Friday, January 30, 2009

Knight Rider - "I Wanna Rock & Roll All Knight" and "Knight Fever"

I'm folding laundry today, which means time to catch up on some Knight Rider.

Okay, first off, this show has definitely turned into a reboot. They keep talking about how this KITT is the first successful AI, which would imply that they considered the original KITT a failure, which of course we know he wasn't. And they keep referring to the only other computer that was even similar to KITT being KARR... again, ignoring the original KITT. So I have to assume that this show is a reboot. Which means we'll never see David Hasslehoff on it again, and (sadder still) we'll never get to have the two KITTs meet.

But I really enjoy the ongoing subplot on how this new organization (what is it? The SSC? what's that stand for, anyway?) got started, the mysterious dark past with the failed KARR, and what it is they're hiding from Mike. I like the fancy headquarters and all the high-tech action and all the beautiful people. So while this isn't a great series, it's always fun to fold laundry to. (Better than A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila, anyway.)

The only thing that keeps this from being a great show (well okay, a non-laundry folding show) is too often they seem to not use common sense, because if they did it would ruin whatever plot they have going. Like in this case, Mike knows that he's risking KITT getting infected with the techno-virus, he no longer needs the extra manueverability, yet he doesn't bring KITT's shields back up. 'Cause if he did, the virus would have been contained and the show would have been over.

Ah well. Just look at how hot Zoe is and try not to think about it.

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