The autumn leaves are falling like rain. Although my neighbors are all barbarians and you, you are a thousand miles away, there are always two cups at my table.

T’ang Dynasty poem

Ten thousand flowers in spring, the moon in autumn, a cool breeze in summer, snow in winter. If your mind isn't clouded by unnecessary things, this is the best season of your life.

~ Wu-men ~


Thursday, June 07, 2018

Review: Cobra Kai

I saw that YouTube had an original production of a sequel series to The Karate Kid, named Cobra Kai. It takes place in our current time, some 30 years after the events of The Karate Kid series of movies and lets us catch up with the lives of Daniel and Johnny.

I was pleasantly surprised with how good it was. This first season consists of 10 episodes, the first two of which are free on YouTube, with the rest requiring a subscription to YouTube Red.

The writing is tight. They pack a lot of story telling in each ~30 minute episode. Every the scenes with Daniel's goofy cousin Louie serves to advance the story.

The characters aren't the black and white cartoon characters we saw in the movies. We see that each of the major characters has a lot going on in their lives and is carrying a lot of baggage.

There as a lot of storylines playing out in the series and as in real life, they aren't quite separate. They bleed into each other to create new complications.

I really enjoyed it and I think that you would to.


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