This. They briefly had Amanda paint some of the reactions as over the top until she experienced it herself. I actually think not having that kind of character lends more realism to the entire situation itself.I think part of what makes the show work so well is the lack of a grounding "whoa, this is nuts" character. That kinda meta nonsense is so hackneyed now.
We need a TIG revival. I remember thinking he was the coolest dude ever in John Carpenter's Vampires when I was like 10 or 11.I want to chime in and agree with @SFH that KKIII is a good film despite being very lazily written. One behind-the-scenes note I found interesting is that they changed Robin Lovely's character from Daniel's love interest to just his good friend as she was underage (16) at the time of filming.
Another funny thing is that Thomas Ian Griffith (Terry Silver) is actually younger than Ralph Macchio in real life. Makeup, costuming, and just genetics worked wonders as he looked way older than Daniel in the film.