TV Review: Dwayne is Cooking! On-Air Review of ‘Young Rock’

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CHICAGO – Patrick McDonald of appears on “The Morning Mess” with Scott Thompson on WBGR-FM (Monroe, Wisconsin) on February 18th, 2021, reviewing the new TV series “Young Rock,” Tuesdays on NBC-TV.

“Young Rock” is about media sensation Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, chronicling his early years in three phases, portrayed by three different actors. First phase, as a 12-year-old (Adrian Groulx) with a wrestling Dad from the 1970s/80s named Rocky “Soul Man” Johnson, and the assorted characters he worked with including the Iron Sheik and Andre the Giant. Second, nicknamed as “Dewey” (Bradley Constant), he’s a broke high schooler trying to learn his way in life. And third, as a college footballer (Uli Latukefu) determined to make his way in a new world. This is all framed with a sit-down interview of The Rock in reality (albeit running for president) by the great Randall Park.

Young Rock
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Patrick McDonald of reviewed “Young Rock” during the Morning Mess with Scott Thompson on WBGR-FM, Monroe, Wisconsin, February 18th, 2021 …

“Young Rock” is on Tuesdays on NBC-TV. Check local listings. Featuring Dwayne Johnson, Randall Park, Adrian Groulx, Bradley Constant and Uli Latukefu. Created by Nahnatchka Khan and Jeff Chiang. senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

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