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Cobra Kai is a pretty great show, now Can’t wait for season 4!

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!

Kev

Cobra Kai: How is that Ralph Macchio Never Ages???

I’ve finally started getting around to watching “Cobra Kai”, now that it’s on Netflix. I’ve watched Seasons 1 & 2…. gonna catch up with Season 3 later this week.

I must say it’s a very good show. I’m very surprised with it. Really good writing, acting and directing too. Not bad for a show that’s only a half hour long for each episodes which is only 10 episodes for each season. This show is extremely popular and it’s creating a buzz for sure. Ya know, I’ve been wanting to watch it though since it was announced but I wasn’t gonna subscribe to Youtube Red just to watch it… now it’s on Netflix, I thought I would finally start.

One thing I’ve noticed though is that while this is a continuation of the Karate Kid trilogy, I’m blown away about how all the characters are being played by the same people… but most of the cast has aged pretty badly. They all look way different now. Well, William Zabka who plays Johnny kind of looks the same a little bit but he looks way older now. The rest of the cast looks way different except for Ralph Macchio.

Ralph still looks like he’s 20 years old and his speaking voice is still the same too. Some may say plastic surgery, hair dye and bad genes but I don’t think so. Ralph just aged really well… he just knew how to take care of himself over the years. If you take care of yourself, you’ll look great when you get older. Ralph is 59 but he doesn’t look it at all. He still looks and sounds young which is great.

Ralph Macchio is still a great actor, though. He can still play Daniel Laruso really well even after all these years.

Some of you may ask where has Ralph been? Well, he quit acting in major leading roles and just been doing small cameos in films and doing other projects. He stopped doing leading roles in films to start a family and things like that. Now he’s out of acting retirement. I remember he had other great roles than “The Karate Kid”… he was great in “The Outsiders” and “My Cousin Vinny”. Also the movie “Crossroads” in which guitarist Steve Vai had a role in. You didn’t hear much from Ralph after those films.

Well in this new “Cobra Kai” series this is Ralph telling you all that he hasn’t really gone away.

I’m hoping that when this show is all done that Ralph will go back to leading roles in movies again. Maybe he will never say never.

“Cobra Kai” is an amazing show, though and it’s definitely the best show on television right now. The show is addicting and entertaining as hell. Makes me want re-watch the Karate Kid trilogy again.

Kev