Cobra Kai (2018– )
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Daniel struggles to help a new student learn. Miguel makes a new connection, while Johnny tries to repair a relationship. Tensions between the two dojos build to a breaking point.

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Josh Heald

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Robert Mark Kamen (based on the characters created by), Josh Heald (created for television by) | 6 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Ralph Macchio ... Daniel LaRusso
William Zabka ... Johnny Lawrence
Courtney Henggeler ... Amanda Larusso
Xolo Maridueña ... Miguel Diaz
Tanner Buchanan ... Robby Keene
Mary Mouser ... Samantha LaRusso
Jacob Bertrand ... Hawk
Gianni Decenzo ... Demetri
Martin Kove ... John Kreese
Nichole Brown ... Aisha
Vanessa Rubio ... Carmen
Peyton List ... Tory
Dan Ahdoot ... Anoush
Aedin Mincks ... Mitch
Khalil Everage ... Chris
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Daniel struggles to help a new student learn. Miguel makes a new connection, while Johnny tries to repair a relationship. Tensions between the two dojos build to a breaking point.

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Action | Comedy | Drama | Sport

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24 April 2019 (USA) See more »

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[Demetri's 1-star Yelp review]
Demetri: Where to begin? This establishment doesn't warrant the name. How they are still in business, I have no idea. The dojo employs a very unprofessional sensei, like they just picked someone up off the street! He does not take into account the safety and personal boundaries of the students at all! Now, beyond that, the facility is in dire need of a major facelift. I almost expected to see cockroaches running past the entrance. It may look badass on the outside, but this...
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References Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987) See more »

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No Shelter
Written by John Mark and Richie Fenton
Performed by Broken Edge
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i never liked it here..
4 May 2019 | by Arth_JoshiSee all my reviews

Cobra Kai

The 80s hip and happening cultural shot gets a love letter it needs, not the one it deserves, though. The creators of this YouTube series are clearly fans of the characters and their legacy more than they are of the film itself. And that very passion of theirs is what drives the series and holds on to us even when the series tends to lean towards the cheesiest note of the storytelling. The romance between Ralph Macchio and William Zabka is turned to 11, and with no bars held and well justified deeds, these couple of hot heads surprisingly keeps offering us new profound information and tactics, to the skill they worship and live for. As much as three dimensional and absorbing these leads grow, the younger character are often under cooked.

They are the victim of a huge misunderstanding which, yes, usually can be the case among the virtual generation who are apparently highly sensitive and easily influenced in here, but overloading this very piece of note just seems like lazy writing. Another major friction in this spinning wheel, is the performance, with carrying absolute zero empathy in their actions, there is very little for us to care about in their well choreographed fights.

Also, the production seems either underfunded or has focused very less in details that makes it look sketchy along with loud incongruent background score that is not only off putting but often annoying. The storytelling is good if considered as a prime time news show but if scraped its surface and look deep into its structure, there is actually no rhythm or flow to the beat, it is good in parts just as their training is good in bits. Cobra Kai is a match to the Miyagi-Do, the dice has been rolled and no matter where it lands on, the game breathes 80s rock music, which could never be disappointing.

Season 02

With still the looks of an underfunded play and the references to appeal the teenagers, the effort of the creators is something that outweighs its flaws and fumbles, and no matter how much short handed the series may feel on performance level, the history of these characters that we have been part of, does make us groove.

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Similar to a bar fight and how it is originated, this precarious world that revolves around hot heads is going through a huge misunderstanding that is equally entertaining as it is questionable and positively provocative.


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