Cobra Kai Season 5 Review: Netflix has released season 5 of the fan-favorite martial arts action-Comedy series Cobra kai, This series is a direct sequel to the original The Karate Kid, but it doesn’t require one to watch the original movie to understand this series because this series brings a fresh new story with a show cast by the karate kid but with a proper explanation about the character in this series.
This series is loved by both audience and critics, This series season coming back to back and release 2 seasons within nine months gap which is great for an audience like me who like this show very much.
This season picks up the story where season 4 ended with the consequence of the latest All Valley Tournament where cobra kai dojo wins the tournament under the leadership of terry silver, who bribed the referee to win the tournament, With the winning cobra kai dojo as they promised daniel and johnny have to close their dojos.
This season expands the cobra kai dojo throughout the entire valley, where Kreese is in jail, which he didn’t commit, The first four episodes of this season are almost focused on Terry Silver and Daniel Rarusso, which feels litter slower for some audiences, These episodes also show Miguel Diaz who is struggling to find out his dad in Mexico, Where Terry Silver attracts more kids to join cobra kai dojo by showing their win at the all valley tournament. But after the fourth episode, this season begins to show what people like about this show with the story about all teenagers with an adult where we saw how terry silver affects the mindsets of the kids in the valley. As Terry expands his dojo, Daniel, Johnny, and Chozen believe they need to stop him, before it gets ugly.
If you have watched the karate kid movie, we see most of the easter eggs from that movie in this series, as it gets some old characters with some unique storyline, The writer focuses more on the story to balance between the old character and the teenager, where the direction of this series is done properly with the scene without error of camera work in the fight sequence which feels real. The music department did great work in balancing it with the proper scene, which makes it more than worth it.
The story of this series is great in balancing the relationship with the character along with the introduction of a new character which is worth it, the story shows a great bond between the family and a relationship bond between father and son. The acting by the younger and elder cast did a great job and I like the acting of a villain more which is played by Thomas Ian Griffith.
The actor includes Miguel Diaz (played by Xolo Maridueña), Tanner Buchanan(played by Robby Keene) two lovely actresses including Tory Nichols (played by Peyton List) and Samantha Larusso(played by Mary Mouse ) with the great roles played by Daniel Larusso (played by Ralph Macchio) and Johnny Lawrence(played by William Zabka), As for the older ones, Yuji Okumoto brings his perfect role this season as Chozen and with the acting of the great villain Terry Silver (played by Thomas Ian Griffith ).
The climax of the series is worth watching 10 episode which is around 30-35 min each, this season end with a big twist which I can’t spoil to the audience who is going to watch, I highly recommend this series to the audience who haven’t watched this. The ending of each season makes people more excited for the next season.
This season takes a decent start but it gets better episode by episode and the last 5 episode gives what fans are waiting to see with a big twist ahead so that fans wait for the next season, which I think Netflix will be announced.
Cobra Kai Season 5 is now streaming only on Netflix in English and Hindi Audio.