‘Wax on, wax off.’ If you are a child of the 80s, you will love Netflix’s Cobra Kai.


By SARA VANDEN BERGE


If you’re wondering what my weekend plans include, I’m not ashamed to say that binge-watching Netflix is topping my list of things to do.


Before I go any further, I’m going to make a wild assumption that you kids who grew up in Texas in the 1980s loved The Karate Kid movies as much as we did in California. The movies were a cult classic when I was in high school and all the girls went wild for Daniel LaRusso played by Ralph Macchio.

But not me. I crushed on bad boy Johnny Lawrence played by William Zabka.

The series (there are three seasons so far) is an extension of The Karate Kid movies and catches up with Daniel and Johnny as adults.


I won’t blow the storyline by telling you much more (I just finished the first season), but Daniel and Johnny still don’t like each other very much.


Cobra Kai also comes with a whopping dose of nostalgia: Flashbacks from the original movies, 80s music and a setting that takes place in our old stomping ground of Southern California.


And, oh yeah, Johnny is still a babe.

Cobra Kai is a blast from the past definitely worth watching, and if you are looking for something new to keep you entertained, this is it.


It’s a series you will be able to “wax on,” but you won’t be able to “wax off.”


Even our kids love it. In fact, they are the ones who told The Husband and I about it.


Once they finish Cobra Kai, I will demand (like a Sensei) that they go back and watch the originals.