Hawaii, 1982: Dewey spends a day with Andre the Giant... More 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, Candidate Johnson reveals his running mate.

EPISODE 1.7

Johnson & Hopkins

Miami, 1991: When Dwayne gets an on-campus job at the... More 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 to Samoa, where she was homeless. Rocky and Ata notice that something has changed.

EPISODE 1.8

My Baby Only Drinks the Good Stuff

Pennsylvania, 1987: When Karen asks to come over to his... More 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

A Lady Named Star Search

Hawaii, 1982: While Ata prepares for her Star Search audition,... More 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, and she takes extreme measures to protect the family business.

EPISODE 1.10

Good vs. Great

Miami, 1990s: After a devastating injury his freshman year, we... More 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, he wonders if big dreams and hard work are enough to get him to the NFL.

EPISODE 1.11

Election Day

As election day 2032 approaches, Dwayne Johnson reflects on the... More 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 this moment.

EPISODE 1.12

A Christmas Peril

Christmas Eve, 1982: An unexpected guest shows Dewey that this... More is the first in a long line of terrible Christmases. In 1987, Rocky and Dwayne take jobs as a mall Santa and elf. In 1993, Dwayne reluctantly spends a disastrous Christmas with Coach O.

Young Rock: Season 1 | Reviews

90%31 reviews

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

All reviews on Rotten Tomatoes
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.

Full review
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

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

Full review
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.

Full review
Variety

Variety

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

Full review
Paste

Paste

It's a sweet show, and earnestly likable.

Full review
Vulture

Vulture

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

Full review
IndieWire

IndieWire

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

Full review
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.

Full review
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...

Full review
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.

Full review

Young Rock: Season 1 | Release Details

Young Rock: Season 1 is available to stream in New Zealand now on Neon.