Cobra Kai season 3 is a can’t-miss Netflix binge

Cobra Kai begins the new year with exciting content on Netflix.

Cobra Kai season three was released on January 1, 2021.  Cobra Kai is a reboot of the 1984 movie The Karate Kid.  All three seasons are available on Netflix.  This is the first season Netflix has produced after Youtube Red canceled the show after two seasons.  The top-10 Netflix show is amazing!

Season two brought some new drama and ended with a cliffhanger, where the champion of Cobra Kai, Miguel, is knocked down a balcony during an in-school brawl.  After the great fight that ended in season 1, Daniel reopens Miyagi-do but with only two students Robby and Daniel’s daughter Samantha Larusso, played by Mary Moser.  Since the fight, Cobra Kai has gotten popular and has earned new students and this is where you meet new charter Tori Nichols, played by Peyton List.  This season also brings one familiar face, Sensei Kreese, the original sense of Cobra Kai from The Karate Kid, who is played by Martin Kove.

Season three reveals what happens to Miguel.  Miguel is in a coma and struggles to recover in a bittersweet moment. I was happy that Miguel did not die but also upset that he was not able to walk to do karate.  Half of the season, you will see Miguel trying to walk with the help of Johnny.  Cobra Kai is still running but instead of Johnny Lawrence in control, as he was in seasons 1 and 2, it is Kreese. 

This season has a lot of familiar faces from The Karate Kid franchise such as Ali played by Elizbeth Shue, Kumiko played by Tamlyn Tomita, and Chozen played by Yuji Okumoto.  Because they bring back these characters it is interesting to watch their character develop even though they were only back for one or two episodes.  

Daniel struggles with his car dealership due to the fight that happened in season 2, so he travels to Okinawa, just like The Karate Kid II, to try and get new cars for his dealership so he can get more customers’ attention.  When Daniel went back to Okinawana it reminded me about The Karate Kid II since the third season does take you back to places that were in the movie. 

Should you watch it?  Yes!  You should if you like drama and action this show is right for you it gets you on your feet, by the end of the show you feel like you can do karate. Cobra Kai has been getting an amazing response and Netflix has already announced that Cobra Kai has received an order for a season 4.