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Cobra Kai’s third season is its best one yet
December 31st, 2020 under Billy Zabka, Ralph Macchio. [ Comments: none ]

I have been a huge fan of Cobra Kai since the very first episode. It is the most ingenious sequel that anyone has attempted to do. Just when you think they can’t top themselves, they do.

Netflix knows we need to start 2021 off with a crane kick, so they are giving the third season on New Year’s Day. They say the third one is the charm, and this one is. It is better than the first two seasons combined, and I was blown away by the past seasons.

When we last left on YouTube, the students of Cobra Kai and Myagi-Do got into a huge fight in their high school that left Miguel (Xolo Maridueña) in a coma. While Robby (Tanner Buchanan) is on the run because he pushed Miguel off the staircase, which caused him to hurt his back and slip into a coma.

Season three picks two weeks later, and everyone and everything is in shambles. The Valley is in shock by the vicious fight. Miguel is still in a coma. Robby is nowhere to be found. Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka) has returned to his old bad boy ways, which means he is drinking and getting into fights. Daniel LaRusso’s (Ralph Macchio) business is falling apart because of what happened at the school. Kreese (Martin Kove) is still a dick running Cobra Kai like one.

Daniel and Johnny have teamed up together to find Robby before the cops do. How long will the on-again, off-again enemies remain friendly with one another? What happens when they finally find Robby.

Not only does Johnny have to worry about his real son, Robby, but he is also worried about Miguel, who is like a son to him. Johnny has not been able to visit Miguel in the hospital, and he will come up with a creative way to see him. Is Johnny what Miguel needs to wake up? Then when Miguel wakes up, Johnny is going to do whatever it takes to help him walk again. Since it is Johnny, there will be a lot of painful mistakes for Miguel. Don’t worry, Miguel will get his revenge on Johnny, and it will leave you laughing.

Meanwhile, the Dojos are getting back to practicing for All Valley. There are three of them, and all of the students hate the ones in the other Dojos. They will get into several fights off-campus. That is because if they fight on campus, they will be expelled like Tory (Peyton List). And yes, there will be an epic fight in the season finale because that is how Cobra Kai rolls.

But before we get there, we are going to learn a lot more about Kreese’s past. We will find out what made him the a$$hole that he is today. LaRusso will confront his past in Okinawa. That is where he will meet his ex-girlfriend (Tamlyn Tomita) and his Japanese Johnny Lawrence, Chozen (Yuji Okumoto). What happens when he sees them again? Johnny, well, he is trapped in his past and can’t seem to break it.

All of this gives you a season that you will be able to binge in one seating. It will also make you want to know what happens next. Thankfully, we know that there will be a fourth season. Hopefully, the wait won’t be as long as this one. A year and a half is way too long to find out what happened next. However, good things come to those who wait.

Talking about good things, Zabka is at his best this season. I never thought I could love the ’80s bad boy even more, but he just so lovable in this role. You want to hate him, but you can’t. Then there is Macchio, who has always been the good boy and always will be. That is why we love this pairing so much, even after 35 years. We all will feel old about that fact. Thankfully, neither actor looks it.

Finally, thank you to the creators, Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz, and Hayden Schlossberg, for rebreathing life into the Karate Kid franchise and creating something that is so much better than the original that was very legendary. That is why we are still talking about it after all of this and wanting more. Thankfully, they gave us more.


Spend New Year’s Day with Cobra Kai III
December 24th, 2020 under Billy Zabka, Netflix, Ralph Macchio. [ Comments: none ]

Those of us who watched Cobra Kai on YouTube have been waiting for over a year and a half to watch the third season of the Karate Kid sequel. Well, Netflix is giving a little Christmas present.

Instead of the new season being released on January 8th, it will be coming out a week earlier. Since we won’t be hungover on New Year’s Day (because New Year’s Eve was canceled), we can spend the day with frenemies Daniel LaRusso and Johnny Lawrence.

Personally, I am OK with that. I prefer William Zabka and Ralph Macchio over Jack Daniels any day of the year. Have you seen how well they aged? They are like whiskey, and they get better with age! Just like Cobra Kai gets better with each episode.


We are getting another kick a$$ season of Cobra Kai
December 9th, 2020 under Billy Zabka, Netflix, Ralph Macchio. [ Comments: none ]

Cobra Kai had two amazing seasons on YouTube. However, for season three, it is moving over to Netflix.

Next month, we finally found out if Miguel (Xolo Maridueña) will wake up from his coma. Well, we don’t have to wait because Netflix finally released the trailer for the upcoming season. He is awake, but he is going to need a lot of rehab if he ever wants to walk again. Thankfully, Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka) will be his side. That is when the sensei is not hanging out with his new best friend and former arch-nemesis, Daniel LaRusso. The two of them are teaming up to take the real villain of this story, Kreese (Martin Kove).

All of this will lead to an epic battle that will leave us on the edge of our seats until season four.

If you have never seen Cobra Kai, then you are missing out on one of the greatest shows of this century. Therefore, you need to catch up on the first two seasons of the Karate Kid reboot on Netflix today so that you will be ready for the new episodes next month. I promise you are going to love it as much as me, and I hate Dick Flicks. You need to find out why everyone who watches this show loves it.


BTWF: Billy Zabka on Gimme Me a Break
October 28th, 2020 under Before They Were Famous, Billy Zabka. [ Comments: none ]

Around the same time that Billy Zabka thought his toughest opponent was Danielson in The Karate Kid, he dealt with a much tougher one on Gimme a Break. He looks the same now as he did when he was 18 in that 1984 episode.


Cobra Kai season 3 will kick off the new year on January 8th
October 2nd, 2020 under Billy Zabka, Netflix, Ralph Macchio. [ Comments: none ]

For the last two years, fans, like me, have been telling you how freaking amazing Cobra Kai is. Yet, you didn’t listen to us until the first two seasons started to stream on Netflix. Now, you are in the same boat as us, and you cannot wait to see what happens next.

Today, Netflix gave us so many answers. The third season will begin streaming on January 8th. Miguel (Xolo Maridueña) is alive because Cobra Kai never dies. Robbie (Tanner Buchanan) has been arrested, presumably because of what he did to Miguel. The best part to come out of this teaser is that we are getting a season four.

It is going to be a long three months and six days after watching that promo. We got some important questions answered, but I have a feeling that is just the tip (as in the first few minutes) of the season. We should expect so much more.

I actually feel bad for the series’ creators, Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg, and Josh Heald. Why? Because they have to find a way to top the epic, school clearing fight scene at the end of season two. I am a chick who hates dick flick things like that, but man, I don’t even think I blinked from the first punch until the last one.

If you have not seen Cobra Kai, what are you waiting for? How many more people have to tell you to watch it? It is available on Netflix, and there is nothing else we can do thanks to the coronavirus pandemic.


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