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YouTube waxes off Cobra Kai, Netflix waxes on Cobra Kai
June 22nd, 2020 under Billy Zabka, Netflix, Ralph Macchio. [ Comments: none ]


A few weeks ago, it was revealed that YouTube was not going to air the third season of Cobra Kai even though it was already shot. Then Sony announced that they were shopping the series around. Today, we found out that Netflix decided to save the amazing show.

Later on this year, Netflix will begin streaming the first two seasons, and then they will debut the third one sometime after that. I hope they don’t wait too long because fans like me are waiting to find out what happens next in Daniel (Ralph Macchio) and Johnny’s (Billy Zabka) saga that has lasted over 35 years, two movies and two streaming services. Very impressive!

Executive Producers Josh Heald, and Jon Hurwitz say that their new home allows them to “explore opportunities to further expand The Karate Kid universe.” I wonder if that means Martin Kove will get his own spinoff? Is it wrong that I would like to see his character exit the Cobra Kai series? It should be easy to do because they set that up in the season two finale. I won’t tell you how because I don’t want to spoil the show for you if you have not seen it yet.

If you have not seen it, then I highly suggest that you stream it as soon as it is on Netflix. It is one of the best shows on television these days. Don’t get me started on the fight scenes. That is normally not my thing, but man, they make this chick go gaga over them.

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Cobra Kai season 3 spoiler
June 22nd, 2019 under Billy Zabka, Ralph Macchio, YouTube. [ Comments: none ]


We are still several months away from the premiere for Cobra Kai’s third season, and today the show’s creator gave us a little spoiler.

When season 2 ended, Miquel and Robbie were involved in an epic Karate fight that involved most of their high school. The fight finally came to an end when Robbie kicked Miquel over the railing, leaving the latter in a coma fighting or his life.

Will Xolo Mariduena be back for the third season? The show’s EP Jon Hurwitz said on social media today, “I can tell you that @Xolo_Mariduena will return to play Miguel in Season 3. But I can’t tell you whether or not the character is a ghost. #CobraKai” I think he will live, but he will be left paralyzed. Maybe Johnny Lawrence’s son will go to jail for what he did to his father’s prodigy.

Sound confusing? Then that means you have not watched the greatest show of the last two years. Check Cobra Kai out on YouTube, I promise you will love it as much me and millions of other people.

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BTWF: Ralph Macchio on Eight Is Enough
May 2nd, 2019 under Before They Were Famous, Ralph Macchio. [ Comments: none ]


Before Ralph Macchio got the girl in The Karate Kid, he was trying to get Kari Michaelsen on Eight Is Enough. How cute is the 19-year-old singing in that 1981 episode?

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Are Billy Zabka and Ralph Macchio friends in real life?
April 25th, 2019 under Billy Zabka, Ralph Macchio. [ Comments: none ]


For over 35 years, Billy Zabka and Ralph Macchio have played arch nemesis in the Karate Kid movies and the followup series Cobra Kai, but how do they feel about each other in real life?

Jenny McCarthy asked Zabka if they are friends in real life on her radio show? He told her, “We are good friends in real life.” He says that they are “different but the same”. In fact, they ride together to the set and jam to music as they get lost. A lot like a scene in season one of Cobra Kai.

Talking about their series, does Johnny Lawrence do his own fighting on it? Believe it or not, he does. He is 53 (can you believe it?) and still doing his own stunts! That is why they say Cobra Kais never die.

I hope the show never does either. Watch all of season two streaming on YouTube Premium now. Can I tell you it is even better than the fantastic first season?

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Cobra Kai season 2 kicks the first season’s a$$!
April 24th, 2019 under Billy Zabka, Ralph Macchio, YouTube. [ Comments: none ]


Many critics including me said that Cobra Kai was the best new show of last year. The second season is finally here on YouTube Premium and it is actually even better. How that is possible, I don’t know. But they found a way to do it.

The season starts off exactly where it left off with John Kreese (Marty Kove) coming to visit Johnny Lawrence (Billy Zabka) at the Dojo. It is not happy a reunion, and the two men finally have that fight that has been decades in the making. Who wins? Not the studio because the two of them destroyed it. There is even a fire that began in a really smoking way!

After that fight, it is time for Cobra Kai to begin training. Lawrence is not happy how Miquel (Xolo Maridueña) and Hawk (Jacob Bertrand) won their meets and tells his students that no mercy does not mean winning at any cost. You need to win fairly or not at all. Mercy (Kove) is not going to like that.

Meanwhile, Danny LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) is getting back into the Karate business by teaching Lawrence’s son Robby (Tanner Buchanan). He will teach him, like how Mr. Miyagi taught him. Lots of waxing cars and painting fences. Since you cannot just have one student LaRusso’s daughter Sam (Mary Mouser) asks to be trained too.

While LaRusso has two students, Lawrence has a lot more. LaRusso wants to get more students, so he does a showcase at a local event. Cobra Kai crashes it and gets even more students. Somehow, the rivalry between the two Dojos heats up and there will be many points of not returns.

At one point Miyagi-Do gets destroyed and LaRusso thinks Lawrence did it. He confronts him at Cobra Kai and that actually helps him steal some students. This won’t end well, especially when a former Cobra Kai writes a bad Yelp review about the Dojo. That review will lead to an epic fight at a mall in the fifth episode. One that is so good, you will need a break to get your heart rate down.

Which is good because that is what the sixth episode is about. There is a Cobra Kai reunion because of one them is dying. Lawrence and his friends will make his final days special. That friends words will convince Lawrence to go on a date with someone. On that date, who will walk in but LaRusso and his wife. The two women convince the men to join their tables and the four of them break bread. It looks like these two will finally get along, but you know that will not last. Something will come between them and they have a fight that is 30 years in the making.

That fight is pretty awesome, but the best one is yet to come. Miguel’s love triangle comes to head when the two ladies decide to fight over him at school on the first day. This is the start of a ten-minute fight, throughout the halls of the high school, that will leave multiple people hospitalized. It is the most epic fight in cinematic history. If I still smoked, I would need a cigarette. Hands down to everyone who made it look so cool.

That fight is not the end of the season, but the last few minutes shape things up for the third season. Which we had better not have to wait a year for because we cannot wait that long to find out what happens next.

When I was a kid, I loved the Karate Kids movies. However, as I got old Dick Flicks were no longer my thing. Cobra Kai makes me feel like a kid again but as an adult. The continuation is so brilliantly done; you cannot help but to love this show. I mean the concept of making the bully the underdog and the underdog the bully in the sequel was genius. Whoever thought we would root for Johnny Lawrence, but we are. That alone is a reason to tune in, but that it is just a tiny one. Cobra Kai is perfection. It is the type of series that everyone can enjoy. It is testosterone and heart, a mix you so rarely find. Yet everyone involved with Cobra Kai executes flawlessly,

Now, go to YouTube Premium and watch Cobra Kai. I have been telling one and all to watch this show ever since I saw pilot. That is how amazing it is.

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