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Kyle XY




smalltalkdan

Reviews: 2
Fun, surprising and more than it seemsRating: 6 likes, 2 dislikes
This is one of those rare TV shows that appears to be one thing (in this case, sci-fi) but is in reality this plus much more. At a trivial level, Kyle XY looks a great deal like Beverly Hills 90210 - teen high school angst, with an added dollop of mysterious science. But the show quickly became more than this - it has layers of mystery, romance and science fiction that somehow manage not to fight one another. In fact, these elements seem to work together to produce satisfying and often touching stories.

There are elements and characters that seem overplayed (Amanda's mother is a good example), and story lines that require disbelief to be suspended beyond reasonable expections (Andy's cancer cure, and the implication that Kyle did it), but on balance Kyle XY is a fun, surprising show that plumbs depths significantly beyond the expected.

Review posted on Sunday, March 9th 2008 at 1:07 am

itaintrite

Reviews: 4
Kyle XY is PROOFRating: 2 likes, 0 dislikes
That family shows don't have to be over cheesy or filled with teen angst.

Kyle XY is about a young boy who fell from the sky (figuratively) trying to live a normal life with a family. Oh, and he has no belly button (literally). And that makes him special. How special? Telling you would be spoiling. I will tell you that the show does has its chick-flick moments, but way more cool ones.

If you like scifi shows, but non-geek-friendly, then this is probably a show for you.

Review posted on Saturday, December 13th 2008 at 4:08 pm

Parker

Reviews: 15
Kyle XYRating: 1 likes, 1 dislikes
the pilot of this show really got me hooked. Matt Dallas is narrating everything from his point of view as he wakes up in the forest, not having any memory of who he is, or what he is. this pilot is one of the best i've seen i think, and it makes you wonder what's really going on. he is really like a 16 year old CHILD, being curious of everything, and wanting to explore everything he sees around him. all though I'm not a fan of narrating, and it sounds a little bit stiff when Dallas reads the script, I chose to ignore it, and really focus on his acting and the atmosphere the creators of the show is trying to make. I have to say, throughout all of season 1, I was hooked and thought it was exciting and confusing, but once you get a hold of what's going on, it kinda slows down a bit. Kyle's foster brother Josh has his notebook where he writes down everything Kyle does that's weird, in his theory of Kyle being an alien. and the fact that Kyle doesn't remember anything and has a remarkable ability to learn anything, doesn't have a bellybutton, etc, really makes you agree with Josh's silly little notebook. it's hard to write a describing review about this show without spoiling anything, so I'm trying to write this and adjust it for you if you haven't seen the show yet. what I can tell you though, is that you can make up your own theories of why Kyle is how he is, but I can almost guarantee you that you're wrong. I love to be wrong. I hate it when I predict the events (not psychically of course, but obviously, as if you go "ah i bet this and that is going to happen next"), but this show challenges you. at least the first season, and somewhat the second season too. but as I said, once you have a certain idea of what's happening, there's not much left to explore... sure there are some mystery about it all, and the character Kyle himself IS interesting just for being there, but when they take the science of the show and turn it into fiction AS IF it's science, it gets a bit bold. I was so happy when they announced Kyle to return, but when I saw the returning episode, i had forgotten about the clichés and the obvious drama happenings, as if they have to adjust the science fiction to a wider audience. a lot of the dialogues are a bit dull, and the typical "i love you/i hate you" romance drama is of course included. the good things about this show, however weigh up for the dull parts (yes, lori/declan +obvious cliche misunderstandings), and it's a good show. without spoiling anything, I also find Jessi (appearing in season 2--->present) very interesting. and of course it helps a lot that she's frikkin beautiful. I've never liked the romance cliché's in this show, but as I said, the good parts weigh up for it, and it's a show with few 'filler' episodes, intriguing storyline, and interesting characters.

Review posted on Monday, March 2nd 2009 at 3:33 pm

In_Correct

Reviews: 7
I Do Not Like This:Rating: 1 likes, 6 dislikes
Sorry People, but I do not like this series. I never did, nor was I able to watch ABC Family ever since they had broadcasted this series. It bothered me at the very beginning when they showed the commercials. and I certainly hope this isn't a new show trend... Kyle's defect is preventable.

Review posted on Sunday, November 25th 2007 at 11:20 am



Warning: Kyle XY guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Scripted
Genre: Drama | Family | Mystery | Sci-Fi | Teens
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: ABC Family ( USA)
Airs: Mondays at 09:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: June 26, 2006
Ended: March 16, 2009
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