So! It’s the 21st century, the first two decades of which have paved way towards digitalization. People are interacting with devices for entertainment. And it is really amazing how Netflix, a brand name from 1997 is resonating with today’s entertainment arena streamed via internet. Following which, we now have a number of other OTT players like Amazon Prime, YouTube Originals and not to forget India’s including Hotstar and Middle East’s Starz Play.
Well, we all have access to the material that is not suited for TV viewing such as Sacred Games, Lust Stories, etc. But that’s not what makes OTT great, but the diversity of it. Though I’m not a fan of bold shows emphasizing over the desires of people, it is good for people who want it. I actually crave for the shows with which I can connect with. An example of which is the Cobra Kai series by YouTube Originals. It brings a big chunk of memories from my childhood. When I first saw the trailer of Cobra Kai Season-1 in 2018, it took me back to the time I watched The Karate Kid Part-1.
Cobra Kai Cast and info
William Zabka: MaJohnny Lawrence
Ralph Macchio: Daniel LaRusso
Xolo Maridueña: Miguel Diaz
Mary Mouser: Samantha LaRusso
Courtney Henggeler: Mrs. LaRusso
Tanner Buchanan: Robby
Martin Kove: John Kreese
Release date: 2 May 2018
Executive Producers: Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg, Josh Heald, James Lassiter, Caleeb Pinkett
IMDB rating: 8.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 95%
Finally, here’s my review of Cobra Kai…
When I watched Cobra Kai
So after the big hype about YouTube Originals and the Cobra Kai series, I craved every day for it to release. And the day finally came and I started watching each episode with the greatest zeal ever. It manifests every single thing that almost everybody faces as a school going kid, a teenager having lots and lost of rivals and competitors, the hatred, the fear of getting insulted, the agony and everything that you can think of.
The best thing about Cobra Kai
Cobra Kai incorporates the original characters from the first movie Karate Kid movie of 1984. Well, we don’t have Mr. Miyagi now but we do have the original Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) and Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka). When I saw the trailer, my eyes popped out. I could never expect a continuing storyline to an age-old story; and that too with the same characters. Jeez… it has been literally 34 years, even more than that