Cobra Kai: Season 2

Cobra Kai: Season 2

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Taking place 30 years after The Karate Kid, this sequel series follows a middle-aged Johnny Lawrence looking to clean up his act and revive the Cobra Kai dojo. However, this respectable restart doesn't go down well with his old rival Daniel LaRusso...

2019USA
ActionComedy

Episodes

EPISODE 2.1

Mercy Part II

In the aftermath of Cobra Kai’s win at the Under... More 18 All Valley Karate Championships, Johnny questions his dojo’s philosophy and deals with a figure from his past. Daniel searches for the right way to respond to Cobra Kai’s dominance.

EPISODE 2.2

Back in Black

When Daniel starts teaching his first karate students, he questions... More whether he can fill Mr. Miyagi’s shoes. Johnny invents some unorthodox training methods with help from an unlikely source.

EPISODE 2.3

Fire and Ice

Daniel pulls out all the stops in an effort to... More recruit new students to Miyagi Do. Johnny reflects on some of the major relationships in his life - and responds to Daniel’s promotional efforts with his own.

EPISODE 2.4

The Moment of Truth

Daniel makes another attempt to promote Miyagi Do, and receives... More guidance in a familiar form. Johnny grows suspicious about Kreese’s backstory. A new Cobra Kai student challenges Miguel and befriends Aisha, while Robby revisits a past he’d rather forget.

EPISODE 2.5

All In

Daniel struggles to help a new student learn. Miguel makes... More a new connection, while Johnny tries to repair a relationship. Tensions between the two dojos build to a breaking point.

EPISODE 2.6

Take a Right

Daniel’s students are given a lesson in overcoming their grudges.... More Johnny spends some time away from the dojo, while Kreese exerts his influence.

EPISODE 2.7

Lull

To prepare his students, Daniel gives some new training methods... More a shot. Miguel puts a new lesson into practice. Johnny makes a tough but pivotal decision that affects Cobra Kai.

EPISODE 2.8

Glory of Love

Daniel works to make amends with Amanda, while Johnny is... More introduced to the world of dating apps. Complications arise when Miguel, Samantha, Robby and Tory cross paths.

EPISODE 2.9

Pulpo

Johnny cautiously takes a stab at love, while Daniel and... More Amanda enjoy a romantic date night. An attempt to bring the students of the two dojos together backfires as hostilities between the teens escalate.

EPISODE 2.10

No Mercy

It’s the first day of school at West Valley High... More but tensions between the two dojos have not cooled with the end of summer. And the rivalry between Daniel and Johnny comes to a head.

Cobra Kai: Season 2 | Reviews

90%31 reviews

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

It’s not until the second-to-last episode that anything approaching the goofball charm and wit of its freshman season arrives, and by then the entire narrative is so weighed down with the baggage of its sudsy dramatics that the show feels less like a witty relaunch of a beloved film, and more like a 2019 version of Beverly Hills, 90210...

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

There was a pleasantly surprising window where Cobra Kai felt like it was retelling those old stories in a new enough way. The novelty’s gone by now, though.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Season two is content to repeat many, or even most, of the beats from the first season, only without the freshness and genre-upending sense of surprise. The second season of Cobra Kai is too much of the same made with the expectation that the series can be an underdog forever.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

“Cobra Kai” is simply too accurately a product of that specific ‘80s franchise. Sure, it could change, but why should it? The series remains entertaining despite its flaws, and fortunately it has a hero that negotiates this disconnect between retro mindset and contemporary consciousness.

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Salon

Salon

Flawed as this second round may be, “Cobra Kai” remains worthwhile viewing with a slew of conversation starters, though perhaps not the ones that made the series worth recommending the first time around. But it remains entertaining enough to merit a sequel, even if only to find out whose way wins out in the end.

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CNN

CNN

Season 2 of the YouTube series is, if anything, better than the first -- a teen soap, largely, which also packs a wryly nostalgic kick.

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

Cobra Kai doesn’t live in the past; instead it hits viewers with bursts of nostalgia endorphins, leaving us giddy and defenseless against the next emotional wallop.

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Cobra Kai: Season 2 | Release Details

Cobra Kai: Season 2 is available to stream in New Zealand now on YouTube and Netflix.