‘Young Rock’ is an American sitcom based on the life of Dwayne Johnson, also known by his ring name ‘The Rock’. The show is set in the year 2032, where a fictional version of Dwayne Johnson is depicted. In this scenario, he is running for President and was in an interview with Randall Park. During this interview, Dwayne narrates his life-story through the decades and what made him the man, he was today. This article will cover ‘Young Rock’ Season 1 Episode 1 Recap and Episode 2 Preview.
Young Rock Season 1 Episode 1 Recap
‘Young Rock’ Season 1 Episode 1 titled ‘Working the Gimmick’ starts with an interview with Randal Park. During this interview, he takes us through various points of life, claiming how he wasn’t really an elite in Hollywood. Dwayne reveals his strive for success starting at a flashback from 1982, Hawaii. At the time, Dwayne was also known as ‘Dewey” and is seen watching his dad, Rocky Johnson’s wrestling match. Although his dad was quite a popular figure and drove a fancy car as well, his family wasn’t well-to-do. They were weak financially, thus even lived in motel rooms. From Rocky, Dwayne learns to work the gimmick while putting on a confident face forward.
One day world-famous wrestlers, Junkyard Dog, Andre the Giant, and the Iron Sheik come over for a friendly card game. That’s when Dewey dares to call wrestling “fake.” Hearing this, Andre picks him up and tells him never to use the “F-word” again. Then we follow up with Dwayne’s teen years in 1987, where he shoplifts a Woody Woodpecker leather jacket to impress the girls. Layer, when he turns 15, he looks much mature and has even grown a full moustache. Dwayne is interested in a girl called Karen, who happens to be the most popular girl in school. So, to impress her, he purchases a used car at $103 from a customer at the pizzeria where he works.
Dwayne later comes to know a man named Waffle, who he knows for a very brief time. Waffle, all of a sudden, wakes up in the backseat of his newly bought car. And through their conversation, Dwayne learns an important life lesson from Waffle. He inspires Dwayne to focus on his family and not spend his time on people that do not matter. Dwayne promises to buy a red Cadillac for his mother, while Waffle dies suddenly.
The setting later jumps ahead to 1990, where Dwayne was now a University of Miami football player. He was hyped up due to his father’s background and so ended up in an awkward situation where he is unable to live up to the expectations. However, he is still able to make an impression among his new teammates as he breaks the record for the most number of bench presses. The episode ends at a conclusion by Dwayne Johnson, who feels that the way to success is remaining true to oneself while also keeping the confidence dialed-up.
When will Season 1 Episode 2 Release?
‘Young Rock’ Season 1 Episode 2 titled ‘On the Road Again’ is set to be released on 23rd February 2021, at 8 pm ET. Be sure to change the above time to your local time zone to watch the episode as soon as it airs every Tuesday. You can watch the episodes by ‘Young Rock’ when it airs on NBC or when they become available on their website. The episodes are also available to stream on Peacock, Hulu, and DirecTV. The show follows a 30 minutes sitcom format.
Young Rock Season 1 Episode 2 Preview
‘Young Rock’ Season 1 Episode 2 titled ‘On the Road Again.’ will follow Dwayne Johnson in his life in Pennsylvania back in 1987. In this episode, he will try to impress a popular girl called Karen. Unfortunately for him, things will not go according to his plan, so he pretends to be rich. The matter of concern here is that the date to his father’s wrestling match at the flea market might give away the truth. During all this, Dwayne’s mother, Ata, after assessing their family financial situation, takes in a wealthy client.