Cobra Kai: Season 3 Reviews

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January 11, 2021
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.
January 11, 2021
Season Three does something I didn't think was possible - it raises the stakes.
January 9, 2021
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.
January 8, 2021
It's just really good entertainment.
January 7, 2021
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 6, 2021
It's another great season which is really only let down by its ambition. The creators have tried to pack a bit too much story and character development into these 10 episodes.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 5, 2021
It's a shot of adrenaline that's sorely needed right now, and it's wild that this show can still bring the heart, hurt, healing, and honor while revisiting two men whose life paths diverged following one fateful crane kick.
January 5, 2021
Season 3 is a nostalgic roundhouse kick to the heart and soul. Cheesy fun done right. Bring on season 4! [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 4, 2021
What began as a YouTube series is now a tribute to both a classic movie franchise and a bygone action film era... It's nostalgia done right.
January 4, 2021
Still has a great combination of character depth and self-referential humor that makes it one of the best shows of the reboot era.
January 4, 2021
Cobra Kai is not only a triumph of nostalgia. [Full review in Spanish]
January 4, 2021
In the latest episodes of Cobra Kai viewers learn the way of third season mediocrity and the merciless lesson of nostalgia's diminishing returns.
January 4, 2021
Sheer ridiculousness and the ingenious stroke of elevating Johnny's role have been central to the program's appeal, and thanks to the deft writing, even the over-the-top moments are generally fun.
January 4, 2021
With hard hits, cool kicks, and an absolute mastery of tone (which is that of an evolved, self-aware '80s blow out), Cobra Kai balances valiant drama with (sometimes) utter ridiculousness.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
January 2, 2021
Cobra Kai season 3 succeeded in continuing to move the characters and storylines in the right direction. The key takeaways of the series are transformation and redemption; we see plenty of both this season.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.7/5
January 1, 2021
The third season looses a part of its magic but should please fans looking for nostalgia, something that the series had avoided until now by subtly mocking itself, while doing a surprisingly deep reflection of its film roots. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 31, 2020
Bit ridiculous this season with roving "karate gangs" & incredible violence against children, but it has campy charm. Lawrence is the star, but Kreese gets interesting origin.
December 31, 2020
It's still the same cheesy show you've devoured for two seasons, except the emotional stakes have risen just enough to keep us coming back for more.
Full Review | Original Score: B
December 30, 2020
Even with its flaws in season three, Cobra Kai hasn't just honored the Karate Kid way of storytelling, but mastered it.
December 30, 2020
Beneath the goofball charm and '80s, music stingers is a well-written show with great themes that will delight those longing for nostalgia and teenagers who love melodrama with some ass-kicking moments on the side
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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