PHOENIXZERO wrote:Sex sells when you have the inability to write without depending on it to make up for your own lack of creativity or actual writing talent. Anyone can write in a scene that's just pointless T&A, hell they don't even require any sort of writing, just a camera and some chicks dancing around while you shoot close ups. I don't mind it sometimes, but they're just waaaaay to dependent on it.
I wholeheartedly agree. Way too much sexual content, that and all the side stories of all the characters takes time away from what is important... And that is the partnership and bond between one man and one car.
I find this KR08 very shallow in that it lacks the depth of the original KR - compassion, commitment and dedication, altruism, determination, really caring for others... all these things came out in TOS and Michael, Kitt, Bonnie, Devon, RC and April reflected these characteristics. A class act. Some can argue that was then, but virtues don't go out of style. Can the writers of KR08 please see this, or are they too busy writing sex? Again I agree, lack of creativity... So they just throw some sex and T&A in there. What do the writer's think we are, mindless dweebs?
KR08's ratio of fluff in the form of sexual content vs. meaningful content is way off balance. It takes the lion's share of the show. TOS had some bikini scenes and such, and some implied sexual overtones, but it was subtle and not in your face compared to KR08. Considering all the episodes, TOS's occurrences overall was relatively low. Any sexual content could be overlooked because TOS was much more than that. It had substance, it had a firm foundation.
Sexual harassment in the SSC:
1) Voyeurism. Billy and Zoe watching Sarah and Mike. Billy and Zoe in Kitt eating popcorn watching Sarah and Mike. Sarah watching Mike and the girl (Knight of Hunter). Carrie, Zoe and Sarah watching Dr. Graiman. Oh for crap's sake, it just seems like every episode someone is watching someone else!
2) Sexual tension. Sexual talk in the form of innuendos, references and outright blatant remarks such as your father and I had lots of sex. Lovely.
3) Casual sex as displayed by Billy’s one night stand and Dr. Graiman’s intentions to do an overnight at the green woman’s hotel.
Overall, there is just too much sexual content, it's taking over. Hopefully maybe when the retool/reboot happens they'll have more money to dedicate to what Knight Rider is supposed to be... a knight rider. NOT a soap opera drama! This kind of stuff belongs in other shows, not KR. Not to this extent.
Sky_Blue_Civic wrote:I agree Phoenix!IMO,KI3T's the real star of the show!Make him do something awesome-that is what is going to bring in the viewers.If they improve on the writing,I don't think sex will be needed at all.Good writing can surpass a lot of flaws in TV shows!
Others have said it, but I'll say it again. Mike and Kitt need to be the focus and that includes more action and Kitt not playing a background prop. Who didn't love the scenes where Kitt would "fight" alongside Michael by driving himself and using his car doors to kick the bad guys, LOL!
Sorry for the long post but I've been feeling the same way and am expressing pretty much the same things that others that have felt this way have said. Maybe if our posts are being read by GST or company, something could change.