* ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontWatch: Some forum posters that heavily, heavily bashed the new series admitted to just following the crowds. Other critics do watch the new show, and make very valid points.
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: The ThemeTune.
* FightSceneFailure: The fight scenes are pretty hilariously bad.
* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: The original is considered [[SoBadItsGood hilarious]] in Brazil, thanks in part to an extremely hammy dub. The Mexican Spanish dub averts this through, since the series is still popular in Mexico.
** The Japanese-dubbed version is as hammy as the Brazilian dub (You can watch a clip of that dub in the movie ''Mr. Baseball'').
*** Well, [[TropeNamer David Hasselhoff]] is the co-star of the show...
** The 2008 revival was immensely well received in some European countries, especially Spain.
* HilariousInHindsight: Hasselhoff played the Marvel character Nick Fury in a poorly received TV movie. The MarvelCinematicUniverse now features a much better received version of Fury...who has a talking car in ''CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier''.
* {{Narm}}: In the episode with KARR, the "No! ''NO''!" that KARR gave when [[spoiler:Michael overrode KITT to play chicken with KARR, knowing the latter would veer out of the way due to self-preservative programming, sending it off a cliff and to a rather [[MadeOfExplodium explosive demise]]]].
* SpecialEffectFailure: A lot of turbo boost shots very obviously ended badly for KITT's stunt double.
* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: When KITT the Pontiac Trans Am became a 2008 Ford Mustang [=GT500KR=] in the new series.
* TooGoodToLast: The 2008 revival in some countries.