When The Karate Kid ended with a crane kick in 1984, it seemed like it was all over. But then came sequels. Then came a remake. And now we have Cobra Kai, a surprisingly good series that catches up with the film's hero Daniel and villain Johnny many years later. In this encore episode, we revisit ou
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When The Karate Kid ended with a crane kick in 1984, it seemed like it was all over. But then came sequels. Then came a remake. And now we have Cobra Kai, a surprisingly good series that catches up with the film's hero Daniel and villain Johnny many years later. In this encore episode, we revisit our conversation about Cobra Kai from back in 2018 when it premiered on YouTube Red. The show just dropped its third season earlier this month Netflix.
download the APP today or visit Teladoc dot com slash NPR. Welcome back with us this week to talk about Cobra Kai is all things considered host Audie Cornish. Hi, Audie Hey! And coming to us from the great state of Florida NPR TV critic Eric Deggans. Hi, Eric. Hey, I'm loving the classic rock that is, that is jamming right? And that is true. I will say One of the things about the show is that they do go back to a lot of the soundtrack of The Karate Kid, which is amazing, but they also because it is a low budget show. They'll refer to guns and roses and then play rat. But they also do you talk about rats like there's a difference. Alright, eso my reaction to this and I said this when I wrote about it was surprisingly, not terrible. What did you think, Stephen? I found it instantly. Venjah ble. I found myself maybe 5, 10 minutes into this show before I thought, you know, even if I weren't covering this for pop culture Happy hour. I'm gonna watch this whole thing on. It's weird. I think it speaks to the kind of enduring power of the original from 1984 which imprinted very, very deeply on my psyche and kind of the way I view bullies in general. I can watch bullies get kicked in the face. Absolutely, infinitely. Like I could just watch an infinite loop of Johnny Lawrence getting Crane kicked in the face forever. And this show kind of gives you the opportunity. Toe watch, Johnny Lawrence get re crane kicked in the face. Ah, bunch of times. But it weirdly goes deeper than that. You see these two guys, Johnny Lawrence and Daniela Russo? Bad guy, Good guy. You know, 30 some odd.