After the phenomenon of episodic fiction based on “Karate Kid”, here are a top five recommendations, completed with “Fargo”, “Bates Motel”, “Westworld” and “What We Do In The Shadows”.
Good movies, or blockbusters, tend to be the source of franchises, which are then extended to infinity. But also They are the origin of series that take up their spirit and delve into the characters, tell their origins or what happened to them after the events of the mother story, as in the case of Cobra Kai.
Cobra Kai It is one of the phenomena of Netflix in full quarantine. Since its premiere it has been among catalog favorites.
There are countless examples of serialized movies. Go here a selection of five of the most recommended for streaming at present, starting with the continuation of Karate Kid. Of Westworld a What We Do in the Shadows, passing by Bates Motel and Fargo.
Available on Netflix
Originally emerged in YouTube Premium, the two-season series, with twenty half-hour episodes, is a sequel to Karate Kid (1984). 36 years after that film directed by John Avildsen – winner of an Oscar for Rocky-, the production reissues the old fight between the enemy dojos: Cobra Kai and Miyagi-Do.
Characters they are the same from those years: the blond Johnny Lawrence and the good Daniel LaRusso, also played this time by the actors William Zabka and Ralph Maccio. But time did its thing and life treated the two very differently, who are already fifty with a journey.
Available on HBO Go
Robots mingle with humans to challenge their financial and earthly tyranny. They become aware of themselves to rebel against the hierarchs and repressors of flesh and blood that endanger the planet. This is the warning of Westworld, the suspense and science-fiction series that already has three seasons and 28 chapters.
This series created by Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan (the brother of British director Christopher Nolan) chose to simplify a plot riddled with twists and turns loosely based on the 1973 Michael Crichton film of the same name.
The one who headed the bald Yul Brynner and who was seen repeatedly in Super Action Saturdays, on the old Channel Once, and it was a classic for children’s birthdays.
Available in Movistar Play
New Zealand gave the world two of the great comic talents of the 21st century: Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement. Waititi gained worldwide fame thanks to Thor: Ragnarok, but if Marvel had an eye on him it was for his previous works, several created in collaboration with Clement.
One of them, perhaps the most successful, was the movie What We Do in the Shadows (“What we do in the shadows”, but here it reached theaters and Netflix -it is no longer in the catalog- as Vampire House), a mockumentary that showed the lives of four hundred-year-old vampires who lived together in a house in Wellington. A genius that deserved to have a life beyond its hour and a half of duration.
The series, which already has two seasons and twenty episodes, retains the same idea of the feature film, but the location changes (it takes place in Long Island, New York) and the vampires who share a home. Now they are Nandor The Relentless (Kayvan Novak), a great warrior and conqueror of the Ottoman Empire, leader of the group; the British Laszlo (Matt Berry), a libertine who is in a relationship with Nadja (Natasia Demetriou), a Romanian vampire.
Along with them is a “daywalker”, the clerk Colin Robinson (Mark Proksh), a vampire who does not feed on human blood, but on their energy. In the gothic mansion also lives Guillermo (Harvey Guillén), the relative of Nandor: that is to say, the human who serves and protects him, with the hope of one day being turned into a vampire himself.
Available on Netflix