Cobra Kai Review 2018 TV-Show Series Season Cast Crew Online
Creators: Jon Hurwitz
Stars: Xolo Maridueña, Tanner Buchanan, Ralph Macchio
Review: Its awesome that the actual actors that portray Daniel and his bully (Johnny Lawrence) from Karate Kid 1 reunite after 35 years. Sad how people grow old… I had to look it up to be sure that those are the same actors.
Their characters have moved on but there is still some grudge between them. One is successful, the other is not. One has a fine family, the other does not. I only liked Daniel in the 1st film, but after that, I sort of wanted him to lose. Maybe because he stopped being a victim in the 2nd and 3rd movie. So I’m really on the same page here with Johnny. I love how the movie is not concentrating on Daniel.
You can’t help it but feel sorry for the protagonist, Johnny, as everything in his life goes to hell. Losing in Karate Kid 1 was a pivotal point in his life and he caries this with him. If you ever wondered what a villain does down his life after a movie ends, this is a perfect example. I love how Johnny is not just fighting in the dojo, but also against real life struggles (such as bills), against his own memories, for his family and for his students. There are more mind games that fights, which I appreciate greatly.
The drama and the jokes tickle me just the right way. This is a series nobody asked for, focusing on a generic sub-villain and yet, it was an awesome surprise. The problems, situations and misunderstandings are all realistic, unlike other series that create drama out of nowhere just to have a reason for a fight scene.
A negative thing I can see is that Daniel smiles too much… I cant take him too seriously. And also it’s hard to tell how fast time goes. The kids feel like they are pros in just after a couple of lessons, but it is implied that have been trained for weeks. Even so, they don’t fight like rookies. I did karate for 6 months and you just cant pull those moves without years of training. Those things aside, it’s an awesome show, and I cant wait for more episodes.