There are several reasons why people enjoy Season 5 of Cobra Kai, including corny one-liners, nostalgic ’80s music, and high school students showing off complex karate techniques. The new season debuted on Friday and has already received a perfect Rotten Tomatoes rating from critics and viewers.
The city of Los Angeles was under a cloud at the conclusion of Cobra Kai’s fourth season. John Kreese, a fellow Vietnam War veteran and co-founder of Cobra Kai Karate, received a leg sweep from Terry Silver in the movie Snake in the Grass, landing him in jail for a crime he didn’t commit. Daniel LaRusso, Mr. Miyagi’s top student, and Johnny Lawrence, the original bad boy of Cobra Kai, are forced to shut their dojos after finishing last in the All Valley Under 18 Karate Tournament.
The entire Season 5 of Netflix was released on Friday, and all 10 episodes have already received stellar ratings from both reviewers and viewers on Rotten Tomatoes. As the new season begins, Lawrence is pursuing Miguel Diaz, one of his students who traveled to Mexico in quest of his biological father. LaRusso faces another adversary from his past as he returns to the Valley. Every 10 to 20 minutes, emotionally heated high school students continue to physically assault one another.
Nina Metz, a critic for the Chicago Tribune, advised viewers to “embrace the cheese,” and John Nguyen of Nerd Reactor called Season 5 “crazy, bigger, and wild.” One viewer claimed the program transported him back to his youth and offered an escape from the turmoil of the present.
Prior to ceasing production of original scripted programming, YouTube created three seasons of the show, which Netflix eventually acquired in 2020. When Season 4 debuted on December 31, 2021, the show quickly rose to the top, garnering over 120,000,000 million hours of viewing in its first week, according to Netflix.
Beginning in 2022, The Karate Kid spinoff had four weeks of glory on Netflix’s Global Top 10 for TV, including two weeks as the service’s top global program.
New heroes and antagonists from the 1984 film trilogy Karate Kid return with each new season. Roger Ebert, who had low hopes for the movie, praised the original, which has an 82% audience score and an 89% rating from critics on Rotten Tomatoes.
Ebert declared in 1984, “I was entirely mistaken.” One of the pleasant shocks of 1984 was The Karate Kid, a thrilling, endearing narrative with one of the most intriguing friendships in a very long time.