As far as new TV shows are concerned, Apple TV+ does have its on high-quality roster, but Apple’s devices are also compatible with shows from other streaming services and that is why we have decided to present one of these shows for you today. Cobra Kai is actually a Netflix show, but its immense popularity has resulted in it being available on different platforms and Apple’s iTunes platform is one of them, which means that you can easily watch the show on your Apple devices wherever you are.
The official synopsis for Cobra Kai is as follows: “In the highly-anticipated return of two iconic characters, the arch-rivals from the legendary Karate Kid film series reunite over 30 years after the events of the 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament. Now living in the affluent hills of Encino, Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) leads an enviable life with his beautiful family, while running a successful string of car dealerships throughout the valley. Meanwhile, his high school adversary, Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka), whose life has taken a rocky turn, seeks redemption by reopening the infamous Cobra Kai karate dojo. Their lives inevitably become intertwined and the rivalry is reignited, setting forth the next generation of “karate kids” in COBRA KAI.”
Now, Cobra Kai really does feel like a Karate Kid for both old and new generations. It has everything it needs to attract old fans of the franchise, but is also highly appropriate for younger generations. Karate Kid is a classic and Cobra Kai really manages to find the right balance between everything we loved in the original and what modern audiences want from a high-quality TV show. This is, of course, expected from a Netflix-produced show and we are quite happy that the show is likewise available on iTunes.
So far, three 10-episode seasons have been released, with a fourth one on the way. Each season has received critical acclaim. The portal Rotten Tomatoes has rated the first season as follows: “Cobra Kai continues the Karate Kid franchise with a blend of pleasantly corny nostalgia and teen angst, elevated by a cast of well-written characters.” Praises were also directed towards the second season: “While Cobra Kai‘s subversive kick no longer carries the same gleeful impact of its inaugural season, its second round is still among the best around – no amount of mid-life crisis and teenage ennui’s ever gonna keep it down.” Finally, the third season was summed up as follows: “By pairing its emotional punches with stronger humor, Cobra Kai’s third season finds itself in fine fighting form.”
There is absolutely no doubt that Cobra Kai is a great choice for all fans of Karate Kid and martial arts, which is why we highly recommend you see it on iTunes as soon as possible!