This show really surprised me. They did a good job taking a show and making good with their budget. The writing was solid, the use of their set pieces brilliant, and the character acting and writing was better than some high budget Hollywood movies out there. I was actually surprised from the first episode how awesome the show looked. I honestly expected to see the budget show up in the film quality. Honestly the show really looked good. I just can not speak enough about how surprised I was. The shows picks up 34 years after the first Karate Kid showing the after effects of how that one kick changed their lives forever. For Danny Larusso it turned him from the broke kid from New Jersey into one of the most successful car dealers in the town. He literally rides that kick to success so much that he uses it in all of his car ads. And if that wasn't enough he passes out Bonsai trees to all of his customers. He has it all, the successful business, the house, cars, beautiful wife and family. He literally is living the perfect life. Meanwhile on the other side of that kick Johnny Lawrence is broke working odd jobs for money. He lives in a crappy apartment eating fried bologna and ketchup. All he has in this world is his vintage car, his beer, and his old 80's movies. He is literally stuck in the past trying to deal with the aftermath of losing the karate tournament while the rest of the world passes him by. Him not being able to get past that defeat has left him neglecting everything in his life including his teenage son. Whether you are a kid from the 80's who loved the Karate Kid movie or you are a millennial you will enjoy this show. This does an excellent job bridging those two generations. It touches on bullying back in the 80's versus now when kids are having to deal with the cyber bullying. It keeps the plot centered around only the first Karate Kid movie (the most iconic of them all) so you do not have to feel left out if you haven't seen the sequels. In fact many may consider this the future it deserves continuing the story. They managed to bring back some of main actors from the first Karate Kid movie so that it truly feels like you are getting to see where they are at since the first movie. Rotten Tomatoes currently has this at 100% and this time I agree with them. This is a brief review from what I posted on Twitter. To read more check me out on twitter to get the full review.