The third season of Cobra Kai is receiving extremely positive reviews. The rating of this martial arts series at the review aggregation site Rotten Tomatoes is 97 percent impressive.
The season has been praised for its action, humor, writing and performance.
Critical consensus reads, “Combining his emotional punches with strong humor, Cobra Kai’s third season recovers well.”
Created by Cobra Kai, Josh Heald, John Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg, The Karate Kid is the sequel to the film series from the 1980s. The series first debuted on YouTube and quickly gained popularity. It was acquired by Netflix in June last year. It has already been renewed for a fourth season.
Nick Allen of Rogerebert.com wrote in his review, “With its flaws in season three, Cobra Kai not only honored, but mastered, the karate kid of storytelling.”
Rafael Motamayor of Slashfilm said, “In the age of reboots and sequels, Cobra Kai continues to make the case that there are still ways to recycle 40-year-old characters and stories and make them fresh, timely and necessary.”
Ed Powers of the Daily Telegraph noted in his review, “Looks bleak yet there is a spring in Cobra Kai’s step.” While it acknowledges the emotional pain of its characters, it never follows through on this point.
Alex McElvie of the AV Club said, “Season three pummels keep you up with enough broad laughter and over-the-top twists to get you back into your television dose, no matter how many times it’s back in Hokum.”
Darren Fritch of Entertainment Weekly stated, “A high-energy performance for the youth in rebellion, with an ever more sensitive portrayal of middle-aged remembrance. It was Cobra Kai’s one of the cleverest reboots in our melancholy-drunk era Reaffirms in form. “
Cobra Kai Season 3 debuted on Netflix on January 1.