Cobra Kai: Cobra Kai Never Dies
May 19, 2018 6:42 PM - Season 1, Episode 4 - Subscribe

Robbie is in hot water with his father. Johnny plans to shut down Cobra Kai after Miguel is injured. Samantha and Kyler's relationship hits rock bottom. A vandalized billboard creates tension for Daniel.

Decider: In only four episodes, Cobra Kai has morphed from a silly-but-fun idea for a pop culture sequel into a surprisingly moving study of how people grow older and the reasons humans largely can’t help but stay the same. Of what drives us at 15 versus what motivates us at 50, of the ways time eventually batters the prom kings and queens into submission. A meditation on the well-worn ’80s tropes of misfits and bullies and how they’ve been inverted to fit into a 2018-shaped hole. It’s a beautiful thing, really, and truly does deserve serious consideration.

Cobra Kai Season 1, Episode 4 ‘Cobra Kai Never Dies’ Review: Johnny Gets Serious
posted by ActingTheGoat (4 comments total)
 
Nice opening scam, one of the writers for sure had a similar position and was thinking about ways to make something on the side.

Tanner Buchanan/ Robby Keene (Johnny's biological child) vs Johnny is interesting.

Kind of feeling a bit voyeuristic seeing how a failed marriage negotiates, and how people can pretend. Like I've said, this is better than it needs to be.
posted by porpoise at 12:31 AM on May 20, 2018 [1 favorite]


The adult fantasy of actually applying physical action is seductive (Daniel kicking the asshole's coffee-drink), then follows with the (optimistic) fantasy of a teenager who can successfully defend herself from an "overenthusiastic" date.

This is weaponized media.
posted by porpoise at 12:38 AM on May 20, 2018


Daniel kicking the asshole's coffee-drink

That scene had no business working as well as it did but I enjoyed it so much I screen capped it!
posted by Burhanistan at 8:13 PM on May 20, 2018 [1 favorite]


I totally think the only reason Daniel's idiot cousin was so upset about Johnny "disrespecting the family name" is because he got poop on his shoes.
posted by duffell at 2:39 PM on July 20, 2018


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