Cobra Kai

Anyone else?
April_May_June

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  • http://forums.baldmove.com/discussion/4936/cobra-kai

    Dosent look like this one is popular here. 
  • April_May_JuneApril_May_June California
    My husband and I just finished this.
    I *loved* it.  Enjoyed every second of it.
    gjulleenPavkey88
  • I’m watching the last episode. 

    Cant believe how much I love this!
    April_May_June
  • JoshuaHeterJoshuaHeter Omaha, NE
    I'm almost surprised how good it turned out to be. It has the same level of cheese as the original films, but that's what you want. Right?
    April_May_JunegjulleenPavkey88
  • I guess in this case it does. 

    My sister and I used to play Karate Kid. The nostalgia on this one is off the charts. 

    I think they’re handling it better than a lot of reboots. 
    JoshuaHeter
  • April_May_JuneApril_May_June California
    I was surprised by how much I enjoyed it as well.

    I think they did such a great job of balancing the nostalgia, humor, cheese factor, and earnestness.
    gjulleenJoshuaHeter
  • JoshuaHeterJoshuaHeter Omaha, NE
    I was surprised by how much I enjoyed it as well.

    I think they did such a great job of balancing the nostalgia, humor, cheese factor, and earnestness.
    Also, since highschool, Johnny somehow became Biff Tannen level dumb, to great comedic effect.
    April_May_June
  • April_May_JuneApril_May_June California
     :D :D :D
    Yes he did!   
    JoshuaHeter
  • in all fairness, it makes sense in context. How many brain cells does Johnny kill per hour?
    JoshuaHeterApril_May_June
  • AussieGregAussieGreg Canberra, Australia
    I love this show! Can’t wait for season 2!
    April_May_June
  • Pavkey88Pavkey88 Florida, the home of beautiful beaches and meth addicted face-eaters
    Surprisingly good series, quite surprised. Cancelled youtube red immediately after though lol
  • JoshuaHeterJoshuaHeter Omaha, NE
    Pavkey88 said:
    Surprisingly good series, quite surprised. Cancelled youtube red immediately after though lol

    I'm probably one of the few that this YouTube scheme worked on. There's enough content on YouTube that I like to listen to podcast style that I'm going to keep YouTube red for the time being.
  • I'm doing the same, I listen to videos in the background and also am loving not having any ads.

    I had a reminder in my calendar to cancel YouTube Red, and wound up keeping it.
    JoshuaHeter
  • Loved the concept of this show.  Hated what they did to Daniel’s character though the first 8 episodes by making him a bit of a jerk.  
  • DeeDee Adelaide
    edited June 18
    I wasn’t going to bother with this, because The Karate Kid is probably the one iconic 80s movie that I wasn’t THAT into. Like, it was fine at the time, and I’ve seen it on TV a couple of times since, but it’s not one I’ve gone out of my way to watch again. 

    However, after hearing Pop Culture Happy Hour talk about it I was curious enough to check it out, and I was pretty much instantly hooked. I watched eight episodes yesterday/last night, and the final two this morning. 

    I really liked how they played it straight - it had some funny moments but there weren’t too many meta fan service jokes, which can get irritating. I also liked the way we saw the original story from Johnny’s POV with the flashbacks. 

    I feel like this could become a sleeper hit - it’s been out for six weeks or so and I’ve been hearing more and more people talk about it in the last couple of weeks. The “have you seen it” chatter has a Stranger Things vibe about it. 
    gjulleenJoshuaHeter
  • JoshuaHeterJoshuaHeter Omaha, NE
    devito99 said:
    Loved the concept of this show.  Hated what they did to Daniel’s character though the first 8 episodes by making him a bit of a jerk.  

    ... Daniel had (at least) the seeds of jerkiness in the original movies.
    gjulleen
  • devito99 said:
    Loved the concept of this show.  Hated what they did to Daniel’s character though the first 8 episodes by making him a bit of a jerk.  

    ... Daniel had (at least) the seeds of jerkiness in the original movies.
    That’s really true, I don’t think he was a bully, but I think if he would have ended up at Kobra Kai instead of with Mr. Miyagi he could have become a monster. 

    Honestly, I liked it better for that reason, too many teen and young adult movies have the protagonist being a saint who you have to push to ridiculous extremes to have them react with any negativity at all. 

    Danny was a decent kid, who was also a little shit. Johnny was a little shit who had a terrible mentor. Both of them can be heroic, but petty as well. I think that’s why this series really worked for me. 

    In in their own ways they are both trying to be better than they could be (Danny fixing Johnny’s car for free, Johnny not initially ratting out Danny’s daughter) but they’re both capable of pettiness. 

    Thats why why my favorite scene of the series was Danny’s wife inviting Johnny to breakfast. They both really want to fight, but I think they recognize how ridiculous they’re being. 
    JoshuaHeter
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