There are plenty of reviews out there for Cobra Kai Season 5. So, SciFiPulse thought we’d break from tradition and discuss the latest season a little differently. Here’s our view on what worked well and what issues we had with it . . .
This season was always going to heavily feature Thomas Ian Griffith as Terry Silver. It’s fair to say that it was definitely a season highlight. The inclusion makes you see that Kreese (Martin Kove) isn’t all bad. Thomas Ian Griffith does an absolutely fantastic job of making a genuinely slimy and horrible antagonist. You’re never on his side, even for a second. Now, we see much darker and developed character than we were shown in Karate Kid: Part III (1989).
Miguel’s Father and Miguel and Robbie
This plotline was seemingly set up to a big arc, but it didn’t turn out that way. Still, it was an important inclusion that some younger audiences will have found identifiable. The more interesting tension was between Miguel (Xolo Mariduena) and Robby (Tanner Buchanan). Both of the young actors did superbly and gave nuanced performances that wasn’t just typical teen angst. You could always see both perspectives and couldn’t root for one or the other . . .
A Series Ending: A Trick Missed?
Though Cobra Kai is hugely popular, it will have to end sometime. Perhaps Cobra Kai: Season 5 was a good place to finish things. Quite a few arcs seemed to have come full circle. We want to keep things spoiler free, so won’t say too much about specifics. Also, it would be a shame to carry on and on, and ruin what’s become a really fun and well written show. Hopefully the writers will find keep finding ways to keep things interesting and the stories engaging.
Going Forward . . .
It’s a little tough to tell where things will go next . . . Cobra Kai Season 5 was a really strong one for the franchise. As we’ve said, they definitely want to end on a high. The show can only last so long as the cast are looking more grown up now. What we do know is the tournament aspect will be elevated to new intensity in season 6 of the hit show . . .