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Netflix 'Cobra Kai' Season 5 Review: This season's 10 episodes stand out for humor and warmth

As we know Mr Miyagi's greatest lesson was 'patience is of the utmost importance,' this season will highlight that in many instances
'Cobra Kai' Season 5 featuring Ralph Macchio, Yuji Okumoto, Courtney Henggeler, William Zabka in a production still (Netflix)
'Cobra Kai' Season 5 featuring Ralph Macchio, Yuji Okumoto, Courtney Henggeler, William Zabka in a production still (Netflix)

Disclaimer: contains no spoilers for 'Cobra Kai' Season 5 on Netflix

Netflix has been doing exceptionally well when 'Cobra Kai' comes into question, the light-hearted series has been nothing but a feel-good show for everyone out there. As the viewers know it is a spin-off of the OG 'The Karate Kid' movie franchise so the series has the OG students of then as Senseis now. Although it has its own twists and turns some instances take the viewers to the old times and showcase situations of the movie. Anyhow, it has done wonders and proved itself to be a binge-worthy series! 

In Season 4's last episode of the series, we see how Terry encourages Tory to fight dirty, but Kreese intervenes. Tory wins the match allowing 'Cobra Kai' to win the tournament overall, and Terry announces his plans to start franchising 'Cobra Kai'. After the match, Tory catches Terry bribing the referee. Robby breaks down about his failure to mentor Kenny to Johnny, and the two reconcile. Kreese gets arrested for Stingray's attack after Terry frames him. Miguel heads to Mexico in search of his biological father. Daniel enlists Chozen's help to defeat 'Cobra Kai' once and for all. 


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As we promised, no spoilers will be given out so the storyline of the series is just as what is written in the synopsis for the series. It is following the shocking results of the All Valley Tournament. In season 5 viewers will find Terry Silver expanding the Cobra Kai empire and trying to make his "no mercy" style of karate the only game in the town. Kreese will be shown behind bars as he was arrested in the fourth season's last episode, and Johnny Lawrence setting karate aside to focus on repairing the damage he’s caused. Daniel LaRusso ends up calling on an old friend or two for help.

If we focus on the storyline, it was humorous, frivolous, and had its fair share of ups and down which will keep the viewers wanting more and captivated all throughout the episodes. Speaking of episodes, all the actors did justice to their characters and did a stellar job portraying them individually and combined. The cinematography of the series stands out to be commendable so kudos to Cameron Duncan once again for capturing and delivering the Miyagiverse so beautifully. Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg, and Josh Heald has helmed the project marvelously. 

'Cobra Kai' has worked best when all of its most important pieces are involved in the same story, sharing the screen and playing off one another. It is exactly what we get in the final five episodes of Season 5, it will surely give the fans everything they love about the series. Safe to say without giving much away it might take a little while to get there. But as the fans already know, in all of Mr Miyagi's greatest lessons, "patience is of the utmost importance." 

This season too has 10 episodes where all the heartfelt melodrama and the story will unfold. Overall, Season 5 has done exceptionally well on all grounds and will surely keep the fans craving for season 6 as the story ends on a cliffhanger. 

Witness it yourself when 'Cobra Kai' Season 5 premieres on Netflix on Friday, September 9, 2022.