We Don't Need More Cobra Kai
Today on Demise of Film, I'm going to talk about TV. Why? Because it's my website and I can talk about whatever I want. Also, I think this is something that we really need to talk about.
For those of you that don't know, Cobra Kai is a Y̶o̶u̶T̶u̶b̶e̶ ̶R̶e̶d̶ Netflix series that continues the story of Karate Kid. When I saw the first preview for this series, I thought it was going to be some dog shit Nickelodeon Teen Drama show. I can't find the old trailers now, but it was like "I'm Daniel LaRusso and I'm a family man."
"I'm Sam LaRusso and I am here to kick butt."
"I'm Johnny Lawrence and I have a no nonsense attitude."
However, I gave the show the benefit of the doubt and watched the first two episodes on YouTube Red. Then I signed up to finish the series. I enjoyed it and the show's sense of humor. I was nervous about Season 4 since that was the first season done by Netflix, but the series has remained consistently good. I know some people probably weren't fans of Terry Silver being brought in because they're Philistines who don't appreciate the greatness of Karate Kid 3, but I enjoyed the show all the way up until the finale of the fifth and, as far as I'm concerned, final season.
I say as far as I'm concerned because I feel the show ended where it needed to. Sure, there was a horror movie ending, but I'm a horror movie fanatic, so I enjoyed that aspect. The story wrapped everything up in a neat package. However, the fanbase is already begging for more.
I feel like this is a problem with a lot of shows. I really like Breaking Bad. However, I only watched two episodes of Better Call Saul. You can tell me that Better Call Saul is the best show in the world and I still wouldn't watch it because as far as I'm concerned, the story of Walter White is over.
I feel this is a problem with our society on the whole. We desire to consume, consume, consume when we should really be grateful for what we have. This is coming from a guy who has watched all the Friday the 13th movies. I'm happy with the ending of Jason Goes to Space and enjoyed what we had with Freddy vs. Jason. Do you know how crazy that was to get at the time? Sure, if they remake it we'll get all sorts of characters in there because people like money. Still a Freddy vs. Jason movie was something that sounded so wild at the time.
I digress. The point is that we have become obsessed with stories not ending, but stories need to end. My friend and I have been working on a series called Inosis. If we were to continue Inosis past a first season, it would become an anthology series. The world we created in Season 1 wouldn't be revisited because there would be no reason to revisit it. Sometimes you just need to know when to end a story.
That's why I don't want a Season 6 of Cobra Kai. I feel Season 5 gave us a proper ending and is the logical point the end the story. It was a special event that I followed for five years. It made me happy during the time we spent together. Anything more would be returning to the well.
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