Cobra Kai: Season 3 (2020 - 2021)

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Season 3
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By pairing its emotional punches with stronger humor, Cobra Kai's third season finds itself in fine fighting form.

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Episodes

Air date: Jan 1, 2021

Miguel finds himself hospital and is fighting for his life. Robby is missing and Daniel and Robby's reputations have been damaged. The community react to the big fight.

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Daniel and Johnny team up to find Robby. Miguel faces an uncertain future. Kreese tries to bring Tory back to Cobra Kai.

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Daniel's tarnished public image takes a toll on his sales, leading to a takeover offer. Johnny tries to raise money for Miguel's surgery.

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Following an important meeting in Japan, Daniel revisits Mr. Miyagi's hometown on Okinawa. Johnny attempts to reconnect with Robby.

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In Okinawa, Daniel spends time with an old friend - and an old enemy, who has much to teach him. The dueling dojos' rivalry comes to a nasty head.

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Miguel helps Johnny craft the perfect social media message. Kreese scouts new recruits while Daniel and Amanda try to shut down Cobra Kai.

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Daniel spends some father-daughter time with a traumatized Sam. Johnny plans to form a new karate dojo but struggles to come up with a cool name.

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Informed that this year's All Valley Karate Tournament is being canceled, the three competing sensei attend a city council meeting to save it.

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It's Christmastime in the Valley, and romance is in the air. Daniel and Miguel find unexpected common ground, and the Cobra Kai recruits go on a mission.

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Old wounds begin to heal at a country club holiday party, but a brutal assault by Kreese's students leads to new betrayals and alliances.

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Tv Season Info

With a new sensei at the helm of the Cobra Kai dojo, a three-way feud takes center stage. Old grudges - like Cobra Kai - never die.

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Critic Reviews for Cobra Kai Season 3

All Critics (49) | Top Critics (10)

Even with its flaws in season three, Cobra Kai hasn't just honored the Karate Kid way of storytelling, but mastered it.

Dec 30, 2020 | Full Review…

Cobra Kai goes out of its way to show us everybody's sides. But it's tough to gauge exactly what it thinks the truth is.

Jan 11, 2021 | Full Review…

William Zabka is a revelation!

Feb 17, 2021 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Season 3 presents the Vietnam backstory for the villain John Kreese, played by Martin Kove, the Cobra Kai, Sensei (instructor) from 1984.

Feb 13, 2021 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

A step back in the right direction after a second season that unfortunately misfired.

Jan 31, 2021 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Zabka and Macchio ... remain the real heart - and highlight - of the show.

Jan 24, 2021 | Full Review…

I dunno...I had fun with it. A low-level matinee.

Jan 22, 2021 | Full Review…

The fighting is nothing spectacular...sometimes, straight-up stupid.

Jan 22, 2021 | Full Review…

Season Three does something I didn't think was possible - it raises the stakes.

Jan 11, 2021 | Full Review…

When the second half of the season finally seems to settle a bit and have some focus, the remaining storylines end abruptly, which is quite frustrating as viewers spend 10 episodes waiting for a climax that doesn't arrive.

Jan 8, 2021 | Full Review…

It's just really good entertainment.

Jan 8, 2021 | Full Review…

So damningly great, it knows it's cheesy and plays with its fondue consistency, from clips from the old films Easter eggs galore and even the 80's soundtrack it sticks to the formula that made this series such a hit in the first place.

Jan 7, 2021 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Cobra Kai: Season 3

  • 3d ago
    I really like the first 2 seasons but its starting to run thin. Worst is they set up an unnecessary cliffhanger to force a fourth season. They had the opportunity to wrap it up but decided to push their luck.
  • 4d ago
    I love it, really good series
  • Apr 06, 2021
    The best season of this show and the best season of anyshow ever, beating CLone WArs season 7 and mando season 2, easily. Okanawai Was just as good as ever, and the finally has amazing callbacks. Perfect 15/10
  • Apr 02, 2021
    Awesome art style bro
  • Mar 22, 2021
    while not being the best season of this show it is still so good it amazing out of all the reboots/remakes this is one of the best. Cobra kia never dies!
  • Mar 19, 2021
    Well paced and leaves you needing more.
  • Mar 19, 2021
    The fight scenes help pass the time in what's otherwise become a repetitive plot...none of the characters learn from their actions...all the bullying, dating drama, power-struggles, misunderstandings, and nostalgic flashbacks from the first two seasons just repeat themselves here...but don't worry, it will all be settled at the All Valley Karate tournament like always
  • Mar 12, 2021
    Cant wait for the next season!!! Such a great show and I'm wishing there were more like this one nowadays!!
  • Mar 03, 2021
    Cobra Kai Season 3 dropped on Netflix today. The highly anticipated release of the former YouTube property delivers an engaging and enjoyable continuation of the Karate Kid series. While the series is corny and predictable, it is also still very watchable. It works, in part, because it doesn't take itself too seriously. There is an underlying recognition throughout the series that this is entertainment for the sake of entertainment. The Cobra Kai Series has clearly done more to excite interest in martial arts practice than any other project since the original film series that spawned this project. I have heard from numbers of Dojang owners that can trace new student enrollments, even during the difficulty of the pandemic, directly to Cobra Kai viewership. That alone says a lot about how the series has connected with a generation that wasn't even born when Daniel LaRusso fought Johnny Lawrence in the All Valley Karate Tournament. While the 3rd season continues to develop its new story line and trade off its origins, it also continues to create back stories which make the characters more multi-dimensional than those created in the John Avildsen film. The biggest weakness of the season is that it is a little light on training and fight sequences. I expect the next season, which is already in the works, will have more of these scenes because of the already foreshadowed storyline. The strength continues to be the power of William Zabka to engage, interest, and entertain. Cobrak Kai Season 3 does not disappoint.
  • Feb 26, 2021
    The season builds up based on the dramatically strong end of last season, which really helps it. The cast is also more similar to that of the first season, and it incorporates some of the side characters from there better than in the past. The emotional side is really good, and the two main characters are again handled with great expertise. The final is not as big of a high point compared to the last two seasons but it's still good and there is reason to believe that this story will have a satisfying conclusion.

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