You know, I think this could actually work pretty well. Or, scale back the obliviousness to something more like short-term memory loss and blackouts.
Don't get me wrong, I love goofy Inspector Gadget. But I'd like to see at least one incarnation to take a more serious approach, even if it isn't gritty. I mean, I've been hearing people say they wanted to see a Noir and/or Cyberpunk Gadget for two decades. If not longer.