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Into the dangerous world of a man who does not exist...
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Quote When it comes to naming my all time favourite movies or video games, it changes depending on my current mood. But my favourite television show has remained the same for all my life. It's a television show with David Hasselhoff. Nope your wrong, its not Baywatch, its the shadowy flight into the dangerous world of Knight Rider!

Knight Rider follows the adventures of Michael Knight, a cop who gets plastic surgery, a new identity, a new life, a new purpose - to fight criminals who operate above the law. He just hasn't got himself to battle these criminals, he has the world's best car - KITT - the Knight Industries Two Thousand. They both have a team back at base, Devon Miles, the head of the organisation that Michael belongs too, and Bonnie, KITT's mechanic. This is a basic concept that seems simple enough, but it the show has a lot more to it than that.

Michael Knight is your typical knight in shining armour. He has excellent fighting skills, known for his hutches and unique style of logic. Hundreds of criminals have fallen to Mr Knight over the course of the series. The other part of the duo is KITT. KITT is the most advanced, fastest and complex car ever built. It can talk, go to speeds over 200mph, and use numerous gadgets to stop the bad guys.

Wow you may say. Because KITT has a personality, he becomes much more than a prop, or a car. KITT becomes... human. The way KITT interacts with the main characters in each story, and especially with Michael, Devon and Bonnie, is a unique feature to this show, and one of the many reasons why it works.

KITT also has a range of gadgets which are used within each show. Some are used on a regular basis, while others are used on a few times in the series, or even just once. KITT's most used feature is definitely the Turbo Boost. With this, KITT can leap into the air, which comes in most handy in most chases. Ski mode is used regularly too, where KITT travels on two wheels at will. KITT can also drive by himself, usually under Michael's instruction, which is a unique concept to this show. It brings out the child within you of this incredible car.

Of course with any TV show, there are some terrific episodes, and some average at best. I'm glad to report that the majority of the episodes featured on knight rider are excellent. Seasons 1 and 2 are arguably the best, with classic stories centring around Michael, KITT, the foundation or the villains.. Although the quality of some episodes are not as high in season 3 and 4, there are still loads of classic episodes too.

Of course, one of the most well known things about the show is the incredible opening sequence. Filmed in the deserts of America, it was a unique and breathtaking introduction at the time, and 30 years on, it still remains one of the most iconic introductions ever created. The same can be said for the brilliant, brilliant, brilliant theme, which nearly everyone on the planet either knows or has heard it!

I remember watching this series before nearly everything else, that's how much it's been part of my life. The show may not be as popular or well known as the likes of The A-team or Magnum, P.I., but the show isn't as less good. I may not of given the show justice of what I have written down here, but it's show that the whole family can enjoy. Children, Adults, Parents, Grandparents, the list goes on. It's just good honest entertainment, which never gets bogged down by complicated plots or hard to follow scenes. I'd just wish that the 2008 reboot did the same...


Closing Thoughts
Classic Classic
I remember watching this series before anything else, that's how much it's been part of my life. It's a show that the whole family can enjoy. Children, Adults, Parents, Grandparents, the list goes on. It's just good honest entertainment, which never gets bogged down by complicated plots or hard to follow scenes. It's fun, simple as that.

My One Big Highlight
SpidermanOne of the most well known things about the show is the incredible opening sequence. Filmed in the deserts of America, it was a unique and breathtaking introduction at the time, and 30 years on, it still remains one of the most iconic introductions ever created. The same can be said for it's brilliant theme, which is still as ironic!
Elephant In the Room
elephantWith any TV show, there are some terrific episodes, and some average at best. The majority of Seasons 1-3 are excellent. I love this show, but even I have to admit that season 4 (especially towards the end) quality did drop off compared to the other seasons. It still managed to have some great episodes, just not classic ones.