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8 hours ago, Red Five said:

Daniel sucks too. Never thought I’d see Zabka almost single handily carry a series but here we are.

I looked up his acting career and it’s bad, but he’s actually half way decent in this, good enough to make you tolerate Ralphie.

S2 is really not good, loses it’s intentional B rated style for an attempt to be something only to fail hard core. Nostalgia like someone said above is what keeps it going.

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Glad I watched the whole thing, first season definitely superior.

Can barely tolerate anyone in the LaRusso household. Smarmy dad, glaring high-strung mom, fat slow daughter, and why the hell hasn't the son been tossed into a pool with all his devices, THAT's the dude who needs some bullying in this bully genre.

Not particularly interested in seeing Ali come back, she'd be more of the LaRusso-style blah. If Johnnie can't get it going with Carmen, I wish he'd go for slump-buster action with pot-smoking pregnancy-joke-making understanding-the-violence-of-men Yaya. Then there could be a scene where she cuts a new girlfriend and torches his car herself.

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On 9/6/2020 at 3:31 PM, Red Five said:

Daniel sucks too. Never thought I’d see Zabka almost single handily carry a series but here we are.

The series went from having Daniel as a douchebag in season 1 to trying to get viewers to like him in season 2. Makes no sense 

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On 9/1/2020 at 10:21 PM, Helobious said:

The main point of the Mohawk kid storyline was how self-confidence can change the way you view yourself and how others view you. Pretty damn good message that’s missing from a lot of media today imo.

not into season 2 yet, are you?

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1 hour ago, elfenix said:

not into season 2 yet, are you?

Finished both seasons, I was talking about Hawk’s original transformation. His greater character arc serves as an example of someone who was unable to strike a balance with his new self. 

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11 hours ago, RDCanecutter said:

and why the hell hasn't the son been tossed into a pool with all his devices, THAT's the dude who needs some bullying in this bully genre.

Was he in one single second of Season 2? Dude got the same treatment as the son in The Americans.

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10 hours ago, aggie08 said:

Was he in one single second of Season 2? Dude got the same treatment as the son in The Americans.

Dunno. I guess I'll look it up on IMDB later.

 

OK, it says he made it to 3 of the season 2 episodes.. I was kinda numb to his presence by then.

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went and got my learn on.

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1 hour ago, RDCanecutter said:

Dunno. I guess I'll look it up on IMDB later.

 

OK, it says he made it to 3 of the season 2 episodes.. I was kinda numb to his presence by then.

Daniel asked him to join his dojo and he was like naw I'm good.  Then I'm pretty sure I saw him eating breakfast or food at some point. 

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On 9/7/2020 at 11:24 AM, RDCanecutter said:

Glad I watched the whole thing, first season definitely superior.

Can barely tolerate anyone in the LaRusso household. Smarmy dad, glaring high-strung mom, fat slow daughter, and why the hell hasn't the son been tossed into a pool with all his devices, THAT's the dude who needs some bullying in this bully genre.

Not particularly interested in seeing Ali come back, she'd be more of the LaRusso-style blah. If Johnnie can't get it going with Carmen, I wish he'd go for slump-buster action with pot-smoking pregnancy-joke-making understanding-the-violence-of-men Yaya. Then there could be a scene where she cuts a new girlfriend and torches his car herself.

The mom is pretty hot though.  I agree that it's hard to suspend belief with respect to the chubby daughter being able to do anything athletically.  

Overall, this show is some good, dumb fun.  Looking forward to season three.

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On 9/7/2020 at 11:24 AM, RDCanecutter said:

Glad I watched the whole thing, first season definitely superior.

Can barely tolerate anyone in the LaRusso household. Smarmy dad, glaring high-strung mom, fat slow daughter, and why the hell hasn't the son been tossed into a pool with all his devices, THAT's the dude who needs some bullying in this bully genre.

Not particularly interested in seeing Ali come back, she'd be more of the LaRusso-style blah. If Johnnie can't get it going with Carmen, I wish he'd go for slump-buster action with pot-smoking pregnancy-joke-making understanding-the-violence-of-men Yaya. Then there could be a scene where she cuts a new girlfriend and torches his car herself.

You think the daughter is FAT?

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2 hours ago, Pam Cummings said:

I like this show, but is Robby capable of making any facial expressions other than the one you make after you find out your dog got ran over?

That’s called a resting puss face. 

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3 hours ago, Pam Cummings said:

I like this show, but is Robby capable of making any facial expressions other than the one you make after you find out your dog got ran over?

You can't tell me he doesn't look exactly like Shawn Hunter from Boy Meets World. 

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"And change that ring tone. Get some Guns N' Roses or something."
"[What's Guns N' Roses?"
"I'm going to pretend you didn't say that."

“I like muscle cars, martial arts, and Iron Eagle ... and Iron Eagle II.”

The whole family loved the series. Just the right amount of nostalgia and cheese. Yeah the karate stuff is super dorky, but I'm just glad we can watch without a character going on a soliloquy about "cultural appropriation," and nice to have some anti-snowflake tv. I'm optimistic Shue shows up for season three. Hopefully they got a greenlight before the callout. I hope next season is more Johnny and less Robbie - that kid sucks. 

Not to get to serious, but I enjoyed seeing Johnny's perspective on high school Daniel and pulling the curtain back on his teen years: good lesson in Daniel's Karate Kid POV and Johnny's Cobra Kai POV ... and the seen with Johnny's crew was fantastic - if that didn't make you dusty and you don't like the series, you need a heart. :)

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27 minutes ago, Kyle said:
"And change that ring tone. Get some Guns N' Roses or something."
"[What's Guns N' Roses?"
"I'm going to pretend you didn't say that."

“I like muscle cars, martial arts, and Iron Eagle ... and Iron Eagle II.”

The whole family loved the series. Just the right amount of nostalgia and cheese. Yeah the karate stuff is super dorky, but I'm just glad we can watch without a character going on a soliloquy about "cultural appropriation," and nice to have some anti-snowflake tv. I'm optimistic Shue shows up for season three. Hopefully they got a greenlight before the callout. I hope next season is more Johnny and less Robbie - that kid sucks. 

Not to get to serious, but I enjoyed seeing Johnny's perspective on high school Daniel and pulling the curtain back on his teen years: good lesson in Daniel's Karate Kid POV and Johnny's Cobra Kai POV ... and the seen with Johnny's crew was fantastic - if that didn't make you dusty and you don't like the series, you need a heart. :)

I didn't realize that Johnny's buddy was really sick in real life and died shortly after that late last year.  

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On 9/6/2020 at 3:31 PM, Red Five said:

Daniel sucks too. Never thought I’d see Zabka almost single handily carry a series but here we are.

What are you, a fucking Sosh?

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5 hours ago, Beantown Express 2.0 said:

I didn't realize that Johnny's buddy was really sick in real life and died shortly after that late last year.  

Me neither. That made it even more touching.

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Have to give props to shows producers, whoever, for not just going all in on the cheese, but taking it to 11. I swear when I started this show there was no way I was going to make it past one or two eps, almost finished. The dorkiness of it all, the bad acting, the predictable storyline, its so good.

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They got me in the last episode of season 1 when I groaned,  sure that Daniel was going to pull that mysterious Myagi healing thing on Robbie.  He put his hands together just like Myagi, then called for a medic.  Terrific

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Speaking of the finale of season 1...

I've never done karate but basic physics tells me that a double kick from a one armed handstand would have no power. It's like the writers said hey we need a new unattainable, never been done crane kick for this generation.

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On 9/7/2020 at 11:24 AM, RDCanecutter said:

Glad I watched the whole thing, first season definitely superior.

Can barely tolerate anyone in the LaRusso household. Smarmy dad, glaring high-strung mom, fat slow daughter, and why the hell hasn't the son been tossed into a pool with all his devices, THAT's the dude who needs some bullying in this bully genre.

Not particularly interested in seeing Ali come back, she'd be more of the LaRusso-style blah. If Johnnie can't get it going with Carmen, I wish he'd go for slump-buster action with pot-smoking pregnancy-joke-making understanding-the-violence-of-men Yaya. Then there could be a scene where she cuts a new girlfriend and torches his car herself.

I could "tolerate" the mom in certain situations.

If ya know what I mean.

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On 9/12/2020 at 7:11 AM, Wade said:

They got me in the last episode of season 1 when I groaned,  sure that Daniel was going to pull that mysterious Myagi healing thing on Robbie.  He put his hands together just like Myagi, then called for a medic.  Terrific

Got a legit LOL from me on that scene.  

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4 hours ago, Cajun said:

I could "tolerate" the mom in certain situations.

If ya know what I mean.

Well, yeah, sling a bag over her attitude, enjoy the rest.

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8 hours ago, Rockethorn1978 said:

I hope Dutch comes back in season 3. He was my favorite and the first thing i want him to say is "You're dead meat... DEAD Meat"..

Fun fact - Dutch is Steve McQueen's son.

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On 9/12/2020 at 9:21 AM, Not a cat said:

Speaking of the finale of season 1...

I've never done karate but basic physics tells me that a double kick from a one armed handstand would have no power. It's like the writers said hey we need a new unattainable, never been done crane kick for this generation.

And then they never mentioned it again. Maybe they realized how stupid it was.

Finished Season 2, was generally satisfied, the last episode was so stupid, and silly, and over the top, but it was also kinda badass. They're teenagers, they're not gonna be martial arts experts, but damn they had these kids throwing each other around like it was bloodsport. Overall, season 2 definitely felt weird, I looked up if they changed writers but apparently not. There was too many moments where it felt like a Netflix sitcom reboot, like Fuller House. After school special life lessons until they finally sprinkle in some Johnny humor or 80s nostalgia (the good shit).

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On 9/12/2020 at 9:21 AM, Not a cat said:

Speaking of the finale of season 1...

I've never done karate but basic physics tells me that a double kick from a one armed handstand would have no power. It's like the writers said hey we need a new unattainable, never been done crane kick for this generation.

Power doesn't matter. 

If do right. No can defend.

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Just started this show yesterday and got through 2 episodes.  Liking it so far.  Told the wife that it looks like Barney Stinson was right about who the real Karate Kid was in the movie.

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On 9/17/2020 at 12:47 PM, BurdineBandit said:

And then they never mentioned it again. Maybe they realized how stupid it was.

Finished Season 2, was generally satisfied, the last episode was so stupid, and silly, and over the top, but it was also kinda badass. They're teenagers, they're not gonna be martial arts experts, but damn they had these kids throwing each other around like it was bloodsport. Overall, season 2 definitely felt weird, I looked up if they changed writers but apparently not. There was too many moments where it felt like a Netflix sitcom reboot, like Fuller House. After school special life lessons until they finally sprinkle in some Johnny humor or 80s nostalgia (the good shit).

it was enjoyable, but because it's designed for Gen X, they have to fucking hit you over the head with the fan service member berries nostalgia stuff. which is fine, that's what we like

the writers--- they can write men, they can write women, they write teenaged girls like they haven't met one in their entire lives. that or they've just fallen into the modern writing pit of "what if girls were exactly like boys in every single way, except they're girls????"

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Gone through about 1.5 seasons in the last week or two. Generally enjoying the portrayals of 40 year old Lawrence and larussa. The character building of Johnny in particular.

and i actually thought John kreese was the name of the actor, not the character, that’s how much he is “that guy” for me. So I had to unlearn that. 

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