Cobra Kai (2018)


Season 1
Cobra Kai

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Cobra Kai continues the Karate Kid franchise with a blend of pleasantly corny nostalgia and teen angst, elevated by a cast of well-written characters.

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Critic Ratings: 49

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Episodes

Air date: May 2, 2018

34 years after losing the All Valley Karate Championship, Johnny Lawrence decides to reopen the Cobra Kai Dojo while his school adversary, Daniel LaRusso, runs a successful auto business.

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Air date: May 2, 2018

Daniel LaRusso discovers Johnny is reopening the Cobra Kai dojo and is determined to stop it from happening.

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Air date: May 2, 2018

Johnny tries to recruit more students; Daniel chaperones Samantha's high school dance; Miguel takes things too far with his bullies.

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Air date: May 2, 2018

Daniel's defaced billboard causes tension with Johnny; Johnny's son Robby is embarrassed by his father and his new dojo; the bullying against Miguel escalates and Johnny finds himself motivated in a surprising way.

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Air date: May 2, 2018

Daniel uses underhanded tactics to try to drive Johnny out of business; when Miguel defends Samantha's honor at school with his new karate skills, the resulting viral video drives a new wave of enrollment at the Cobra Kai dojo.

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Johnny is less than pleased with his new batch of students; Robby takes a job with Daniel with the ultimate goal of angering his father; Daniel inspires interest in karate from an unlikely source.

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Daniel begins training his new student using Mr. Miyagi's classic method; Robby faces temptation to return to his delinquent ways; Johnny gives Miguel advice for his first date with Samantha.

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Helping his students prepare for the tournament inspires Johnny to clean up his own act; Daniel's cousin vandalizes Johnny's car, leading to a confrontation between Johnny and Daniel at the LaRusso residence.

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Johnny and Daniel revisit the past together; Miguel senses that Samantha is lying to him; the Cobra Kai kids strike first to steal a popular party spot from the cool kids.

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The All Valley Karate Tournament has come, and Johnny and Daniel find themselves at battle again, this time fighting vicariously through their students.

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Cast & Crew

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William Zabka
Johnny Lawrence

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Ralph Macchio
Daniel LaRusso

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Courtney Henggeler
Amanda LaRusso

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Tanner Buchanan
Robby Keene

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Xolo Maridueña
Miguel

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Mary Mouser
Samantha LaRusso

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Joe Seo
Kyler

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Annalisa Cochrane
Yasmine

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Bo Mitchell
Brucks

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Bret Ernst
Louie LaRusso, Jr.

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Connor Murdock
Kev

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Gianni DeCenzo
Demitri

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Ed Asner
Sid

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Cara AnnMarie
Sue

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Jacob Bertrand
Eli

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Hannah Kepple
Moon

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Vanessa Rubio
Carmen

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Griffin Santopietro
Anthony LaRusso

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Susan Gallagher
Lynn

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Nichole Brown
Aisha Robinson

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Critic Reviews for Cobra Kai: Season 1

Audience Reviews for Cobra Kai: Season 1

  • 6d ago
    Great comeback for a very good old movie series, the characters are entertaining and keep you tossing up who to root for. The new students are well cast and get u to buy in and get energised by the end of most episodes
  • Jan 13, 2023
    Compelling characters, believable acting, and a heartwarming underdog story make this very enjoyable and binge-worthy.
  • Dec 22, 2022
    It's every bit as fun as the trailer makes it look to be. My only complaint is that it's entirely too convenient that 30 years later all of a sudden their lives are entangled in total perfection. Like they're stuck in some weird groundhog day. But in a strange way, that's what makes it fun. A definite must see.
  • Dec 12, 2022
    The first season of Cobra Kai gets off to a roaring start, subverting expectations and taking the beloved karate kid and turning him into a villain in a believable way, showing how different perspectives can change a narrative without adding no details. By far one of the greatest television shows of all time, and a must watch.
  • Dec 01, 2022
    Cobra Kai is a refreshing series that humanizes the antagonist of the 1984 Karate Kid movie, tells events from the other point-of-view, and carries on the story with nuanced characterizations. It was also a lot of fun.
  • Nov 19, 2022
    Fantastic! I love every single minute of this show. It stays true to the karate kid trilogy while putting itself in a modern setting in the most perfect way possible. The characters are all great and the dialogue is hilarious. I'll rewatch this over and over until I die.
  • Nov 14, 2022
    A great start to an amazing show. Johnny Lawrence is the standout and has so many great and funny lines. Miguel and Larusso are also good. This season is highly binge-able. Every episode makes you want to watch the next episode. It´s almost impossible to stop.
  • Nov 13, 2022
    I watched this season 5 times, I absolutely love it and I love the show and the entire cast, writing, editing, everything. Perfection
  • Oct 27, 2022
    This first season of Cobra Kai was so surprisingly good. Never thought in a million years that they would bring stuff like this back. Great plot overall for a first season.
  • Oct 25, 2022
    Characters are interesting and go in ways you don't expect. The theme of generational differences is used well. Fight scenes are fun and exciting.

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