This review contains some mild-spoilers.
Cobra Kai is an interesting show, no other film with multiple sequels has ever gone on to do a tv show with pretty much all of the original cast and so long after the film series ended, it’s in a unique position of being able to continue on with the story while expanding the characters and bringing new elements to it along the way.
In theory it shouldn’t work, but not only does it work but its actually fantastic! The whole idea of seeing it from Johnny’s point of view is such a great concept and adding Daniel and then the kids makes it a fuller and more enjoyable story and most definitely binge worthy tv!
This bring us to season 3, with the cliff-hanger of the last season of Miguel being kicked off the balcony and essentially breaking in half has made this season must watch tv. Now I don’t plan on spoiling this show too much because I think people need to watch it for themselves so I’m going to do my best to run through things without ruining it (hopefully!)
What this season does is expand even more the relationship between Johnny and Miguel and their bond that has existed since the beginning and it’s done so well, these two need each other, they bring out the best in each other but this doesn’t bode well for Johnny’s relationship with his son and also how Kreese has essentially taken control of Cobra Kai.
A lot of the characters have some soul searching moments this season, Daniel goes back to Okinawa and sees a few familiar faces, Johnny realises that he’s not the person he used to be in Cobra Kai, Sam has to break through some fear based anxiety, Hawk has a lot of issues he’s working through and we even get a full back story for John Kreese that makes you see how he becomes the man he is today.
This season is very much the enemy of my enemy is my friend and its done brilliantly, characters have changes of heart some make good decisions, others not so much but its all so well rounded that you just want more, I even googled about season 4 as soon as I’d finished watched this lol.
All in all I really enjoyed this season, it manages to be funny, serious, heartfelt and badass all at the same time, we get a lot of new (but old) characters from the films and it looks like they’re going to continue that into the next season which I’m already excited for #BringBackMikeBarnes. So if you haven’t watched this already, what are you doing? grab some snacks and settle in cos once you’ve started you wont want to stop!
Cobra Kai Season 3 is available to watch now on Netflix UK.