Little did anyone know that a little YouTube series titled Cobra Kai that served as the 30-year sequel to The Karate Kid would still be pumping out one excellent season after the next on Netflix. Cobra Kai is one of the best shows on television let alone any streaming service with its excellent storytelling, fantastic multi-layered characters, and impressive fight scenes. This is Breaking Bad level of greatness and in its fifth season, there's no slowing down as the pace kicks into an even higher gear of action, emotion, and fun. Cobra Kai Season Five is a MUST-SEE!
The writers, showrunners, and filmmakers sure have the perfect ingredients with Cobra Kai. They have somehow managed to keep the humor, entertainment value, and the truly brutal and dark elements in this show for five seasons running smoothly. With the threat of Cobra Kai taking over the Valley and injuring kids and adults, Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka) and Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) must try and stop them at all costs. It's summertime in the Valley this season so parties, waterparks, and summer are all on the playing field for some nasty brawls as Terry Silver (Thomas Ian Griffith) is manipulating any kid he can find to go to war for him.
At the end of Season Four, Terry had won the All-Valley Tournament and was planning the layout for dozens of Cobra Kai dojos across the states with a sinister plan. Everyone witnessed the true black heart of Terry in Karate Kid III when he tortured Daniel LaRusso and now, Terry has learned to play it more low-key to get his way. Due to all of the destruction Cobra Kai has caused, Daniel and his daughter Samantha along with Johnny and his son Robby have called it quits on karate for the time being. Miguel left for Mexico to find his criminal father whom he has never met all while Terry and his minions set up for their next diabolical phase while he framed John Kreese for attempted murder and put him in prison.
Basically, Season Four was the Empire Strikes Back of Cobra Kai with its dark and unpleasant finale. In its fifth season, troubled relationships must forge together to take down Terry Silver and Cobra Kai. The chaotic turmoil that Robby and Miguel have been through finally comes to a head, while Sam and her nemesis Tory try and figure things out. While most of the characters are taking a break from karate for their own safety and the safety of others, it's up to a few people to bring back that magical element of martial arts in order to save the community.
Tory, Kreese, and Sting-Ray are given bigger arcs this season as Terry Silver and his band of ninjas try and wreak havoc on kids and adults alike. Kreese has to dig deep down to find out who he really is in prison and the results are shocking. Plus there are some amazing cameos from the previous films that come into play in a big way here, which hopefully, will last into future seasons. Cobra Kai Season Five is spectacular and better than ever here as new alliances are made and old friendships are broken yet again. And of course, the final moments of this season make a large bang for things to come. MUST-SEE!