Cobra Kai: Season 5 TV review - Aussieboyreviews
JUST HOW HARD DOES SEASON 5 OF COBRA KAI STRIKE?
Quite frankly, Cobra Kai’s new fifth season is the greatest of them all. Despite being more violent and coarse, it’s an extremely entertaining story of karate dojos rivalry for teens, fans of the series and Karate Kid lovers.
As Terry Silvers leads Cobra Kai down a wrong path, Daniel LaRusso, Johnny Lawrence and connected karate dojos Miyagi-Do and Eagle Fang join forces in taking him down and disclosing his dark secrets.
Creator: Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg
Cast: Ralph Macchio, William Zabka, Thomas Ian Griffith, Xolo Maridueña, Mary Mouser, Tanner Buchanan, Peyton List, Jacob Bertrand
Release Date (Australia): 9 September 2022
Episodes: Long, Long Way from Home / Molé / Playing With Fire / Downward Spiral / Extreme Measures / Ouroboros / Bad Eggs / Taikai / Survivors / Head of the Snake
Genre: Drama, Action, Comedy
Language: English, Spanish
CONTENT GUIDE (warning: May contain spoilers)
The series contains themes of rivalry, bullying and betrayal.
The series contains martial arts fighting scenes that feature punching and kicking with occasional blood detail, as well as depictions of violence in the form of stabbings and a man being sliced several times with a katana, accompanied by blood spurts.
The series contains several uses of the words “f**k”, “s**t”, “bitch” and “ass”.
There is a verbal reference to drug use including a man saying another man is on “something stronger than drinks”.
A man’s right buttock is briefly viewed.
The series includes brief references to using condoms and condoms failing during sex, resulting in pregnancy.
Aussie boy's thoughts
To say the least, the fifth season of Cobra Kai is totally frickin awesome! Over the course of one season, so much exciting ideas are brought to life and it’s an extremely entertaining and highly-anticipating story of rivalry between the karate dojos. The actors, both young and grown-up, are all really good, providing some good chemistry between the characters. The storytelling structure is done perfectly, especially when the episode is jumping between different events going on at once. There’s lots of tough attitudes and toxic bullying between teens separated from the different karate dojos, just as there always will be with this series. But undeniably the best thing about this series is how things stir up really well, leading up to an unbelievably exciting and popcorn-worthy last episode, with some shocking plot twists! Despite being more violent and course, Cobra Kai has done the job of making you care for the protagonists and that’s why it’s nearly perfect and the best season yet!
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