Still, to battle the bad guys in “Karate Kid III”, Daniel (Ralph Macchio) enlisted “II” heavy Chosen (Yuji Okumoto) into an unlikely but totally hysterical alliance. (His English is a bit vague when Daniel suggests that the snake’s head should be cut off. A literal chozen is ready with the knife pulled out.)
Of course, that’s not all. The frequently unlucky Johnny (William Zabka) tries to survive a romance with her Carmen (Vanessa Rubio), her son (Tanner her Buchanan) and her (Xolo Maridueña).
In fact, children have just as many shifting loyalties as the older generation, who continue to prove that AARP-qualified karate masters are very energetic. Not only was he very resourceful in weaving old clips into the show, but he was also very resourceful in sprinkling familiar faces in. A franchise, an earthbound cross between “Star Wars” and “Star Trek.”
Like any other show with such a mix of high school characters, “Cobra Kai” is short on real estate, at least in terms of how much plausible mileage it can squeeze out of a younger audience. The seasons are also beginning to show a familiar pattern, beginning and ending strong with a bit of a drag along the way.
On top of that, ‘Cobra Kai’ once again proved that all you really need is good legs to keep fighting. is building a life of its own that proves he’s not just a ‘karate kid’.
‘Cobra Kai’ will begin its fifth season on Netflix on September 9th.