The Cobra Kai series is a follow-up spin-off series of popular family films in the 1980s. Namely, The Karate Kid (1984) played by Ralph Macchio and William Zabka. The series began airing by Youtube Red on May 1, 2018.
Synopsis Cobra Kai
The story continues from before Daniel La Russo (Ralph Macchio) who won the karate match against Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka). The story continues into the present where Daniel La Russo who has successfully opened a car showroom. While Johnny Lawrence wants to reopen his first karate club called Cobra Kai.
After being defeated by Daniel La Russo 34 years ago will there be competition again between the two?
Cobra Kai tells a light story with comedic and karate stories from actors, which can entertain you at your leisure or weekends. Besides this series with ten episodes suitable to be seen by all ages, with a duration that is not too long. Only 30 minutes at each episode will certainly not be bored when seeing this series.
This series tells the story of the present and occasionally remembers the past of Daniel La Russo and Johny Lawrence related to one another. But the story in this series is more about the background of both, and the causes of current events that result from their actions in the past.
Besides that, it will certainly give memories and nostalgia of the 80s with footage from the movie The Karate Kid, along with rock songs that are typical of the 80s.
The Cobra Kai series is slightly different from the story of its predecessor The Karate Kid, which tells the story of Daniel La Russo who recently moved to California from New Jersey. But the story of Cobra Kai currently presents the story of each character, from Daniel La Russo, Johnny Lawrence, along with Miguel Diaz and Samantha La Russo.
The teenage story of the son of an immigrant from Ecuador, Miguel Diaz and Daniel La Russo’s son, Samantha and Robby Kenne who are the children of Johnny Lawrence.
The series also presents a teenage love story between Miguel Diaz (Xolo Mariduena), Samantha La Russo (Mary Mouser) and Robby Keene (Tanner Buchannan). But Miguel has always been a victim of bullying by Kyler.
Until in the end, he was able to prove the karate skills he got from Cobra Kai and made all the bullied victims participate in the karate college. Similarly, Robby Keene who is the son of Johnny who actually studied with Daniel.
The Cobra Kai series gave some positive messages. Such as anti-bullying which is often found in schools and is a widespread issue lately. Because it is closely related to the mental health of the perpetrators and victims.
In addition, this series gives the message, that war will not solve problems will only add to the problem. In addition, many other messages are implied in this series.