Wednesday, September 24, 2008

a lone crusader

"Knight Rider, a shadowy flight into the dangerous world of a man who does not exist. Michael Knight, a young loner on a crusade to champion the cause of the innocent, the helpless, the powerless, in a world of criminals who operate above the law."

Tonight the new Knight Rider hit the TV waves, and oh what a terrible disappointment. We kids grew up without TV and sugar, but just LOOK at us! nearly totally almost completely unaffected! Each Sunday night we would head over to my Grandma Humphreys house for a healthy dose of both. She would feed us Lucky Charms and then send us to the TV room where all of us cousins would wait for Knight Rider to begin. My cuz Trent was pretty much the kid version of Micheal Knight, complete with the foxy curly hair (it was ah hem, permed), the confidence, and the fast talk. All of my memories of this sacred TV hour are that of nostalgia, and complete bliss.

So why why why then ruin a good thing?? This new Michael does not even wear a leather coat for crying out loud. The old Michael was Captain Smooth, and I trusted his instinct completely. The new Michael is a bit of a train wreck, although he does have hotness.

The thing is, I had a crush on K.I.T.T.. I loved the way his voice box lit up red every time he suggested something to Michael. He had the cool factor. Like a best friend, loyal and honest. Gosh I loved him. This new K.I.T.T. is unacceptable. He is a red blob and he talks WAY too much, especially when it comes to dating advice for women. Since WHEN did a computer know anything about dating? Are there girl computers and boy computers? If so, what defines hotness? A smokin mother board? I just don't buy it... this new Michael and K.I.T.T.. Bring back 1982. Bring back the old Michael and his leather jacket... along with his almost too short pants. Bring back large moussed man hair. Go crazy and bring back a hairy man chest to go with it. Go even crazier and mousse that man chest hair until it is fluffy. But don't try and recreate the best show in pretty much the entire decade of the 80's with a bunch of actors that probably were not even alive in 1982.

1 comment:

Humphreys Fam said...

Have to admit...I've never even watched Night Rider. Guess I was a bit too young for that one. :) However, the moussed chest hair is making me very interested. And the computer with dating advice, whoa, that put me over the top.