"Cobra Kai" YouTube Red series

Got past the first episode but dropped it mid-way through the second after I realized the race-cuckolding was going to be pushed hard-core in this series. Much like seemingly all advertising featuring romantically linked individuals invariably showcases white female non-white male pairings these days, BOTH the "hot girl" characters on the show are white and their romantic interests are not. This is clearly by design, and the show's token red pills are not worth the emasculating racial cuckoldry they are chased down with.

Guess the ethnicity of the show's creator, by the way. :tard:
 
Higgs Bosun said:
Got past the first episode but dropped it mid-way through the second after I realized the race-cuckolding was going to be pushed hard-core in this series. Much like seemingly all advertising featuring romantically linked individuals invariably showcases white female non-white male pairings these days, BOTH the "hot girl" characters on the show are white and their romantic interests are not. This is clearly by design, and the show's token red pills are not worth the emasculating racial cuckoldry they are chased down with.

Guess the ethnicity of the show's creator, by the way. :tard:

Compared to the current shows it appears to be Red Pill, but it isn't - it's the same liberal leftism with stronger Red Pill content. They will turn up the Social Justice in the next seasons - maybe even changing the titular super-hero fighter into the daughter.

The funny part is that the show in their current state has still far more globo-homo propaganda than your average movie from the 1980s or even 90s. It's just so "fresh" compared to the insane SJW indoctrination put out by all the others.
 
Higgs Bosun said:
Got past the first episode but dropped it mid-way through the second after I realized the race-cuckolding was going to be pushed hard-core in this series. Much like seemingly all advertising featuring romantically linked individuals invariably showcases white female non-white male pairings these days, BOTH the "hot girl" characters on the show are white and their romantic interests are not. This is clearly by design, and the show's token red pills are not worth the emasculating racial cuckoldry they are chased down with.

Guess the ethnicity of the show's creator, by the way. :tard:

To be fair the original movie had some blue pill shit as well. The protagonist is a swarthy looking twink who has a hot blonde cheerleader chasing him around like shes his overprotective mother, while rejecting the athletic bad boy of course.

Also, the mohawk guy in the new show is white and gets with one of the popular girls, so I guess that sort of balances it out. However I still agree, this show is liberal by 90's or early 2000's standards by having diversity, while managing to tell an entertaining story without going too hard on the political stuff. Judging by the finale, I worry it will go into Mary Sue territory.
 
Simeon_Strangelight said:
Higgs Bosun said:
Got past the first episode but dropped it mid-way through the second after I realized the race-cuckolding was going to be pushed hard-core in this series. Much like seemingly all advertising featuring romantically linked individuals invariably showcases white female non-white male pairings these days, BOTH the "hot girl" characters on the show are white and their romantic interests are not. This is clearly by design, and the show's token red pills are not worth the emasculating racial cuckoldry they are chased down with.

Guess the ethnicity of the show's creator, by the way. :tard:

Compared to the current shows it appears to be Red Pill, but it isn't - it's the same liberal leftism with stronger Red Pill content. They will turn up the Social Justice in the next seasons - maybe even changing the titular super-hero fighter into the daughter.

The funny part is that the show in their current state has still far more globo-homo propaganda than your average movie from the 1980s or even 90s. It's just so "fresh" compared to the insane SJW indoctrination put out by all the others.

I could see Laruso's daughter beating Cobra Kai in the next tournament, and the hispanic kid goes back to being a beta since he was being "toxically masculine" before.
 
I enjoyed the show, but the "diversity" was bordering on ridiculous at times. The (male) bully actors would've been playing the bullied kids not so long ago.
 

Dr Mantis Toboggan

Kingfisher
Gold Member
Just watched it over the last 2 days. Very well written and some good masculine characters--Johnny and Daniel are both solid role models for their proteges, albeit in different ways. I also liked that they openly mocked the kid giving a SJW speech at the tournament.

RIslander said:
In real Karate the girls before puberty can match evenly with the boys. At least in the 1990's when I was a kid and did it. A real fight might be different but Karate requires skill as well as fitness. But these kids are 16 or so. Some girls will be able to fight the boys in competition at that age but I don't remember any ever placing in a tournament for sparring. I do remember some kicking ass when it came to kata performance though.

The other thing with the fat black girl--it was kind of a throwaway line, but Miguel did mention at one point that her father is or was an NFL lineman. Given those genetics I didn't think they showed her doing anything outrageous in the show--she caught Miguel by surprise in the initial fight, had a good power on her punch (the episode where Johnny had her punch the rest of the students in the face), and was strong enough to give some of the guys problems but ultimately couldn't hang with the more talented boys (she lost her second fight in the tournament IIRC). That's extremely unusual for a girl, but it's by no means unheard of--see female Olympic lifters or wrestlers, or Holly Mangold (sister of an NFL offensive lineman who was able to play offensive line in high school).

Likewise I don't think they had Daniel's daughter doing anything outrageous yet--she wasn't in an extended fight, the one or two times she was able to do something against one of the male characters it was purely by using surprise/speed, and an accidental glancing blow from Miguel that wasn't even aimed at her knocked her the fuck down. I do worry that they'll go SJW in season 2 and turn her into a super ass-kicker, but until it's released I'll give them the benefit of the doubt.

That said, Johnny still having oneitis for his HS girlfriend at age 50 or so kind of goes against the rest of his character.
 

Canopus

Kingfisher
Been watching it again and it's still really, really good a second time through...with one exception. I don't know anybody who likes Daniel's fat son. That kid makes every scene he's in feel like a "rejected" take from the season that got a bad sitcom cancelled. He just screams focus group, like somebody asks the writers to put in a character that can offer "social commentary" on the newest generation of kids' tech-addled, privileged, "snarky" attitudes and then give him some cheap Bart Simpson garnish, and the end result is the most annoying little fucker you've ever wanted to punt across a football field. I hope they write him off for Season 2 as busy getting his ass kicked in boot camp or something.

But yeah, probably my favorite show in at least a few years. I think what makes Johnny such a compelling protagonist is he has no bad scenes in the show. Only good and great. And Zabka just crushes it - one of those performances where the actor just totally disappears into the character. There are a lot of little nuances to his acting (like the way he has to wrestle a grin off his face when he sees Miguel actually took his advice and changed his ringtone to an 80's hit - you see so much of his original '84 character in that scene) that just make you feel how much time has gone by for Johnny and, simultaneously, how much time hasn't. That's a very powerful and very human situation. It's something that people would recognize and respond to whether the year was 2018 or 1918. Really hope Zabka picks up an award or two for his work here, he deserves it.

(Meanwhile Mark Hamill's got to go to his grave with a new generation that only remembers him as the creepy old guy who chugged green jizz from a giant space cow's dicknipple because it was, like, subversive and shit. Smh, dudes...)
 

LeoneVolpe

Pelican
Gold Member
I just recently completed the first season and I love it -- I can't wait for season 2! I've had more fun watching this series than any other in recent memory. Johnny is, without a doubt, my favorite character on the show. It's incredibly refreshing to watch a character who is unapologetically masculine and who isn't afraid of being politically incorrect, especially in this day and age.

I love the format of the show as well: 10 half-hour episodes. I wish more shows would do like what "Cobra Kai" does and focus on quality not quantity. I'm about to go on a mini-rant here, so bear with me -- take a show like "The Walking Dead" for instance. It's a 60 minute show that could easily be reduced to 30 minutes. Not only that, but how many episodes does "TWD" have per season? 20? 25? So many of those feel like filler episodes where nothing much happens. In fact, I'd say that for the most part only the season opener, midseason finale and season finale are interesting/exciting enough to even bother watching but I digress.

If you haven't seen it, I HIGHLY recommend checking out "Cobra Kai"! It's an excellent blend of action, comedy and drama with wonderful character development and overlapping stories mixed with some red pill wisdom, particularly from Sensei Johnny Lawrence. Two thumbs WAY up from me!
 

cascadecombo

Ostrich
Psygnosis89 said:
I enjoyed the show, but the "diversity" was bordering on ridiculous at times. The (male) bully actors would've been playing the bullied kids not so long ago.

That can be considered one of the points or unintended beauties of the first season.
Weak nerdy outcast gets some kind of power/ability to act, which in the show comes in the form of karatay choppy punchy kicky, and they use it zealously because they have no idea how to operate with power. Showing that power has the ability to corrupt.
 

Renzy

Pelican
Canopus said:

Slick teaser for Season 2 - really excited for Martin Kove as the "Anti-Miyagi" for this season.

I really enjoyed the first season. I just hope they don't screw the second one up with a bunch of grrl power nonsense with Daniel's daughter.
 

CaptainS

Hummingbird
More Johnny less Daniel.

And I hope Moon is in the second season:

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rapaz12

Woodpecker
Finally got around to watching this series. I really really enjoyed it; so much so that I finished it all in one fell swoop.

The jokes were really well executed. For example, I loved how they showed how Johnny has aged but really ignored all facets of current culture whether it be slang, internet, or even advertising.

It caught me off guard that the show didn't try to be super PC about everything too. So there wasn't really very much eye roll worthy moments in that regard.

I also think they did a great job with references to the original movie while still moving things forward to the current day.

Looking forward to season 2!
 

NoMoreTO

Ostrich
ahh somebody bumped the thread and I thought the new season was out. Not til fall as per google.

'Cobra Kai' Renewed For Season 2 By YouTube. YouTube has ordered a second season of Karate Kid sequel Cobra Kai. Starring Ralph Macchio and William Zabka, the 10-episode, half-hour series will begin production this fall and debut on YouTube Red in 2019
 

CaptainS

Hummingbird
NoMoreTO said:
ahh somebody bumped the thread and I thought the new season was out. Not til fall as per google.

'Cobra Kai' Renewed For Season 2 By YouTube. YouTube has ordered a second season of Karate Kid sequel Cobra Kai. Starring Ralph Macchio and William Zabka, the 10-episode, half-hour series will begin production this fall and debut on YouTube Red in 2019

According to the interwebs, we're a month away from the premiere of Season 2.

YouTube Premium has set an April 24 premiere date for Season 2 of its original series Cobra Kai, starring Ralph Macchio and William Zabka

https://deadline.com/2019/03/cobra-...youtube-ralph-macchio-martin-kove-1202571606/
 

Tytalus

Pelican
I've watched the series and liked it for all the reasons mentioned here. It's popular with my friends as well. Season 2 looks very promising!
 
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