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Missed this thread -- will have to go back and read it all, but was aware of this when it released and thought cool but a little gimmicky.

Started watching and really like it. William Zabka is a much better actor than I ever thought he could be, and the premise and execution is well done and even endearing.

Really, really good show.

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Karate Kid will always be near and dear to me..  84' was the best year ever..  I was 12 years old.. had a brand new dirt bike.. spent the Summer riding, playing baseball, swimming in our pool and eati

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Anyone remember a movie Macchio made in between the first two Karate Kid films called "Crossroads"?

It was basically the same concept except for a guitar in place of karate, and instead of a showdown with the school bully it was a battle against the devil. 

A reboot would include Jami Gertz and Steve Vai. 

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2 hours ago, Encyclopedia Brown said:

Anyone remember a movie Macchio made in between the first two Karate Kid films called "Crossroads"?

It was basically the same concept except for a guitar in place of karate, and instead of a showdown with the school bully it was a battle against the devil. 

A reboot would include Jami Gertz and Steve Vai. 

Crossroads was awesome. Interestingly Vai was the one who played the Paganini classical piece that Ralph used to beat the devil. 

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12 hours ago, bigbottom said:

Crossroads was awesome. Interestingly Vai was the one who played the Paganini classical piece that Ralph used to beat the devil. 

Great movie, great trivia on Vai playing the Pagannini piece.

I believe that movie was based on blues legend Robert Johnson.

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15 hours ago, bigbottom said:

Crossroads was awesome. Interestingly Vai was the one who played the Paganini classical piece that Ralph used to beat the devil. 

Ry Cooder did a lot of the guitar work, too, iirc. Loved that movie.

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A third season of “Cobra Kai” was supposed to hit Netflix Jan. 8. But the streamer announced Thursday that it has moved the show’s premiere up a whole week to New Year’s Day.

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Not through the whole series yet, but I do have a question.

So, Terry Silver copied the look of the guy he got killed in Vietnam? That’s sad...

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On 1/1/2021 at 5:34 PM, KarmaPolice said:

Damn, guys- what's the rush? 

Found myself binging more than I wanted to last night before bed. 

It's just an enjoyable watch. Even the guest stars were great, if a bit cheesy and predictable.

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9 hours ago, bcdjr1 said:

Not through the whole series yet, but I do have a question.

 

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So, Terry Silver copied the look of the guy he got killed in Vietnam? That’s sad...

Yeah, that was a big time fake out.  I can almost hear the conversation in the writer’s room. We’ll have a ponytail guy, but then we’ll have him get killed!  People will be so confused!!!

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3 minutes ago, -OZ- said:

Found myself binging more than I wanted to last night before bed. 

It's just an enjoyable watch. Even the guest stars were great, if a bit cheesy and predictable.

It was so bad, but in a completely awesome way. This may be favorite season of the three. The Facebook photo montage was hilarious.

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I also liked how they brought back the formula from the films where Daniel learns a move that helps him win the fight (crane, drum, kata, and now Miyagi-do pressure points).

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I am so hit or miss with this.  I find the need to hit every beat, one-liner, scene from the Karate Kid movies to be to a new level of distracting this season (I know a bit of that is on me for watching those movies too many times), but keep watching mostly for Johnny.  

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41 minutes ago, KarmaPolice said:

I am so hit or miss with this.  I find the need to hit every beat, one-liner, scene from the Karate Kid movies to be to a new level of distracting this season (I know a bit of that is on me for watching those movies too many times), but keep watching mostly for Johnny.  

Johnny Lawrence is easily in my top five favorite tv show characters of the last five years. 

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38 minutes ago, bigbottom said:

Johnny Lawrence is easily in my top five favorite tv show characters of the last five years. 

The show really excels when it was about the Johnny/Daniel reversal and seeing it more through Johnny's eyes.  For me I think where it started going south is when Kreese took over so much screen time.  I find him pretty cringe-worthy.  

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28 minutes ago, KarmaPolice said:

The show really excels when it was about the Johnny/Daniel reversal and seeing it more through Johnny's eyes.  For me I think where it started going south is when Kreese took over so much screen time.  I find him pretty cringe-worthy.  

I am four episodes into S3, but I agree with this.  A 70-year old man, who looks 85, still trying to act all bad ### and whatnot comes off as pathetic. His old, flabby arms do not help the look either. :lol: 

The show is still good, nostalgic fun, but this tendency for violence to break out at any time is a bit much.  "What, you looked at me funny? Fine, I will karate kick the crap out of you and break your ribs!!" 

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It’s hard to believe that Ralph Macchio will turn 60 years old in November and Pat Morita (Mr. Miyagi) was only  52 years old when the 1st Karate Kid movie was released in 1984.   

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2 hours ago, Ghost Rider said:

but this tendency for violence to break out at any time is a bit much.  "What, you looked at me funny? Fine, I will karate kick the crap out of you and break your ribs!!" 

What's the point of all of that practicing if you can't break a few ribs?

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3 hours ago, Ghost Rider said:

I am four episodes into S3, but I agree with this.  A 70-year old man, who looks 85, still trying to act all bad ### and whatnot comes off as pathetic. His old, flabby arms do not help the look either. :lol: 

The show is still good, nostalgic fun, but this tendency for violence to break out at any time is a bit much.  "What, you looked at me funny? Fine, I will karate kick the crap out of you and break your ribs!!" 

...not just that, but QuickBooks won’t give me a refund since I had bought into Kreese’s Koala Kai reformation. 

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10 hours ago, KarmaPolice said:

I am so hit or miss with this.  I find the need to hit every beat, one-liner, scene from the Karate Kid movies to be to a new level of distracting this season (I know a bit of that is on me for watching those movies too many times), but keep watching mostly for Johnny.  

It took me a few minutes to remember what Ali was referencing with regards to a broken transistor radio. That would seem to be an odd thing to bring up after thirty years apart, but I thought it was kind of clever.

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Yeah would be better with way less kreese.   Still love it though

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On 1/1/2021 at 12:31 PM, Alex P Keaton said:

Just watched the first 3 episodes of the new season. Episode 2 was hysterical.  My son couldn’t stop laughing at various moments.

Episode 2 was fine but I did not find it hysterical.  Other episodes in the season were much funnier.

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12 minutes ago, Gally said:

Episode 2 was fine but I did not find it hysterical.  Other episodes in the season were much funnier.

Yeah, not sure what was so funny.  After 4 episodes, my biggest laugh was probably Johnny trying to sell back the laptop.  "The battery died".  "Did you plug it in?" "You said it was wireless!" 

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Just finished the season.  We all loved it.

I am so embarrassed I did not realize that was Terry Silver until the very last second of the war flash back scene.    Very cool. 

I like Mary Mouser in her role as Sam but my god did she get all her athletic ability from her on screen dad :)  I am not sure they could have cast some one who looks and moves less like a martial artist than her.

Payton List's boob job was entirely unnecessary.  She was fantastic looking and now looks all out of proportion.

I was bummed that Aisha was written out of the season but producers have hinted that she could come back.

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1 minute ago, NewlyRetired said:

Just finished the season.  We all loved it.

I am so embarrassed I did not realize that was Terry Silver until the very last second of the war flash back scene.    Very cool. 

I like Mary Mouser in her role as Sam but my god did she get all her athletic ability from her on screen dad :)  I am not sure they could have cast some one who looks and moves less like a martial artist than her.

Payton List's boob job was entirely unnecessary.  She was fantastic looking and now looks all out of proportion.

The soccer playing was worse than the karate....

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Just now, belljr said:

The soccer playing was worse than the karate....

It was so cringe worthy watching her play.  She could barely run with the ball.  I guess the show does not believe in stunt doubles which is probably for the best.

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I thought season 3 kept getting better as it went along. The Johnny Lawrence parts carry the show, and I understand why they use Kreese as the big bad, but he does get too much screen time. I like the acknowledgment of the second and third movies in Daniel's B story too.

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1 hour ago, Gally said:

Episode 2 was fine but I did not find it hysterical.  Other episodes in the season were much funnier.

It’s possible I flip-flopped it with another.  Binged it all and frankly they run together after awhile. Which did you enjoy the most?

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39 minutes ago, JB Breakfast Club said:

I thought season 3 kept getting better as it went along. The Johnny Lawrence parts carry the show, and I understand why they use Kreese as the big bad, but he does get too much screen time. I like the acknowledgment of the second and third movies in Daniel's B story too.

Johnny remains the heart and soul of the show, but the Okinawa scenes were my favorites of this season.  Chozen’s redemption - I’m here for it

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24 minutes ago, Ted Lange as your Bartender said:

Johnny remains the heart and soul of the show, but the Okinawa scenes were my favorites of this season.  Chozen’s redemption - I’m here for it

The scene with the little girl that Daniel saved, all grown up now, that was one of my favorites of this season and of the series.

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