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Cobra Kai Season 3 Review: Cobra Kai Delivers Another Eventful Season

Ryan Beltran

Posted on January 8, 2021 01:58

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Opening up 2021, Cobra Kai released its anticipated season three and the results have come in favorably for The Karate Kid spin-off television series which centers around the original Karate Kid bully Johnny Lawrence.

 

   Cobra Kai  Season 3 finally released on Netflix on New Year's Day after almost two years since the release of season 2 back in the spring of 2019. The show increased in popularity after  debuting on Netflix in August 2020 and the past couple of days the series has once again become the No.1 most viewed show on the streaming service.

    After a long anticipated return from fans and curious viewers, season 3 passes the satisfactory test with another well-executed season and continues to add to  the overall central story of the original Karate Kid bully Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka) through the positives and turbulences  constantly occurring in his life. 

  In general, the season does its job filling the story with a good mix of comedy and drama that made season one successful back in 2018. The influence of these elements shape the main characters from Johnny, former All- Valley champ Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio), John Kreese (Martin Kove), Lawrence’s top student Miguel Diaz (Xolo Maridueña), etc.

    The character developments and focus on  building  each character as concrete as possible, looks to be one the key strong points of the new season, which help the audience staying invested not just to the main storyline, but to the characters contributions to the show.

  In addition, the season just gives the great abundance of entertainment that will spark various sorts of emotions, either good or bad, and viewers will appreciate the tireless effort to bring an event-filled story  from the creators. 

  Still, while Season 3 mostly did everything right in terms of its production, it has its flaws that limited what could’ve made an already good season even better. One of the noticeable complaints is that some of the scenes this season were  a bit over the top and unrealistic, especially some of the fight sequences that went extreme to the point that some of the young characters went above the law to unleash their emotions.

   To be honest ever since Season 2, many of the fight scenes have been this way compared to Season One. While they were a bit erratic as well, it wasn't out of touch with reality at times like the action during the two most recent seasons.

  Even if the show isn’t supposed to be taken that seriously and tries to poke fun at its silliness, the show is at its best when it focuses on simply advancing the main story and the characters through its clever comedy and drama. Either way, the new season of Cobra Kai is still fun enough where you can brush off some of the goofiness because the writers do their best to balance the serious deep moments with cheesiness.

   All in all, even with it’s little mishaps, Cobra Kai Season 3 stays true to its core strength and delivers the audience great characters to love or hate, while also showcasing an intriguing calculated story that audiences will  interestingly follow throughout Season 3 and beyond.

Ryan Beltran

Posted on January 8, 2021 01:58

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COBRA KAI (L to R) RALPH MACCHIO as DANIEL LARUSSO and WILLIAM ZABKA as JOHNNY LAWRENCE of COBRA KAI Cr. CURTIS BONDS BAKER/NETFLIX...

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