Cobra Kai - Season 2 [Spoilers]

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  1. robojerk

    robojerk Well-Known Member

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    Cruel summer.
     
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    The ending of episode 6 was perhaps the most expertly laid Easter egg I have enjoyed in any TV series, ever.

    Dealing with the shock and sadness over Tommy’s loss.
    The ambulance arrives. Too late. He’s gone. They put him in... a body bag.

    I was HOWLING! So well done. I loved it.
     
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  3. jsmeeker

    jsmeeker Notable Member TCF Club

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    It was fun to go back an re-read the season 1 episode 10 thread. Wishes do come true.


    I guess we can discuss the whole series here without spoiler tags?
     
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    I didn't catch that, but now that you point it out it does make me smile.

    I wonder if they came up with that whole plot angle just so they could do that bit?
     
  5. Fofer

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    I’d love to know the backstory on how they decided to do it. It felt meticulous to me. Not too heavy-handed. Morbid and funny. While still being respectful it was also ridiculous, which isn’t always easy to pull off.

    One of the show’s creators tweeted that that moment might be his favorite thing he’s done in his entire career:

     
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    We're they the original actors replaying their roles as the other Cobra Kai guys?
     
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    Yes
     
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    There's a good youtube video somewhere (sorry, I can't find it now) where they go through all of the throwbacks in the show to the movies, and WOW, there were a lot. All really well done. Yes, all the original Cobra Kai members played themselves. The one who didn't want to do it was the one who was in jail (in the show, not reality).

    All I could think is wow, Billy Zapka aged a lot better than they did!
     
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    That would be "Dutch," played by Chad McQueen, the son of Steve McQueen.

    [​IMG]

    Incidentally, Dutch being in jail is one of the only clues that law enforcement does, in fact, exist in the Karate Kid universe.
     
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    Perhaps it's this one, about Season 2?



    I also found this one that dissects Season 1:

     
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    That's what I thought. But was not totally sure.

    And yeah, I had the same observation about who aged better.
     
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    At least 2 of the actors seems to be almost 10 years older then Johnny though.
     
  13. jsmeeker

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    So... let's discuss how our main character a little bit.


    First, the fun stuff..

    It was fun to see how out of touch he is with technology. Issues with the laptop. His smartphone. lol.. Good stuff there.
    And then he tries to date. Using an on-line app. hehehe. Sets up a profile.. Mentions he likes Iron Eagle in his profile.. LOLZ. So awesome. Good call back to season 1.

    And the serious..

    He tries to do right. May not always take the best approach, but he really wants to be a good person. Tells Kreese to get lost right away.. But sees he is down and out. So he tries to help. Kreese is doing bad stuff.. He's not liking it it. But keeps him around, seemingly against his better judgement. Even his old Kodra Kai buddies know Kreese is bad news. Things come to a head. Kicks out Kreese. YEAH!!!

    But then Kreese comes back.. Steal Kobra Kai away from him..

    Damn.. Feeling bad fo Johnny again.
     
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    robojerk Well-Known Member

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    Johnny is a guy, not a bad guy, but a guy who never learned how to not be selfish and show compassion for others. His role model was an jack hole.
    He sees he needs to change things for the better in season 2 and takes some steps in that direction. Problem is that he is kind of in too deep. Hawk seriously needs therapy of some sort. He attracted that new girl who probably had some heart breaking back story but she's vicious and wants to hurt others. Then his son drama.
     
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    It sounds like you're talking about Tory ("with a y") but Miguel attracted her, not Hawk.
     
  16. robojerk

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    Yeah.. I got distracted during that post.. I meant Johnny got her in the dojo...
     

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