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WAY OF THE FIST

AN '80S CULT CLASSIC GETS A NEW LIFE, PASSING ON WAX ON, WAX OFF WISDOM TO A NEW GENERATION

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COBRA KAI

Premieres May 2, on YouTube Red

Hilary Swank jumping off rocks? Uh, no. Will Smith's son? Hard pass. This is the Karate Kid spinoff every Gen Xer has been waiting for. In a 10-episode series, villainous leg-sweeper Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka) has become a loser from Reseda, while Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) is a successful car salesman in the Hills. Some 30 years after their fateful fight, Johnny reopens the Cobra Kai dojo and revives the rivalry that launched a thousand crane kicks. "I was a marked man," Zabka recalls of sparring classes after the original came out in 1984. "The black belts all wanted to knock Johnny out."

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BEING SERENA

Premieres May 2, on HBO

A Vogue cover, 318,000 Instagram followers and now her own five-part docuseries—all before her first birthday. O.K., so maybe it's really about Alexis Olympia Ohanian's mom, Serena Williams. But you can bet the kid will play a big role in the show about Mom's comeback.

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NBA 2K LEAGUE

May 1, on Twitch.tv

The NBA's eSports league tips off with games broadcast exclusively on Twitch and featuring live commentary. Expect it to be more sophisticated than "BoomShakaLaka! He's on fire!"

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ENCYCLOPEDIA BLAZERTANNICA

by Roger Bennett and Michael Davies, out May 15

The oft-irreverent, always hilarious Men in Blazers offer the best prep for the World Cup in this tour through soccer history, hitting all the important things, like scarf tying and neck tats.