The Knight Rider rewatch continues, out of a sort of fascinated horror.
As we're now into the proper episodes, the full intro in all its 1 minute + duration is there. I was faintly appalled to discover I can still join in word for word with the portentous voiceover, including the timing in "Michael Knight, a man who ...pause... does not. exist". That explains why remembering German verbs is a problem; apparently my neurons are all busy right now.
I'd also forgotten the inexplicable pre-intro montage of the exciting bits of the episode and the damsel-in-distress-of-the-week. I hadn't forgotten Bonnie; as an adolescent, I considered her appearances with big hair, white jumpsuit and the lip gloss were too short, but that's what imagination was for.
The music is intrusively bad, the heavy-handed zooms unsubtly yank your attention around -look! Over there! Something ... dramatic! - the acting is straight from the Joey Tribbiani school, and the writing is literally stomach-clenching at times. Oh, the pre-ad-break freeze frames, to let you appreciate a character in full emote.
The redeeming feature is of course KITT, who gets the best dialogue and is easily the most convincing actor on set.