Cobra Kai at Wonder Con 2019

Show No Mercy! a saying in Cobra Kai and I cannot wait for Season 2 to start, April 24th! Not only am I excited for the new season, but I was super stoked to have the opportunity to meet and talk with some of the cast members of Cobra Kai. What’s to come for Season 2, well from where we left off the rivalry has just begun with Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) and Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka) but also don’t forget about the Cobra Kai team vs Miyagi-Do, as Daniel LaRusso opens up Mr. Miyagi home as a dojo for his team with Robby Keen (Tanner Buchanan) and Samantha LaRusso (Mary Mouser) and also new members.

Our first interview was with the Series Creators/Executive Producers Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg, not only they were big fans of growing up with Karate Kid movies, but they also talked about creating the series, why they chose to take a different perspective on the continued story. Also gave an insight of which Karate Kid movie was their favorite. We might see some characters from the past in Cobra Kai as well…

We got to interview Xolo Maridueña who plays Miguel Diaz, a character that whom is not so popular and had dealt with some bullying and became Johnny Lawrence first student at Cobra Kai dojo. We talked about his experience on set, the training for the series. Although he says he is not a professional trained fighter as his character, he does have excellent reflexes.

Jacob Bertrand aka Robby “Hawk” Keen one of the most fast evolving character, from shy quiet bullied kid to a mohawk tattooed karate student, Cobra Kai dojo definitely boosted the character’s self esteem. But it won’t be the last we see the character evolve in the series little hints from Jacob Bertrand were suggested in the interview, so we will see soon on what’s to come! especially that he may have spoiled that there could be a Season 3 in the works!

The notorious character from the Karate Kid series has finally joined the Youtube series Cobra kai Martin Kove aka John Keen, to be honest when he came up to our table I was a bit intimidated because he has such piercing eyes, but he is really and truly a sweet guy. During the interview he told us about his career as an actor and a bit of behind the scenes of The Karate Kid, how he was separated from the kids on set just to make more intimidating the young cast. He also talked about how he and William Zabka were trying to write out a script way before the Cobra Kai series had started, of their characters coming back together and of course talks about the relationship of Johnny and John and how it may resurface in the second season.

Last but not least William Zabka, not only he was excited and grateful for Cobra Kai to happen but also talked about the relationship with the two characters of Daniel LaRusso and Johnny Lawrence and what the future will hold for Cobra Kai, and of course we talked about the famous theory of Johnny Lawrence being the REAL Karate Kid and that Daniel LaRusso was the Real bully in the movie, he very obliged by the theories that spread like wildfire. He also spoke about his scene on How I Met Your Mother after the interview when he revealed himself on Barney’s birthday and it was all done in one take, he was told he only had one chance to get it right with his lines and taking of the clown makeup and costume! sadly we didn’t get it on film, but it was pretty cool to hear about that scene.

I Am The Night: Phenomenon Interference

Since Episode one of I AM THE NIGHT premiered last Monday, Im sure many of you have done your research about the characters that are based in this series. Fauna Hodel is a real person! She was adopted by a black family after birth and lived as a mixed race individual until she went searching about her real family. George Hodel is also a real person as well who is played by Jefferson Mays, a Los Angeles Doctor who was involved in many scandals and infamous for illegal abortions. Jimmie Lee is another real person, who in fact adopted Fauna from her birth mother Tamar Hodel. Sadly Jay Singletary is a fictional character and not a real person.

Fauna Hodel finally arrives at Los Angeles, staying with relatives as she tries to contact her grandfather, but instead gets in contact with Corinna Hodel (Connie Nielsen) wondering why she looks so familiar, Connie Nielsen also starred in Patty Jenkins popular movie Wonder Woman as Queen Hippolyta. Warning Fauna to “Stay away because he is a dangerous man.” but that doesn’t stop her from trying to get in touch with her Grandfather. Cut to Jay Singletary continues working on the pursuit of the Bloody Romero, but still cannot let of a story that wrecked his career.

Fauna gets in contact again with Corinna Hodel and meets up at her house, she later learns that her mother Tamar Hodel is dead, but Fauna feels that it is entirely untrue. Corinna takes Fauna to a museum, as Fauna wanders the gallery, she runs into a mysterious man and later Corinna reveals a fact about Fauna that can’t believe. Until next week we will see what will Fauna do in her quest to find her Grandfather and her true identity.

Written By Tiffani (Comic Realm with Tiffani)

TNT'S I AM THE NIGHT ''Pilot''

I Am The Night is finally here! based on true events around the Black Dahlia murder and what happened after. Follows a girl named Patty ( India Eisley )who is a mixed raced girl in Nevada. Recently she has been followed by a white man in a black car and soon finds out she is not the person who she thought she was. She soon finds out that her name is not Patty, it is Fauna Hodel. Fauna confronts her mother Jimmy Lee ( Golden Brooks ) and also finds out Jimmy Lee isn’t her real mother and her family is from California, but also warns her not to pursue any more information. Fauna later seeks out to find more information and finds a number that could be her grandfather, as she calls her grandfather requests for her to come down to Los Angeles. Fauna takes the offer and leaves for California.

The series also brings another main character in the series, a tabloid reporter named Jay Singletary ( Chris Pine ), who suffers with PTSD and is trying to gain back respect, due to his coverage on the Black Dahlia Murder and the Hodel family which he accused of George Hodel, a respected Doctor in the Hollywood community who was one of the prime suspects on the case.  I Am the Night is a limited series written by Sam Sheridan and directed by Patty Jenkins who also directed Wonder Woman and the upcoming Wonder Woman 1984  brings a mystery in a time period in Los Angeles that unfolds a young woman’s life discovering about truth about her family and her biological mother, and  a reporter who is haunted by his past and a career.