Young Rock: Working the Gimmick
February 18, 2021 4:55 AM - Season 1, Episode 1 - Subscribe

As Dwayne Johnson runs for president in 2032, he reflects on his life that's shaped him into the man he is today, from growing up in a resilient family, to navigating rebellious teen years, to playing NCAA football.
posted by ellieBOA (5 comments total)
 


Like the show; don’t really care for the presidential campaign framing device. Is Future Rock...extra-wrinkly?

Looking forward to this, though. People playing wrestlers! Ed Orgeron and Warren Sapp!
posted by Huffy Puffy at 7:09 AM on February 18


Nahnatchka Khan is great and that's why I'm interested in this.

I think The Rock (the adult one) has way too much charm and screen presence but I don't think I really need an origin story for him. I do like that this leans into the weirdness of his childhood/adolescence from his perspective (like -- it was just normal for him).

I don't know how much this show can sustain all of this. I do like the weirdness of it, though. And I hope as it continues, it just decides to be weird and fun. I'd continue to watch that show.
posted by edencosmic at 6:08 PM on February 18


This is one of the best opening episodes of any show.

Usually it takes a few for the premise and the cast to "gel" - sometimes they never do, but this was great right out of the gate.
posted by rozcakj at 6:20 AM on February 19


Creator/Director Nahnatchka Khan did a How I Get It Done interview with The Cut.
posted by ellieBOA at 4:31 AM on February 21


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