Cobra Kai (2018– )
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Johnny cautiously takes a stab at love, while Daniel and Amanda enjoy a romantic date night. An attempt to bring the students of the two dojos together backfires as hostilities between the teens escalate.

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Robert Mark Kamen (based on the characters created by), Josh Heald (created for television by) | 8 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
Jacob Bertrand ... Hawk
Gianni Decenzo ... Demetri
Martin Kove ... John Kreese
Paul Walter Hauser ... Raymond
Nichole Brown ... Aisha
Vanessa Rubio ... Carmen
Peyton List ... Tory
Aedin Mincks ... Mitch
Khalil Everage ... Chris
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Johnny cautiously takes a stab at love, while Daniel and Amanda enjoy a romantic date night. An attempt to bring the students of the two dojos together backfires as hostilities between the teens escalate.

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Action | Comedy | Drama | Sport

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Release Date:

24 April 2019 (USA) See more »

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During the dinner scene, Daniel and Johnny talk about the blueberry pie incident, which was actually a deleted scene from the original 1984 film. See more »

Goofs

While Tory and Sam are having a drinking competition at the party, Tory takes a shot of vodka then waits for Sam to drink hers. Sam finishes her shot and when the camera pans back to Tory, her shot glass is full again. See more »

Quotes

[Hawk is upset that his ex-girlfriend Moon has moved on with a girl, also revealing her as lesbian or bi-sexual]
Demetri: I'd give up, man. She's moved on.
Hawk: Defeat does not exist.
Demetri: [sighs] There's that winning attitude that pushed her away in the first place. I think you need a healthy dose of inner peace. It's worked for me.
Hawk: Oh yeah?
Demetri: Yeah.
[Hawk pours liquor over Demetri's head]
Hawk: That's what I thought. Still a pussy.
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Connections

References Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

That's My Girl
Written by Lukas Loules, Tinashe (as Tinashe Kachingwe) and Alexander Erik Kronlund (as Alex Kronlund)
Performed by Fifth Harmony
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you've got some moves..
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.

Pulpo

The double date dinner conversation between Ralph Macchio and William Zabka is probably the best part of he season nay the best part of the series up till now, there is a panache in the structure of the script that plasters a broad smile on your face throughout the act.


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