TV Karate Kid TV Series - Danny vs Johnny 30 Years Later!

Fred West

Registered User
#51
It's clever, the writers aren't complete idiots, and while some of the dialogue is corny, the character arcs are interesting. We wind up feeling sympathy for Johnny and Daniel comes across as douchier with age.
I've only seen the first two episodes, which I enjoyed plenty, but it was so easy to telegraph what was going to happen. It's reassuring to read others say that the 10 episodes are worth it, but I've rarely watched anything so "on the nose".

In the first episode he can't avoid hearing/seeing Larusso everywhere, then his car gets hit by Larusso's kid and his car ends up at Larusso's showroom and Larusso pops out at the precise time needed to spot Johnny. Come on, now.
 

Fred West

Registered User
#52
Finished the 10 episodes. The general plot was good but, Jesus, was there some cringe. Every time Johnny was talking to Migel about "babes" I wanted to punch something. The dialogue was horrendously ham fisted at times.

Nobody seemed to respect the Larusso's privacy much. Migel, Johnny and Johnny's wanker kid all turn up there at different times and walk into his back garden.
Also thought it was funny that Larusso didn't seem to give a shit about his own son, but went to great lengths for Johnny's brat.

Having said that, I'd watch the 2nd season.
 

Radioguy

Having it my way since '98
#54
Nothing groundbreaking in that, but I'll watch.
 

Radioguy

Having it my way since '98
#55
Season 2 dropped a few days ago. I watched a few episodes already, and I'll eat my words. It's still good. They retained the cast, which is superb. Both the casting and the writing is so underrated here. Nothing is forced, the pacing is normal, and everything develops organically. Even the one-off characters are written well.

If they can get some of the Japanese characters from the second film in, we could have another season or two. Not sure this can go five, but I'd like to see it try. Perhaps they could finish with a Hilary Swank cameo.
 

Guilty Spark

It's freeing and refreshing
#56
They definitely have to bring Chozen from 2 and Mike Barnes/Terry Silver from 3 into the mix here.
 

Sinn Fein

Infidel and White Interloper
Wackbag Staff
#57
I'm already through S2. I thought it was great and am looking forward to S3.
 

Radioguy

Having it my way since '98
#58
They definitely have to bring Chozen from 2 and Mike Barnes/Terry Silver from 3 into the mix here.
Not sure about 3, as we got Kreese already, and the others from it (and the film itself) are weak. Doing 1-2 seasons developing Chozen...as some Japanese automaker exec out to ruin LaRusso would be fantastic.
 

Guilty Spark

It's freeing and refreshing
#59
Not sure about 3, as we got Kreese already, and the others from it (and the film itself) are weak. Doing 1-2 seasons developing Chozen...as some Japanese automaker exec out to ruin LaRusso would be fantastic.
Exactly. Sato was a great businessman in Okinawa (unfortunately that actor is dead) but Chozen can follow in his footsteps as a ruthless CEO.
 

Radioguy

Having it my way since '98
#60
Finished it. So great on so many levels. Just when you thought they were getting too Degrassi High, they were beating the shit out of each other.

The Doctor Who reference had me rolling.

Kreese's move was obvious from the beginning, of course. I take it they have Elizabeth Shue lined up for season 3?
 
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