As a preface to this question, I will say I only know what I see about the new Karate Kid series (Cobra Kai) from YouTube commercials.
I am wondering if William Zabka's Johnny is now more a sympathetic character than he was in the original movie (1984). In that feature, his character seemed to vex Daniel at every turn to the point where he was seen as the bad guy.
In the last 10 years, Johnny's character has become sympathetic in hindsight due to How I Met Your Mother's character Barney's portrayal of Daniel as the antagonist. Popular culture gravitated to this perspective and many sites and YouTube clips came out thereafter painting Daniel as the real villain.
So my question is, does this new series play into this popular culture of the last 10 years? Is Daniel painted now more of a villain, and Johnny more of a hero?