I finished it on Saturday and I loved it. I knew I would enjoy it but I was surprised with just how good it was. Zabka definitely shines as Johnny and does a great job. Macchio is good too and the younger cast is terrific. I liked the half-hour format (though each episode was 22 to 36 minutes long). It felt like the right length for each episode and made it perfect for binging. It told the story it needed to tell in that length of time. I can't wait for Season 2. On the subject of the later Karate Kid movies, they producers said that everything is canon (though I don't this referred to the remake in 2010). So just about anyone can show up.