Cobra Kai Season 2 has finally been released on YouTube premium and I have your series review with spoilers included!
The long awaited new season of Cobra Kai season 2, has been released on YouTube and I have the good, the bad and the ugly to share with you in this series review. The biggest question I had heading into Cobra Kai season 2 is can it live up to the magic that was season 1? Looking back at the Karate Kid movies, as many times as they tried the sequels could not match up to the original and I feel this seems to be History repeating itself in Cobra Kai. While I did have some problems with season 2 of Cobra Kai, I did have some moments I LOVED. First check out my video review of Cobra Kai season 2 on YouTube, warning we do have spoilers!
Haven’t You Learned Johnny?
Season 1 of Cobra Kai brought us on a journey of seeing Karate Kid villain Johnny Lawrence in a whole new light. Not only did we see Johnny’s side of the story in season 1 but we begin to root for him over Danielson and root for Cobra Kai with its misfit of “nerds.” At the end of season 1, we see the whole no mercy aspect of Cobra Kai playing into some of its members but we never lost hope in Johnny. Especially when season 2 began and Johnny cracks down hard on his students for attacking wounded fighters. “Cobra Kai is about being badass. And the baddest badass is the one that beats his opponent when he’s at his strongest.” Johnny exclaims and we continue to root for him.
In walks Cobra Kai’s ex-Sensei John Kreese in an epic fight between Johnny and Kreese and we continue to have faith and love Cobra Kai. But then we start to lose hope as Johnny falls for Kreese’s ploy to win his way back into Johnny’s good graces and ultimately the Cobra Kai dojo. WHAT ARE YOU THINKING JOHNNY?! As a results, Kreese begins to get into the Cobra Kai kids heads with his “No Mercy, Strike First” bull and when Johnny leaves the dojo in Kreese’s control when a friend dies of Cancer, Kreese STRIKES.
What About Danielson’s Dojo?
While all this is going down over at Cobra Kai, Daniel LaRusso is set to build up his own Miyagi-Do Karate, continuing to train Johnny’s son Robbie, his own daughter Sam and more ex-Cobra Kai members which fled the latter dojo. LaRusso is set to pass on his teachings from Mr. Miyagi but in the process his alienates his own successful car business dealership leaving his wife to pick up his responsibilities in the process and causing a bit of a rift between the two. LaRusso also takes in Johnny’s son Robbie after it is made aware Robbies mom is absent in his life and Kreese is back in the picture at Cobra Kai. One thing is constant, the Miyagi-Do Karate and Cobra Kai dojo are enemies and these tensions spill over into the kids that train at each.
Love Triangles Or Rectangles
Miguel, Sam, Robbie and a new female member of Cobra Kai named Tory is in a bit of a love triangle; or should we say rectangle? Season 1 Miguel and Sam were dating but most of season 2 had the two separated with Miguel still pining for Sm and Sam growing closer to Robbie. Cobra Kai’s newest and baddest female sets her sights on Miguel and the two begin dating, as Robbie and Sam become more open with their relationship. After a “kiss” between Miguel and Sam at a party in which both dojo’s attended, things explode in episode 10, when schools back in sessions and tensions are higher then ever.
Episode 10 and Overall Thoughts & Rating
All episodes up until episode 10, were just OK in my opinion, they were basically all leading up to the HUGE school fight between Miyagi-Do Karate and Cobra Kai which leaves Miguel in the hospital after showing mercy during a fight with Robbie. Things are up in the air on Miguels condition, Johnny begins to lose it emotionally and DOES lose Cobra Kai to Kreese because of his bad business skills and trust in the former Sensei. The end of season 2 leaves us with all hope lost.
Rating: 3.5 out of 5.
While I gave season 1 of Cobra Kai a 4.5 out of 5, season 2 left me less impressed. I wanted to see more comedy, like the whole episode where Johnny buys a computer had me cracking up; we needed to see more of this! Although episode 10 had us all WOWed and in disbelief, the rest of the season was just lackluster. The character progression was awful and left me less excited for season 3. My hope this season is one of those transition seasons which really build us up for an epic season 3. One can only hope.