Cobra Kai (2018– )
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Different but Same 

Louie's reckless actions forces Johnny and Daniel to go down memory lane. The Cobra Kai students plot revenge against the popular kids. Miguel grows impatient with Samantha.


Robert Mark Kamen (based on characters created by), Josh Heald (created for television by) | 7 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
Annalisa Cochrane ... Yasmine
Gianni Decenzo ... Demetri
Bo Mitchell ... Brucks
Jacob Bertrand ... Hawk
Griffin Santopietro ... Anthony
Hannah Kepple ... Moon
Vas Sanchez ... Nestor
Nichole Brown ... Aisha (as Nichole La'net Brown)


Despite Johnny's efforts to move forward, he confronts Daniel about the assault on his property. An attempt to appease Johnny makes them revisit the past together. Miguel senses Samantha is lying to him. The dojo students try to intimidate the popular kids at a party.

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Action | Comedy | Drama



Release Date:

2 May 2018 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


In the original movie, Mr. Miyagi says "Different but same" while looking at a picture of Daniel and Ali. The episode's title is an obvious nod to that line. See more »


The South Seas apartments are fully intact and unharmed, even though they were being demolished at the beginning of The Karate Kid Part III. See more »


Anthony LaRusso: You're lucky my dad didn't kill you.
Johnny Lawrence: Yeah? You're lucky I didn't kill *him*.
Anthony LaRusso: I'm gonna tell him you said that.
Johnny Lawrence: Good. I want him to know. You guys got any ketchup?
Anthony LaRusso: Yeah. Get it yourself. Douchebag.
[Anthony walks away]
Johnny Lawrence: [indignant] Dick.
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References The Usual Suspects (1995) See more »


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Written by Steve Watkins
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did you just pull off keysar soze..
11 May 2018 | by merelyaninnuendoSee all my reviews

Cobra Kai

Different But Same

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.

The build up to the climax has been stretched since now and now when finally it hits, it hits hard and fast which is always good but in here comes off questionable somewhat due to uneven pacing that may feel like something is missing.

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