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Cobra Kai (Season 2 - 2019)
« on: August 04, 2019, 11:11:11 am »
Cobra Kai (Season 2 - 2019)
4 Stars out of 5


I waited a long time for Season 2 for a couple of reasons. First off, they laid the ground work in Season 1 so perfectly, turning everything on it's head with both Daniel and especially that of Johnny. But the second half of the equation that really had me wanting to see where this was going was the return of John Kreese. This was the key for what would basically anchor Season 2. Even though nothing was really said at the end of Season 1 with his return, I always knew that he main objective would be to take control of Cobra Kai once again and sure enough, that's what we got this season. With the rivalry between Daniel / Miyagi-Do and Johnny / Cobra Kai escalating, it all comes to a head in the Season Finale between both factions.

This is where I thought the tone of everything was thrown out the window. It came across more comedic than something to be taken seriously within this Universe they have created. It was kinda like watching the TV Version of 3 O'Clock High in a lot of ways. Anyway, the fight ends in a tragic way with Miguel being kicked off the balcony and landing below motionless and end up in the Hospital. His condition is left unknown as the second season comes to a close. Naturally everyone is pointing fingers and one in particular is taking the blame with Johnny on a bender and heading down the wrong path most likely, setting up Season 3.

Overall, this was decent followup and there were a couple of stand out moments. Tops being of course the reunion between Johnny and his old Cobra Kai teammates from the Original Karate Kid movie. Seeing Tommy (Rob Garrison), Bobby (Ron Thomas) and Jimmy (Tony O'Dell) was a kick (Pun intended). Man, they all look so old. They actually make William Zabka look very young by comparison. The other that most people are sure to talk about is the final shot that ends Season 2. But before I go there, I need to set it up first. A few episodes earlier, Johnny is trying his hand a Online Dating and grows frustrated at his disastrous blind dates and feeling nostalgic, he drunk texts Ali an email. Cut to the end with Johnny distraut over the guilt at what happened to Miguel, he throws his phone out on the beach as he walks off.

Cut to a close up on his phone screen and we see a message from Ali, requesting a friendship on Facebook. So, are they actually telegraphing to us that Elisabeth Shue is on board and will be popping up in Season 3? Please make this happen! This is what EVERYONE wants. Anyone that is a fan of the first movie wants this to happen. I for one want it to happen. But, I suspect this isn't likely to happen at all and is just a way of keeping the character alive within the context of the Karate Kid Universe, much in the same way they are doing with Dutch (Chad McQueen), who hasn't acted in 20 years. I would love to see both come back, if just for a cameo, I'll take it.

Okay, with all that out of the way, as the Season Finale was playing out, I was actually trying to think of what the big reveal would be. The thing that got people talking while we wait for Season 3 and for me, all I could think of was Kreese bringing both Terry Silver and Mike Barnes into the fold as they take over Cobra Kai, much in the way they teamed up in Karate Kid III. I was anticipating it. Thus, it didn't happen and as I mentioned before, it's the Ali text that they ended it on.
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