Cobra Kai (2018– )
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Cobra Kai gains it's second student. Daniel has an intricate plan to get payback on Johnny. Miguel defends Samantha against Kyler during lunch break.

Director:

Josh Heald

Writers:

Robert Mark Kamen (based on characters created by), Josh Heald (created for television by) | 5 more credits »
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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
Joe Seo ... Kyler
Jacob Bertrand ... Eli
Ken Davitian ... Armand Zarkarian
Diora Baird ... Shannon
Annalisa Cochrane ... Yasmine
Gianni Decenzo ... Demetri
Bo Mitchell ... Brucks
Griffin Santopietro ... Anthony
Hannah Kepple ... Moon
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Cobra Kai gains it's second student. Daniel has an intricate plan to get payback on Johnny. Miguel defends Samantha against Kyler during lunch break.

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Action | Comedy | Drama

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Release Date:

2 May 2018 (USA) See more »

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Trivia

When the Yoga ladies take over the dojo, the very first pose they all do together is called The Cobra. See more »

Goofs

Mr. Miyagi's first name changes in between The Next Karate Kid and this series. In the former his first name is stated as being Keisuke. In this series, his grave shows his first name as being Nariyoshi. [correction: Mr. Miyagi's first name is shown as Nariyoshi in Karate Kid: Part 2. It's written on a banner in Japanese, which is why many American viewers missed it. The 4th film of the franchise (Next Karate Kid) is where the goof happens, they apparently forgot about the 2nd film and gave Mr. Miyagi a different first name. Cobra Kai writers were most likely aware of both names and chose the earlier one.] See more »

Quotes

Johnny Lawrence: Okay. After further review, I've decided to allow female students. But if you want to be in Cobra Kai, you can't act like a girl.
Aisha: What do you mean? How do girls act?
Johnny Lawrence: Oh don't give me that. You know. All emotional, loud, complainy, never letting you finish a sentence.
Aisha: Well, I know a few guys who act just...
Johnny Lawrence: [Johnny interrupts] Quiet! My student tells me you've been harassed at school.
Aisha: Yeah. Mostly online. I get mean texts and emails sent to me. Makes me not want to go.
Johnny Lawrence: And who sends you these ...
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Crazy Credits

The episode ends with a dedication to Pat Morita. See more »

Connections

Features The Karate Kid (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Keep This Party Rockin'
(uncredited)
Written by Bob Mair and Nick Vincent and Richard Trapp
Performed by St. John
Courtesy of Black Toast Music
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11 May 2018 | by merelyaninnuendoSee all my reviews

Cobra Kai

Counterbalance

The suffering and journey that the characters went through all these years comes in handy to project for the makers which they do and should use it to draw out the best emotions. The series does lack a major conundrum i.e. they do not possess strength on acting objective which might bite them on the long run. Although watching William Zabka and Ralph Machio share a screen is definitely electrifying which the makers are aware of and uses it wisely.

The technical aspects are better like choreography (action sequence can be tough to project for the mature actors) and background score. The writing is cheesy, corny and questionable with a familiar plot that it mostly walks on but somehow between creation and execution it still works like a charm in here.

A smart, sleeky and gripping screenplay that keeps one engaged in here no matter how much they chew it off. Tanner Buchanan definitely had some intriguing advance in case and so did Larusso in his magic pocket.


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