Disclaimer: there will probably be spoilers. Despite the fact that this has little chance of being public for a long time.
Over the weekend, I shotgunned through season 2 of Cobra Kai. I admit that I liked season 1 more than I thought I would, but it had no shortage of some eyerolling moments that were both funny, but tickled the nostalgia factor to where it was somewhat acceptable.
However, after the first season, I was very dubious and had plenty of doubts about the direction of the show going into the second season. As clever as the writing of the first season was, it was somewhat predictable, and I had some very strong predictions going into S2. Needless to say, given the fact that I had low expectations that were surpassed going into the first season of the show, I was kind of back to being skeptical about the quality of the second.
Ultimately, the vast majority of the things I predicted about S2 of Cobra Kai, basically came true. The return of John Kreese at the end of S1 meant that there would be something of a faction system within the dojo. The cheesy love triangle between Samantha, Miguel and Robby came true, although it kind of turned into a square with the introduction of the pleasantly surprising Tory character. Johnny would get involved with Miguel’s mom, and Daniel LaRusso would have some personal struggles balancing his hectic professional life with the world of karate.
I had all of these predictions, and every single one of them came true. The writing of the first season basically laid the groundwork down for each of them, and the it’s been so linear, that it’s almost more impossible to deviate from it than let it ride its course.