The year is 2032 and Dwayne Johnson is running for the office of President of the United States, but not before The Rock shares stories from his past. He accomplishes this through a series of interviews with a journalist played by Randall Park.

Surprisingly, this plot line worked. For ten episodes, stories from The Rock’s past were revealed and we saw Dwayne Johnson, not only as a YOUNG ROCK of 10, but when he was in high school, college and during his quest to join the NFL.

What I loved about this show was it was not afraid to reveal so many of YOUNG ROCK’S failures and flaws. His early life was not perfect. He was poor, yet he was rich, raised with amazing work ethics and a strong family which included his high-spirited grandmother and several professional wrestlers. They guided him through tough times. All of this made YOUNG ROCK the man he is today.

The series was sprinkled with humor and authenticity in each scene. And if you look closely, you might even catch Dwayne’s real Mom having a cameo role. YOUNG ROCK simply works. It always put a smile on my face each week. It ended with two cliff hangers, so I am looking forward to another season of stories.

YOUNG ROCK is available to stream on NBC PEACOCK Television

Esta Rosevear

Esta Rosevear has been a Theatre Arts teacher and director for 35+ years, published Children’s author of the Rebecca series, and is passionate about playing her violin, walking, gardening, and reading murder mysteries.

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