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Title: Cobra Kai (Season 1 - 2018)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 25, 2018, 08:16:43 pm
Cobra Kai (Season 1 - 2018)
4 1/2 Stars out of 5


I really didn't know what to expect from Cobra Kai the series. Yeah, the handful of Trailers that dropped hyping this up did peak my interest giving that I'm a HUGE fan of the original film The Karate Kid. But with each successive movie in the franchise, it was less than the last previous film. So, what would this series actually be beyond seeing both Ralph Macchio and William Zabka returning to their most iconic roles? Just binged-watched the entire series the past few days and damn was I ever entertained! Wasn't expecting that at all.

I have to say right off the bat, I went into this thinking it was going to be "more of the same" with it focusing on Daniel LaRusso. Boy, was I ever wrong. This is about Johnny Lawrence and I felt like an idiot for not seeing the obvious road sign based on the name of the series: Cobra Kai. D'oh! So yeah, Johnny Lawrence is the A Story, Daniel LaRusso takes a back seat and is the B Story and the kids....students, they are the C Story for the entire series. Having Johnny as the focal point really makes this a series worth checking out. If you have any passing knowledge of The Karate Kid, he's the one that gets "kicked in the face" at the end. I really appreciate that the writers went down the road of exploring where he is currently at in his life, 34 years after the events of the movie.

It's an interesting parallel of how both Johnny and Daniel both head in different directions in life from this lone fight of theirs.....and how they basically take on the roles of their former Sensi's of Kreese and Mr. Miyagi. You don't have to have seen the movie to enjoy the series, but it does make the series a whole lot of fun as there is a lot of fan service, whether it be revisiting familiar iconic locations from the movie or scenes being re-imagined here. There is a healthy dose of flashbacks that are fleshed out throughout the series that use scenes from the Karate Kid movie. In the off-chance you haven't seen Cobra Kai yet, I will refrain from spoilers for the plot. Watching it unfold and play out is half the fun. So, you will just have to watch it and find out for yourself. And what about those cameos that pop up, especially in the final scene of the Season Finale? Now I'm really pumped for Season 2. BRING IT ON! F*ck yeah! I highly recommend checking this out. Personally, if they ever release this on DVD, I am definitely adding this to my personal Library.
Title: Re: Cobra Kai (Season 1 - 2018)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 26, 2018, 08:19:49 pm
"Cobra Kai" Inner Circle with Ralph Macchio and William Zabka

Great interview.
Title: Re: Cobra Kai (Season 1 - 2018)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 26, 2018, 08:20:50 pm
Cobra Kai Season 1 Review

The way the guys from Collider gush about the series is exactly how I feel.
Title: Re: Cobra Kai (Season 1 - 2018)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 17, 2019, 10:26:21 am
30 for 30 | Daniel LaRusso vs. Johnny Lawrence

Hahaha. This is awesome. TKK was made for 30 for 30.