1st, its a different age, we must expect a different KITT.
I watched all 3 eps, and loved the special effects, the characters are believable, the talent can act, and the plot is good. What I noticed were that at some points the story lines were a little cheesy, but I can just image that it can be difficult to blend in the tech with the romance with the action & lets not forget a little drama. I think its cool when KITT goes into attack mod, fin up and engine out, but it would also have been cool to have more bite, like with spikes coming out of the wheel wells in car chases, or a taser system to knock out unwanted hackers. If he is able to knock a missile off course, he should be able to detect and/or challenge a hacker.
However, the topper that will keep me watching KR is KITT's new ability to shape shift in to the vehicle he needs to be. I love it. I love the plane too, nice new twist, and it will be interesting to see how it is used. =D