New Knight Rider Sucks Ass

Monday, February 18, 2008



Seriously, who the hell is in charge of making these shows? I really tried to give this show the benefit of the doubt. I used to watch the show as a kid and it was one of my favorites. I always loved the idea of a super-intelligent car. I fully understand that nothing is as good as you remember it from your childhood. So with this understanding, I decided to watch this show and keep an open mind about it. But the problems for the show were many.

  • Nanotechnology to solve all problems - I think a writer read the word 'Nanotechnology" somewhere and decided that it would be great to use this cutting edge development in the show to solve all ills. It makes KITT bullet proof, allows him to morph into different shapes, allows him to change colors, and it seemingly makes him invulnerable to accidents. Lets just ignore the fact that nanotechnology is a technology in its very early infancy, good thing to know it will be able to cure all the worlds problems going forward
  • Dumb FBI agent - How dumb do you have to be to let the bad guy plant a fake sheriff at the scene of the crime. Wouldn't you wonder where the backup is? Wouldn't you somehow confirm that this guy is who he says he is?
  • David Hasslehoff is my Father! - Seriously, how lame is it that the new Michael's father is the old Michael Knight. That is just horrible storytelling.
  • One Big Ford Advertisement - OK, you are going to make the most high tech car out there and you are going to make it a Ford Mustang? Are you crazy? I've driven a Mustang, highly overrated. I can even get over this fact though. What really bothered me was that it was painfully obvious that the whole show was one big Ford commercial. Every car shown was a Ford. And this show is taking place in California. Have these people been to California? Lots of Hondas and Toyotas, not so many Fords.
  • The Show just wasn't that interesting - Lame plot. A contrived love story. Nothing new or original.
I will give this show one more chance. I MIGHT watch the next episode. Hopefully this was just a bad show as they geared up to a more exciting series.

16 comments:

Patricia said...

You're much more patient that I was. I stopped watching after hour one. At some point in hour 2 I clicked back and the girl was asking the guy why he blew her off. Disgusted, I clicked away. I couldn't care less. And I don't have high hopes for the series. Shame too because I was looking forward to it.

wappie said...

This remake -IS- an injustice to the original series. It doesn’t even compare. The Mustang is a nice car, but ITS NOT KITT! Its not about "The better car" its about staying true to the original. You wouldn't remake Herby The Lovebug with a frigging Scion Shoebox, or remake Dukes of Hazzard with a Dodge Viper. So why butcher Knight Rider with a car that looks like fantard Photoshop? It makes ZERO sense and it alienates the hell out of the original fanbase. I'm gay, but the lesbian cops and the "Maybe that's why 75% of marriages end in divorce" quip were too much, even for ME. I didn't tune in to be preached to, I tuned in to watch a car TURBO BOOST over stuff and crash through some walls. NIETHER of these things occured throughout the entire 2 hours. YOU SUCK, NBC!

This would’ve made a way better KITT.
(Not photoshop, actual custom)
http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r243/kitsune_baka/KITT3.jpg

wappie said...

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r243/kitsune_baka/KITT3.jpg

www.knightreplicas.com

Anonymous said...

Agreed. Sucked. Terrible disappointment. Writers -- please go back on strike, we don't need you ruining our childhood memories any longer.

Anonymous said...

the butched the new knight rider,

the voice acting for kitt sucks more than anythign ive ever hear before, the acting is terrible, story is terrible and just everything plain sucks. example:

scene where they pull girl out of car, theres like 300 employees all yelling at eachother , running around like idiots like wtf is this nasa ? than they shoot her with some bs gun that instantly brings here out of her coma. suck my ass.

this is a failure of epic proportions and it makes me want to punch a cactus.

youtube.com/thedeftgamer

steve said...

i saw one episode and that was enough for me, i cant belive how piss weak the acting was

Anonymous said...

Terrible in every sense of the word. My seven year old said, "Dad, this is the worst."

Genius quote.

paul said...

Screw that 97 firebird, the mustang looks better when they don't rice the hell out of it!

I'd have rather seen kit reborn as a classic 67 pontiac firebird.

The new kitt is super duper gay! I've never seen so much crap stuck on a car.

paul said...

Screw that 97 firebird, the mustang looks better when they don't rice the hell out of it!

I'd have rather seen kit reborn as a classic 67 pontiac firebird.

The new kitt is super duper gay! I've never seen so much crap stuck on a car.

Anonymous said...

For lack of content and lack of good casting they try and make every show all about T & A. Every show someone has to be 'making out'. Written by junior high schoolers for junior high schoolers. That's all the show is. Annoying video effects and hype. Annoying to watch. Twenty minutes worth of 'content' stretched out to 60 minutes (i.e. w/ commercials). Bad casting, bad script, bad 'effects'. National Broadcasting Crap at it again.

Anonymous said...

They really failed miserably with this one. Everything is wrong. It's a huge insult to intelligence.

Anonymous said...

Here we are a year later and this dumb show is still on. I have yet to see any bit of it as it's always poised against shows that are number 1 in the ratings. It's like NBC knows they can't possibly get the viewers in this time slot so they just throw a token show at the time slot.

Anonymous said...

I say it was ok but however the music destroys whole knight rider theme and sounds a bit too cheesy because of the stupid rock music they've put.

Bob marly said...

I say it was ok but however the music destroys whole knight rider theme and sounds a bit too cheesy because of the stupid rock music they've put.

Anonymous said...

You know why I hate this show? THE CAR IS TOO DAMN COCKY!!! Let me explain:

SomeBadGuy: Hey that car just talked!

SomeOtherBadGuy: So? So does mine, it's called GPS! (wtf?)

KITT: Oh yeah, can your car do this? (then he does something, possibly just killing them, I don't care...)

At that point i changed channel and started completely avoiding that STUPID SHOW!!!!

Remember the old Knight Rider... An AI who was actually kinda funny, with dogs peeing on him and stuff... those were the times... but that NEW KITT is just... just... AAAARGH!!! There are no words that can describe how much ass this thing sucks... Let me make one up:
Since it blows, AND sucks, it BLUCKS!!!

New Knight Rider, the bluckiest show in history!

Srimantha said...

F*** New Mustang and new dumb Michael Knight!!We need our sweet and smart Pontiac Trans Am and David Hasselhoff back..if NBC cant do that,just STFU without ruining da early KITT And Michael Knight s population...suckers!!