THE ICONIC KARATE KID TRILOGY
PERSONAL THOUGHTS / QUESTIONS



08/16/22:

S5 appears to be the season of the OG characters (from the "Karate Kid" trilogy). With the official S5 trailer releasing, fans were treated to a Johnny and Chozen collaboration. Talk about the ultimate odd couple haha. I wonder if he's gonna introduce Chozen to hamburgers (no thanks to raw fish I guess haha)? Well - they do share a common bond - both former rivals / enemies of Daniel. Both kicked his ass for awhile, before losing at the end. They have new enemies - Terry Silver and the new Sensei's. I can just imagine this conversation between them:

Johnny: I used to be the school bully and made Daniel LaRusso's life a living hell because he stole my ex. Oh - and I pranked a blueberry pie on his seat
Chozen: He stole my honor, so I nearly choked him to death with a spear and beat the crap outta him. Until he distracted me and nearly killed me with the drum technique. But I blocked his crane kick at least haha.

Is it Kenny-Time this season? He appears to be the new face of Cobra Kai. However - I'm betting my bottom dollar that Stingray is going to be the new sensei's secret weapon haha.

S5 in just a few weeks - leggo!

Mike Barnes' reveal image - fans are guessing whether he's reacting as a bad guy (or 'bad boy'), good guy, or just a comedic cameo haha.

05/06/22:

Sept. 09 2022 - Season 5 is coming, and so is Chozen. Is "and I am gasoline" going to become a new meme? It's definitely something he would say.

Some consolation - at least we don't have to wait until the end of the year. Still - some of us were hoping for a Fourth Of July surprise or around there haha.

I personally believe Chozen can beat Silver, but who knows. I think it'll end up in a draw, or Silver is going to cheat again / play dirty to win. Otherwise - how are you going to keep the series going? Let's just hope Silver's fighting is more polished than his rendition of "La Campanella" hahaha.

04/30/22:

I enjoyed listening to Joe Seo on "Kickin' It With The Koves". He always keeps it real, and honest. Always informative as well. Which is why I look for any or all interviews from him. I wish there were some information about S5, but as usual - it's been completely silent or nothing. I don't expect Joe to join the main roster anytime soon, but at least expand the character a bit more. Unfortunately, it's probably not going to happen so stop giving a shit. At least look out for cool or interesting moments from the character next season (if at all).

It's been several months - my mind has been completely elsewhere, since I knew there would be no worthwhile news. But next month - there might be rumblings of a teaser, so might return to this soon.

01/08/22:

It's cool to see behind-the-scenes videos and images. There is quite the rapport or camaraderie when the cameras are not rolling, and even outtakes / funny moments.

The editing or montage of the tournament throughout E9 and E10 was thrilling / spectular. While Mitch might have flubbed up his time on the mat haha, Kyler made it up for him during his stint in the skills competition - I did not see that coming as well. He is either genuinely crazy, or just has a hard head haha.

01/04/22:

Some characters (from the films or previous seasons) that would be nice to see return: Freddie Fernandez (most fans blame him for instigating the Daniel / Johnny feud via that beach party invite in the first film haha), Mike Barnes, Dutch (although it's been confirmed that the actor has no interest), Principal Lopez (he needs to answer on why he did not re-hire Stingray as security haha).

At the beginning of E8, did anyone guess it was Stingray the first-time when the camera was focused on the fat hands at first? haha. Stingray's character might become darker and less of a baffoon (if he sides with Silver).

01/02/22:

I'm looking forward to Chozen's possible influence for S5. It is also possible that Kreese might be redeemed next season (if that is ever possible). Or more twists.

"Match Point" - that is one of my favorites. And the last episode.

Most fans think Kyler is just a "generic bully". That was probably the original intention from the get-go from S1. So I think it is highly unlikely that we'll see a brief back story or background for Kyler unfortunately - but you never know. Here's the deal - the character was originally created for any ethnicity or there wasn't any ethnicity / race in mind. Which gives me a bit of comfort. However - he is one not to be messed with. He just needs more tournament experience haha.

01/01/22:

PM:
To heck with spoilers. Just finished S4, and it was a rollercoaster of humor, emotions and twists. I'll most likely have more specific thoughts later.. But the gist of it - it's got most of us already anticipating for S5. This is the season of Terry Silver - apparently, we find out that he had no interest in returning back to his former life. Sort of reformed. Until Kreese slowly manipulates him into becoming loyal again - the "you owe me" type deal. And by the end, Terry Silver appears more dangerous than ever. Enter Barnes? Enter Chozen for sure. That was the surprise.

The two-episode tournament at the end was quite thrilling. I'm glad they changed things up a bit by adding a women's division / skills competition. Times change, things change. The results appeared obvious from the get-go, since we all know what rivalries the show is centered on.

Kyler's background was not explored this season. It's understandable, as the show is a large ensemble and there is only so much story to go around. Plus - the focus on new characters and other characters that were not given much attention - this time, Anthony. And the new kid Kenny - a bullied kid who eventually turns into a bully or a bona fide threat for Cobra Kai. New characters are pretty much a given for every new season, as that gives the show more flavor.

The return of Stingray and a cameo from Aisha (she gained back that weight) - enough said haha.

AM:
I'm up to E6 - should finish the rest today. The hype is indeed real. Won't go into a review until a week or two later - when most have already seen it.

But here's a minor E1 first scene spoiler - the introduction to Terry Silver's return is in a stylish fashion. What better way than to having him play "La Campanella" - as if he became a pianist instead of a toxic waste dumper in his previous life haha. Other than becoming a vegan / stock market guru or something like that.

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NOTABLE MOMENTS FROM S1 / S2

FOR ALL CONVENIENCE STORE CLERKS ON HOW TO SERVE PIZZA HAHA


KYLER CONFRONTS MIGUEL - AND GETS HIS ASS KICKED
STINGRAY APPLYING FOR SECURITY JOB - HE WON COYOTE CREEK AFTERALL HAHA


WHERE IS DUTCH? OH YEAH, CHEERS HAHA
DANIEL VS. JOHNNY RE-MATCH - ALMOST
SCHOOL FIGHT BEGINS
NOTABLE MOMENTS FROM S4

PARTY AT STINGRAY'S! - APPARENTLY, HE FOUND OUT THAT HE WAS NOT HIRED AS SECURITY HAHA
JOHNNY VS. DANIEL REMATCH
MR. LAWRENCE, MEET MR. SILVER - JOHNNY GETS A RUDE AWAKENING
KYLER'S MOMENT OF TRUTH
ANTHONY, IT'S PAYBACK (OR KENNY )-TIME


NOTABLE MOMENTS FROM S3

LOSE SOME WEIGHT, "CHUBS" HAHA
CHOZEN "HONKING" DANIEL - IT'S MY TURN
LETTER READING IN OKINAWA
WHAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN - ALMOST
DEJA VU
KYLER'S REVENGE