Strike first, strike hard, no mercy. 🐍
This past weekend, Seasons 1 and 2 of Cobra Kai dropped on Netflix. As a person who loves TV, lemme just say that this show is everything I could ever want in a television series.
But in case you haven’t watched it yet, here are 15 reasons why you definitely should:
Cobra Kai follows the events 34 years after The Karate Kid, so it’s not a ~reboot~. It’s actually more of a sequel series.
And don’t worry if you haven’t seen The Karate Kid, because this show is totally capable of being enjoyed as a standalone series.
Both Ralph Macchio and William Zabka helped develop the series, and reprise their iconic roles as Daniel LaRusso and Johnny Lawrence, respectively.
Aside from Macchio and Zabka, the show features a whole bunch of equally talented up-and-coming actors who you can’t help but love.
You’ll also see a few more familiar Karate Kid characters, in addition to Daniel and Johnny.
The series is a perfect mixture of genres with aspects of comedy and teen drama…
…plus a just-right-sized sprinkle of action.
Also, the nostalgia and the current mainstream combo is *chef’s kiss*.
The series originally debuted on YouTube Premium in 2018, but since being moved to Netflix, the show has gone from being a super niche web series to ranking No. 1 in a matter of days.
It’s a super easy binge-watch with two 10-episode seasons, and each episode is about 30 minutes long.
The fight scenes are absolutely bonkers.
You’ll come for the Cobra Kai and Miyagi-Do rivalry, but you’ll stay for the nuanced, well-written characters.
Basically, everyone in the entire cast is a total badass.
Not to spoil the end for you, but Season 2 leaves you on a H-U-G-E cliffhanger.
And finally, the best news: Season 3 is coming in 2021.
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