Duration: 3 Seasons, 30 Episodes
Genre: Martial Arts Comedy Drama
Cobra Kai is set 34 years after the original Karate Kid film from the point of view of Johnny Lawrence and his decision to reopen the Cobra Kai karate dojo.
Johnny Lawrence is now in his 50s and working as a handyman, a far cry from what should have been a wealthy lifestyle. It was following his defeat in the 1984 All-Valley karate tournament.
Lawrence has a son who he abandoned as his mother died on the same day as the birth. After losing his job Lawrence helps a neighbour, Miguel, out by using his karate skills and Miguel then asks Lawrence to teach him karate.
After much convincing Lawrence decides to re-open his Cobra Kai karate dojo but this means he must face a past rival Daniel LaRusso who is now an owner of a successful car dealership.
The re-opening of the karate dojo gains the attraction of a lot of out of cast kids who are bullied in school and he builds a relationship with Miguel a lot like that of Mr.Miyagi and Danny.
Stuck in the past the seasons move forward with the tension that is still vivid and clear as it was 34 years ago between Danny and Johnny, that neither of them are able to get over or move on.
Season 1 and 2 were already streaming on Netflix and after the popularity the new season 3 was introduced in Jan 2021. If you haven’t seen the first 2 seasons, then now is the time to binge watch them and catch up so you can enjoy Season 3.