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These Scathing Comments Prove Not Everyone Loves Cobra Kai

Continuing the story set up by the "Karate Kid" films, "Cobra Kai" takes on the daunting task of catching up with Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio), Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka), John Kreese (Martin Kove), and more decades after the beloved movies. Not only that, but it devotes plenty of time to fleshing out a group of franchise newcomers who've come to the Miyagi-do and Cobra Kai dojos for their own reasons. All the while, it promises comedy, action, drama, and everything in-between, so how has it performed with all of these elements so far?

As "Cobra Kai" Season 5 looms in the distance, most would agree that the first four seasons were great. They've struck a nice balance between originality and nostalgia and kept the writing sharp, amounting to a show that caters to longtime "Karate Kid" fans and new members of the audience alike. Sure, it's not perfect, few TV shows and movies are, but at least the negatives don't outweigh the positives, right? Well, in reality, not everyone is so infatuated with "Cobra Kai," and many agree that the bad more than outweighs the good.

According to these folks who had some choice words for "Cobra Kai," it's apparent that the show isn't nearly as widely-beloved as one might think. Here's why it didn't catch on with these people.

Folks haven't held back with their critiques of Cobra Kai

In a thread on r/DoesAnybodyElse, Reddit user u/antlerking81 wondered if they are the only one that doesn't care much for "Cobra Kai." As it turns out, they're far from alone in their stance. "I couldn't handle it. It was so bad!!! Watched like 15 minutes and was like, nah, I'm good," wrote u/Dizzy-Lizzy-4567, while numerous others expressed their hatred for its cliché, campy nature. Redditor u/namenumberdate commented, "I couldn't watch it for more than an episode. The acting and the scripts are so terrible and cheesy. Too much pandering, too," while u/Venti_icedwhitemocha simply called it "stupid."

As evidenced by these comments and numerous others in the thread, "Cobra Kai" isn't everyone's cup of tea for one reason or another. Still, those against the show must not outnumber those who do, hence why it's still going strong and likely will for some time. According to one of the program's driving creative forces, Jon Hurwitz, "Cobra Kai" and the Miyagi-Verse are far from over beyond Season 5. "All I can say is that we expect more Cobra Kai to come and that the Miyagiverse is far from finished," he revealed in a July 16, 2022, Twitter post when asked about what the future has in store.

At the end of the day, "Cobra Kai" hasn't pulled in all who've given it a chance, and that's ok. People have different tastes in their media, and for some, "Cobra Kai" just doesn't have the right stuff to keep them coming back for more.