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Knight Rider and Dexter

So there is very little to watch these days other than reality TV and Lost and now that the writer’s strike is over we can all rejoice because our shows are coming back. I miss Pushing Daisies and Cane and Desperate Housewives. However, what history has taught us about human nature is that we adapt to our circumstances. That adaptation has led me to watch shows that are dark and fascinating, like Dexter and the suprisingly good Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.

Roger, Jes’ husband pointed out that Leana Heady looks just like Michael Jackson… I didn’t think that, but now I do… take a look for yourself.

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So last night I caught up on the 2 hour season premiere of Knight Rider and was sort of bored and in awe at the same time. The Ford product placement and commercials were extremely annoying, but “KITT” was definitely the star of the show. With nanotechnology that quickly repairs bullet holes and broken glass, KITT is much cooler than his predecessor.

A cool cameo by David Hasselhoff is unexpected and appreciated at the end, but overall I thought the show was lacking. They just tried to fit too much into one show and they should have kept it simple.

Now, I just checked iTunes and you can download the entire first season of Dexter. Apparently it was on Showtime last year and now they are running it on primetime. Dexter is a sociopath that has a need for killing, however, his Dad taught him as a kid that when he gets the urge to kill he just needs to find someone that deserves to die. Scratch the itch, but make sure it’s a worthy itch I guess. It’s definitely a unique spin on a show that is mostly about murder. I mean, normally the one catching the murderers isn’t out killing people too. That stuff is normally saved for Lifetime movie of the week and James Patterson’s novel – Kiss the Girls.

So while you are waiting for your favorite show to come back, give one of these a try on and see how it fits.

Later taters.

By Evan Stark

Eddie Renz is an avid fan of Egyptology, Wilbur Smith and bacon. Not a fan of humility but often finds himself humbled when he is around people who understand numbers like the Fibonacci sequence and Pi.

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