Seriously? OMG! WTF?Cobra Kai season 2 kicks the first season's a$$! - Seriously? OMG! WTF?
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[ # ] Cobra Kai season 2 kicks the first season’s a$$!
April 24th, 2019 under Billy Zabka, Ralph Macchio, YouTube


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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