So I got around to finishing “Cobra Kai – Season 3” this week. It’s a pretty great show surprisingly. I’m loving all of it so far. While this is a sequel to the Karate Kid series, it’s also a prequel at the same time. I know it’s weird but in a lot of that show it shows how some characters were in the past. I loved how it shows more about Johnny Lawrence’s childhood and teenage years.
While it’s an awesome show, “Season 3” was the best season. I was impressed that Daniel Laruso went back to Okinawa in that season to reminisce the past and revisit the good old days. I just loved how Daniel reunites with Kumiko and the villain Chozen from Karate II, that was awesome and I was also more interested in how the season showed more of John Kreese’s past. It was interesting that they showed us what Kreese’s U.S. Army days were like.
While this show is a reunion of some sorts, all the characters coming back from the original films played by the same actors, will the cast from Karate Kid III and “The Next Karate Kid” return?
There’s a huge debate online on whether or not Thomas Ian Griffith will return as Terry Silver and Sean Kanan will return as Mike Barnes, the villains from “Karate Kid III”. Also Robyn Lively who played Daniel’s love interest, Jessica should return in the future too. Also will Hillary Swank who played the girl in “The Next Karate Kid” make an appearance in “Cobra Kai”??? We’ll have to wait I guess.
While most of the original Cobra Kai reunited, there’s one guy who didn’t appear yet… Chad McQueen who played Dutch in the first “Karate Kid” film. Ya know that one Cobra Kai guy with the white curly hair, yeah, that guy. Instead, they put Dutch in prison for the show. I read somewhere that they tried to ask Chad McQueen to reprise his role as Dutch but he turned it down ’cause he hasn’t been acting for over 30 years? Who knows, maybe they’ll still put him on one day. We’ll have to see but it would be cool. I’m glad Rob Garrison made appearance on the show before he passed, that was awesome.
The show is getting real good and I think Ralph Macchio has gotten way better with his acting too. William Zabka is great too, though… they’re all great but I wanna say something about Martin Kove, though, he’s still killing it as John Kreese after all these years. Kreese has always been my favorite character.
Great show so far and looking forward to more in Season 4!