The original Knight Rider wasn't a groundbreaking phenom that reshaped the TV landscape or anything like that, but it was fun as hell and the camaraderie between Michael and KITT was excellent, and a joy to watch. The reboot took all the parts that worked and dumped them in the trash compactor and kept all the aspects of the show no one cared about.
This was almost as unnecessary as it was terrible. An unabashed attempt to cash in on the reboot craze that blew up spectacularly in the faces of all those concerned. It had none of the nostalgic appeal of some of the others on this list and it brought nothing fresh to the table either.
We might very well be made to eat our words in the near future as this show is still alive and kicking, and is heading into its fourth season, but so far they've frontloaded this reboot with nostalgia and not much of anything else.
Another amazing British show that offered up its soul on the damned altar of American remakes. It failed to capture any part of the spirit of the original that made it such a great show to watch. Everything was remixed over and over again until we were left with a husk that neither appealed to fans of the original nor the new audience they were trying to capture.
This show was supposed to be edgy and a damning satire on a lot of issues plaguing the world today. What we got instead was a show that made fun of highly charged issues just because. As a result, it got banned from airing in The U.S in its original form.
This is just one in a long line of British shows that networks have tried, and failed, woefully at remaking for their American audience. It didn't help that allegations of child pornography began to emerge not long after it began airing due to the nature of the scenes the underage actors were made to act out.