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01/21/23: S6 - The Final Season
Although it's the final season, at least it's been renewed. I personally would have been happy had it ended with S5 - I thought nothing could top it, but perhaps the Big 3 have a few more tricks or goodies to pull up their sleeves (or give it that extra "kick" haha). Also - the ending was left as sort of a cliffhanger, with Kreese escaping prison. That's the only exception where I want to see another season.
Guys - they did not start even writing S6 yet. But let the rumors begin anyway. This was just an Announcement trailer, with compilation of scenes from previous seasons.
*It's been a nice, fulfilling journey - but after S6, it's more or less over for me. I might still keep this web page up (or not - depending on the type of news), but my attention is going to turn elsewhere for sure (back to my other fan sites). I'm not worried about the Big 3 - they have other projects I'm sure that fans are going to enjoy (if anything - their humor never disappoints). I hope "Harold & Kumar 4" is going to be one of them.
Cobra Kai 2: Dojos Rising. There is no Chozen, but this most likely takes place before S5. Kreese is still Cobra Kai, before being ousted by Silver. The Fat Guy doing the Earthquake splash - was that Stingray? haha.
There appears to be tidbits in Ralph's memoir or new book about the "Karate Kid" that are not revealed in interviews or social media. While it had been revealed that he was actually hit or knocked out during the Halloween costume beat-up scene, what I didn't know was that Macchio and Zabka were not exactly friends (or some tension) behind the scenes.
New Joe Seo update (it has been awhile) - there's a playable Kyler character in the video game. And why not - he's one of the main antagonists in the series (even if he did not get a story arc - he had memorable scenes however).
Netflix should have announced S6 by now. I think it's inevitable. But the pattern or trend for shows - if it's taking awhile to renew a show, chances are - it is not going to get renewed.
There is a new, in-depth interview with Yuji Okumoto hosted by Patrick Epino aka National Film Society (Youtube interview linked on my blog page). I have been waiting for Yuji interviews or press (other than EW), but have not found any. All is well, my attention is usually turned elsewhere. Chozen was one of the focal points of S5, so whatever interviews or press might be worth checking out on Yuji.
I can imagine the degree which Yuji's career was somewhat hampered or subdued by being typecast as a "bad guy" due to his character in Part II - he could only find bad guy roles. Similar to Zabka, who probably was typecast as that bully from "Karate Kid". It's really a fine line whether an actor embraces an iconic role yet typecasted, or completely regrets it. In this day and age, it behooves an actor to embrace that role - as it could be your only meal ticket haha. But it certainly brings fame.
Epic art of Chozen vs. Terry Silver fight. This is a screenshot of Be Water Creative's tweet of his artwork / thoughts of this epic battle (well, go to the tweet itself for clearer / bigger image):
Kudos to the production team, entire cast / crew for an exceptional season. If the show ended now, I would be satisfied. But with Kreese out there (a fugitive no less, since he broke out of prison / assaulted guards haha), there must be more stories to tell. To be honest - since I don't think anything can top this season, I'm not sure if I'm looking forward to an S6. But it is inevitable.
By far, the Finale is my favorite (I'm sure with a lot of others). Others: 3,4,5,7,10 - but let's get real. The entire season was excellent - it unfolded like an Epic Movie or Film. Kudos to the soundtrack / music in this season (provided that epic atmosphere). I always believed that music is like another character - it can make or break a film or show. It worked.
Notable Scenes / Moments (Quite a few, and perhaps more to add as I try to remember them):
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