Cobra Kai season 5 scores 100% on Rotten Tomatoes hours after Netflix launch as Daniel LaRusso returns to screens
Posted by  badge Boss on Sep 11, 2022 - 12:11AM

has scored a perfect 100% score on Rotten Tomatoes, as critics are clearly gushing over .

The show – which is a spin-off of the Karate Kid franchise that began way back in 1984 – has been a hit among  users since moving to the streaming service for its third season on January 1 2021.

The show follows the original Karate Kid – LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) – all grown up but still facing grief from his high school bully Johnny Lawrence ().

Season four saw the two enemies put their differences aside as they attempted to overthrow the corrupt Sensei Kreese (Martin Kove) who was threatening to lead a new generation of kids astray.

Now, , fans have been thrown back into Karate Kid nostalgia and have left raving reviews.

Having launched on Netflix on Friday, September 9, audiences have rated season five 100% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Cobra Kai is back on our screens! (Picture: CURTIS BONDS BAKER/NETFLIX)
Martin Kove is back as Sensei Kreese in Cobra Kai (Picture: Netflix)

In the new season, the futures of the rivalling dojos are up in the air as Terry Silver (Thomas Ian Griffith) works on expanding Cobra Kai and fights to prove his style of karate is the best around town.

Meanwhile, Kreese is behind bars while Lawrence has taken a step back from fighting, leaving LaRusso to depend on Chozen Toguchi (Yuki Okumoto) for some backup.

The new season is following in the footsteps of older ones, as the first won 100% critics score on Rotten Tomatoes, while season two, three and four all gained 90% or more.

The hit series is a reboot of the Karate Kid (Picture: CURTIS BONDS BAKER/NETFLIX)
Alicia Hannah-Kim stars as Kim Da-Eun in Cobra Kai (Picture: Netflix)

Meanwhile, the audience score for season five, not including the 27 critics ratings, comes in at 97%.

Along with Macchio and Zabka, Courtney Henggeler, Xolo Mariduena and Tanner Buchanan have also returned as Amanda LaRusso, Miguel Diaz and Robby Keene respectively.

Other main actors reprising their roles are Mary Mouser (Samantha LaRusso), Jacob Bertrand (Eli “Hawk” Moskowitz), Gianni DeCenzo (Demetri Alexopoulos) and Martin Kove (John Kreese).

They join Peyton List (Tory Nichols), Vanessa Rubio (Carmen Diaz), and Dallas Dupree Young (Kenny Payne).

Cobra Kai is available to stream on Netflix.