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Thursday, May 21, 2009

Come back William Daniels, all is forgiven!

Sometimes, dear reader, I'll happily take a bullet for you, that's the kind of guy I am, and this weeks 9mm hollow point that struck me right between the eyes was Knight Rider.

NOOOO!!!! Not the fantastic original series starring the ultimate man's man David Hasselhoff. No, I am of course refering to the all-new Knight Rider starring some bloke called Justin Bruening (I'm not even sure how you pronounce it!) as Michael Traceur, estranged son of Michael Knight, and Hollywood star Val Kilmer as the voice of KITT, who clearly has fallen on hard times of late if he's prepared to be the voice of a car that looks like it's been sprayed with superglue then ram-raided through the window of your local Halfords!

To say that Knight Rider Mk 2 is bad, is like saying that Saddam Hussain was a cheeky wee scamp or that Victoria Beckham is a trifle needy.

No, it's SOOO bad that it makes you realise just how much The Hoff carried the original on his great big cheesy shoulders. The difference is that the original series always knew it was far fetched and never took itself seriously. This new one however, it's a hard-hitting drama all the way, in fact on at least two occasions in episode 2, the legend that is Justin Bruening started trying to act!

I was impressed.

Not enough to series link it however, unlike Jimmy McGovern's 'The Street' which I happened to catch purely by accident last night and remained glued to until midnight when it finished.

Fantastic writing, as you'd expect, and a brilliant performance by Mark Benton (the fat bloke from the Nationwide "new customers only" tv ad) as a down-on-his-luck postman whose life, well, basically just turns to shite around him.

I'd reccomend watching the rest of the series, but there's only one left, however it'll probably be a good 'un.

Toodle pip.

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