The hit Netflix series Cobra Kai has been kicking ass for the past three seasons, and fans of this series are going to learn that season 4 will not be any different! Of course, we all know that Cobra Kai season 4 will debut on December 31, but thanks to our friends over at Netflix I was able to watch season 4 early, and all I could say when it was over was “WOW”! Here is my non-spoiler review of Cobra Kai Season 4.
Cobra Kai Season 4 Review
As a movie fan, I know how much I hate spoilers so I am going to do my best in making this a non-spoiler review. At the end of Cobra Kai Season 3, we saw Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) and Johnny Lawrence (Billy Zabka) do what we all thought was impossible and team up to combine Miyagi-Do and Eagle Fang to take on John Kreese (Martin Kove) and Cobra Kai. The three senseis agree to face off at the 51st All Valley Karate Tournament where the losing Dojo must hang up their gi and walk away.
So where do we start for season 4? Well, we pick up right where we left off. LaRusso and Lawrance begin training their students for the All Valley Karate Tournament. Of course, just like any new relationship, there are a few road bumps along the way but it is those road bumps that make this season more interesting. Also added to this season is the return of Terry Silver (Thomas Ian Griffith). I will not go into many details about his return, but if you thought he was crazy in Karate Kid III just wait until you watch Cobra Kai Season 4.
Of course, we can not leave out the students in this review. Sam LaRusso (Mary Mouser), Miguel Diaz (Xolo Mariduena), Hawk (Jacob Bertrand), and Demetri (Gianni Decenzo) work on bridging the gaps left between Miyagi-Do and Eagle Fang as they train for the All Valley Karate Tournament. At the same time, Robby Keene (Tanner Buchanan) and Tory (Peyton List) are ready to strike first, strike hard, and show no mercy as they go all-in for Cobra Kai.
My Final Thoughts
For those that are expecting another season of non-stop unrealistic fights maybe a little letdown. In Season 4 we do see fewer fights but we get a lot better character building. LaRusso and Lawrence still are fun to watch together because you never know what is going to happen or what Lawrence is going to say. Also, I will say as each season moves on I am finding myself liking Lawrence more and more, and believe it or not LaRusso a little less.
I know I said that there was less fighting in Cobra Kai Season 4, but that actually made this season feel more realistic and more interesting to follow. Also, the addition of Terry Silver to this season, made it even better. And for those that would like to see something new, don’t worry there are also a few new characters that contribute in a big way. Oh yeah, like I said I don’t want to spoil anything but you just might see some old characters make an appearance as well.
With all this and the huge curveball, the writers throw at you at the end of this season, it easily makes Cobra Kai season 4 the best season to date. So, get ready for December 31. Cobra Kai Season 4 is a must-watch. Really the worst part of all of this is now having to wait for season 5.