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10 hit movies that found another life on television
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10 hit movies that found another life on television

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2018 Tribeca Film Festival - "Tribeca: TV: Cobra Kai" Screening

Actors Billy Zabka, left, and Ralph Macchio attend a screening of "Tribeca: TV: Cobra Kai" at the SVA Theatre during the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival on Tuesday, April 24, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Brent N. Clarke/Invision/AP)

What would Mr. Miyagi think?

“Cobra Kai,” a sitcom based on “The Karate Kid” franchise, made the jump from YouTube’s pay streaming service (YouTube Premium) to Netflix on Aug. 28. Ralph Macchio and William Zabka reprise their respective roles as titular karate kid Daniel LaRusso and bully Johnny Lawrence. As adults, the roles have reversed, with Johnny reopening the old dojo to give a new group of outcasts self-confidence, while Daniel has become something of an arrogant success.

With a 94% rating on Rotten Tomatoes for the first two seasons, it’s likely there will be more to come. (Netflix has announced a third season set to debut next year but has not given a specific date.)

After getting a karate fix, here are 10 other hit shows based on movies to check out:



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