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Cobra Kai
« on: June 11, 2018, 11:21:47 pm »
Just finished watching this and was surprised by how much I liked it.
There is a little Johnny Lawrence in all of us.
Plus some nice throw backs to the original karate kid.
Looking forward to season 2.

Lots of Role reversal or shoe is on the other foot with family dysfunction mixed in.
One kid turns from the dark side and another turns to it.

Has anyone seen this yet?

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Re: Cobra Kai
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2018, 11:32:46 pm »
Good show. A little predictable as the story goes on but it is enjoyable.

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Re: Cobra Kai
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2018, 12:26:22 am »
I've acquired the episodes, but haven't had a chance to watch it yet. I just finished Barry last week and was going to start Cobra Kai afterward, just haven't yet.
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Re: Cobra Kai
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2018, 09:26:06 am »
Good show. A little predictable as the story goes on but it is enjoyable.

eh a few times they had me thinking people change then...nope.

Makes me want to fire up the original karate kid.
I also think it's hilarious they have the actors now and can use original movie footage from the 80's of them for flash backs instead of getting young actors and filming it.

also interesting to see modern day's character's perspective of how things went down back in the day.

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Re: Cobra Kai
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2018, 11:36:33 am »
At first I thought "OMG, this writing is horrible, the characters are super shallow, and the choreography is worse than an 80's B movie."  But like a horrible train wreck, I couldn't stop watching.  I loved it for the cheesy story, the horribly shallow characters, and how they flirt with greatness but fall just short of the mark.  Every time you think it is going to get better, it makes a 180 and gets so bad, it's good.  By the end, I was craving another season, and I really hope they make it.


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Re: Cobra Kai
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2018, 09:35:35 pm »
It has supposedly beaten all original streaming shows this week on both Netflix and Hulu.

I'm watching karate kid now.
I felt nostalgic. lol.

edit:
"Sweet to lick"
"get him a body bag!"

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Re: Cobra Kai
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2018, 11:38:05 pm »
One day, one of these days, Iím going to watch the Karate Kid rehearsal movie.  The director uploaded the whole thing to YouTube, itís apparently uncommon for us peasants to see this kind of footage.


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Re: Cobra Kai
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2018, 11:43:10 pm »
Cobra Kai was way better than it had any right to be.

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Re: Cobra Kai
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2018, 11:49:50 am »
My favorite series by far... watched it twice now! It was that good. I'm actually just a so so fan of the Original Movie. I liked it but the sequels just kind of cheapened it for me (Kind of like Revenge of the Nerds).
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Re: Cobra Kai
« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2018, 08:17:49 pm »
Cobra Kai was way better than it had any right to be.

"I like your shirt"
"really?"
"no, it sucks"

I think Johnny Laurence is my new favorite character of 2018.
Was renewed for season 2.
Coors is paying for it.

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Re: Cobra Kai
« Reply #10 on: June 13, 2018, 11:01:14 pm »
the writers must of come up with the idea after watching this video and thinking there is something to that.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_Gz_iTuRMM

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Re: Cobra Kai
« Reply #11 on: June 19, 2018, 10:28:11 am »
I binge watched it Sunday.  I thought it was great, but it's a shame they rushed the timeline in the last few episodes to squeeze everything into one season.
The Robbie character didn't develop much.  Miguel's change was too fast and maybe should have been more ambiguous.

If Youtube had given them a 2 season guarantee like Netflix does with its shows, then the timeline could have been stretched.
I think the announcement of the tournament would have made a good season 1 cliffhanger and midpoint for the storyline that was squeezed into a single season.

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Re: Cobra Kai
« Reply #12 on: June 19, 2018, 11:46:25 am »
I binge watched it Sunday.  I thought it was great, but it's a shame they rushed the timeline in the last few episodes to squeeze everything into one season.
The Robbie character didn't develop much.  Miguel's change was too fast and maybe should have been more ambiguous.

If Youtube had given them a 2 season guarantee like Netflix does with its shows, then the timeline could have been stretched.
I think the announcement of the tournament would have made a good season 1 cliffhanger and midpoint for the storyline that was squeezed into a single season.

This is pretty much exactly how I feel.  Both of Miguel's changes were too fast (nerd to Karate master to...whatever he was at the end)
At no point did I like the Samantha LaRusso character, she had absolutely no likeable qualities, which means she takes after her father I guess. Daniel's stereotypical fat video game nerd son could have been cut from the show entirely and it wouldn't have made a difference. Ralph Maccio is still a pretty terrible actor and the scenes that he is supposed to carry are sort of painful to watch.  His round house kick the coffee cup was laughable at best.  The story was telegraphed worse than a crane kick , and the conflict at the end felt rushed and forced.

There was no explanation of why the 50th tournament was suddenly popular, I doubt the return of Cobra Kai somehow sparked popularity. I don't think it was the blue mats either.

The hand plant mule kick was probably the dumbest ---smurfing--- thing I've ever seen. But the nostalgia feels were strong and it was worth watching. Yes, I was annoyed that they changed Mr.Miyagi's first name from Keisuke to Nariyoshi.

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Re: Cobra Kai
« Reply #13 on: June 20, 2018, 05:03:20 pm »
I binge watched it Sunday.  I thought it was great, but it's a shame they rushed the timeline in the last few episodes to squeeze everything into one season.
The Robbie character didn't develop much.  Miguel's change was too fast and maybe should have been more ambiguous.

If Youtube had given them a 2 season guarantee like Netflix does with its shows, then the timeline could have been stretched.
I think the announcement of the tournament would have made a good season 1 cliffhanger and midpoint for the storyline that was squeezed into a single season.

I think towards the end there was a month or so of time passing between some episodes but it wasn't really clear.
I just assumed because of the progress the students were making between episodes.

  
 

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