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Cobra Kai 

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Decades after their 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament bout, a middle-aged Daniel LaRusso and Johnny Lawrence find themselves martial-arts rivals again.
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2021   2019   2018   Unknown  
Top Rated TV #88 | Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Xolo Maridueña ...  Miguel Diaz 21 episodes, 2018-2021
Ralph Macchio ...  Daniel LaRusso 20 episodes, 2018-2019
William Zabka ...  Johnny Lawrence 20 episodes, 2018-2019
Courtney Henggeler ...  Amanda LaRusso 20 episodes, 2018-2019
Tanner Buchanan ...  Robby Keene 20 episodes, 2018-2019
Mary Mouser ...  Samantha LaRusso 20 episodes, 2018-2019
Jacob Bertrand ...  Hawk / ... 19 episodes, 2018-2019
Nichole Brown ...  Aisha 19 episodes, 2018-2019
Gianni Decenzo ...  Demetri 17 episodes, 2018-2019
Owen Morgan ...  Bert 13 episodes, 2018-2019
Hannah Kepple ...  Moon 12 episodes, 2018-2019
Martin Kove ...  John Kreese 13 episodes, 2018-2019
Cameron Markeles ...  Frank / ... 12 episodes, 2018-2019
Asher Sheets ...  New Cobra Kai student / ... 12 episodes, 2019-2021
Griffin Santopietro ...  Anthony 11 episodes, 2018-2019
Joe Seo ...  Kyler 11 episodes, 2018-2021
Aldan Karanovich ...  Cobra Kai Student 10 episodes, 2019
Vanessa Rubio ...  Carmen 9 episodes, 2018-2019
Aedin Mincks ...  Mitch 9 episodes, 2019

"Cobra Kai" Serves Up "Bad Senseis" and Love Triangles

While Ralph Macchio and William Zabka discuss how "Cobra Kai" is a martial arts spin on Bad Santa, their co-stars acknowledge the love triangle that has become a main focus of the show.

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Thirty years after their final confrontation at the 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament, Johnny Lawrence is at rock-bottom as an unemployed handyman haunted by his wasted life. However, when Johnny rescues a bullied kid, Miguel, from bullies, he is inspired to restart the notorious Cobra Kai dojo. However, this revitalization of his life and related misunderstandings find Johnny restarting his old rivalry with Daniel LaRousso, a successful businessman who may be happily married, but is missing an essential balance in life since the death of his mentor, Mr. Miyagi. Meanwhile, even as this antipathy festers, it finds itself reflected in their protegees as Miguel and his comrades are gradually poisoned by Cobra Kai's thuggish philosophy. Meanwhile, while Daniel's daughter, Samantha, finds herself in the middle of this conflict amidst false friends, Johnny's estranged miscreant son, Robby, finds himself inadvertently coming under Daniel's wing and flourishes in ways worthy of Mr. Miyagi. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Action | Comedy | Drama | Sport

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Johnny lives in the Reseda Heights apartments. This apartment complex and its location are made to resemble Daniel Larusso's apartment complex in the original Karate Kid, complete with identical paint and coloring on the lettering. This also references the discrimination Daniel experienced in the first movie for being from Reseda instead of a richer part of LA like Johnny and Ali (Elizabeth Shue), and is meant to illustrate how low Johnny has descended since the original film. See more »

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In Season 1, episode 5, Daniel attempts to raise the rent of Johnny's dojo which he explicitly states Los Angeles neighborhood of Reseda. Prior to this, all of the flyers for Johnny's dojo say that it's in the Van Nuys neighborhood. See more »

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William Zabka steals the show!
3 May 2018 | by AGoodSee all my reviews

I have just this moment finished episode 10. I am literally on a massive high right now. This is probably the best TV series I have seen since I first watched Game of Thrones. This is literally TV at its most epic best.

The thing that makes this TV show is literally William Zabka. Why he has only been in Karate Kid and nothing much more is a mystery as this guy can act and has amazing screen presence and comedy timing.

This TV show was so good it literally makes me want to go out tomorrow and sign up for karate classes and learn Cobra Kai style.

I strongly recommend everyone watches this as this is way better than that stupid remake with Will Smiths son, better than all the sequels and to be honest better than the first Karate Kid movie was too.

William Zabka needs to be cast in other TV roles too. He is up there with the best for TV/movie Anti-hero's; Snake Plisskan, Tyler Durdan and now after this Johnny Lawrence.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 May 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cobra Kai: the Karate Kid Saga Continues See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Gross USA:

$46,271

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$46,271
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1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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