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Primetime Show Reviews
"Knight Rider" Series Premiere
Review by Eva 10/5/08
Knight Rider Wednesdays 8 Eastern 7 Central NBC.
I was very excited about this show because I admit that the first version of
Knight Rider was a guilty pleasure of mine. It wasn't that I liked to watch
David Hasslhooff - I was a tomboy. I liked the car; to me, KiTT was the star
of the show, and in the new version, KITT is still the star of the show. I
love the special effects of the show now and that KITT can transform into
different car models depending on the situation.
The Knight Rider cast is headed by actor Bruce Davison, who plays Charles
Graiman, the head of Knight Industries, the super-secret agency that works
with the government. Justin Bruening plays Mike Tracer, a former Navy seal
who has fought in the war and for some reason can't remember parts of his
past. Mike Tracer later changes his name to Michael Knight after Knight
Industries fakes his death to protect Michael from people who are trying to
kill him. The show reminds me a bit
of the pretender because Mike finds out a little bit more about his past
that people from his own agency don't want him to discover.
The show tends to be slow in its story-telling, and towards the middle, you
find yourself thinking, "Shouldn't it have ended already?" In my opinion,
that was also what happened with the original show. I think if you want to
watch an action show with one awesome car, this is the show for you. It is
wonderful escapist television.
I am not sure it will survive on Wednesday night against hits like "Pushing
Daisies" on ABC and "The New Adventures of Old Christine", and the new
Unmarried" on CBS. I wish NBC would move the show to another night that
would give the show a better chance to survive. I give the show a 3 out of
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