Knight Rider Returns, Ratings Sputter

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Justin Bruening'sKnight Rider premiered as a TV series last night on NBC and I was wondering if anyone's impressions may have changed for the good or bad about the show? 


Personally, I view Knight Rider as another Baywatch or Las Vegas. It isn't "high concept" TV like LOST, or even this season's Fringe. It has action like Alias but nowhere near the layers of intrigue. Knight Rider is Cotton Candy TV, enjoyable to watch but not a lot of depth.

I'll be tuning in for a few more episodes but here are a few of my problems with it.

  1. Val Kilmer does a terrible KITT voice.
  2. Several of the supporting actors can't act.
  3. Most of the supporting characters don't have any layers or depth.

RELATED: In Knight Rider ratings news Live Feed is reporting that "Despite having the highest level of viewer awareness of NBC's new fall shows, "Rider" (7.3 million viewers, 2.4 preliminary adults 18-49 rating and a 7 share) opened in third place in the 8 p.m."