Sitcoms keep trying to come up with unique premises to capture the attention of jaded viewers. “Knights Of Prosperity” employs this technique by making the show all about robbing Mick Jagger. Their gang of misfits comes up with one clever idea each show that along with some luck manages to get them one small step closer to pulling their modern-day Robin Hood heist. Rockerfeller, the big guy with the deep voice is hilarious – he’s got some of the best lines, some of the best looks, and is put into some of the most absurd situations. The other characters in their crew are either fine (leader Eugene and buddy Squatch) or annoying (cabbie Gary or mensch Louis). And then there is Esperanza who while being fantastic to look at, seems to have some of the least useful lines – perhaps the writers don’t know how to write for a woman? Overall, the show has a great sense of humor but I think the writing should be a little stronger for it to truly prosper.
A highlight of the show, and this is not an insult, is the opening! Paul Shaffer’s outstanding theme song (David Letterman is an exec producer) not only rocks, but also summarizes the show in a very succinct 30 second set of lyrics apparently sung by the actor who portrays Rockerfeller. The video production for the opening is almost as good and while being modern in style, manages to also be 70s-retro. And be sure to stay tuned for the end when the song returns with the Knights parading in t-shirts which in the most recent show, were accompanied by large pink fur top hats (a prop used during the episode).
Rating: 7 (out of 10)