I have a confession to make. And it’s pretty embarrassing to admit.
I have recently become obsessed with Kyle XY, from ABC Family channel. The supporting cast are definitely not the best actors. The story has been very predictable so far. The morals of the the Trager family are less than appropriate for a family channel. And they always have a tug-at-your-heart-strings ending to every episode.
Then why do I love the show?
Well, first of all there’s Matt Dallas, the star of the series. The 25 year-old actor plays 16 year-old Kyle on the show. He does his best acting through just the emotions he exudes through his facial expressions. How a 25 year-old pulls off looking so young and innocent is beyond me. Though his pretty face and piercing eyes are a big help.
Kyle XY is a show about the making of a superhero. If I would have known that, I would have started watching from day one. As it is, I caught a rerun. Through which, I was immediately hooked and grabbed the remaining shows off iTunes. (There were only 10 episodes in the first season.) The reruns were playing as a catch-up and countdown to the debut of season 2 (which aired this past Monday night).
A young man wakes up to find himself in a forest, naked, with no memory of anything, and no bellybutton. Though Kyle has no memory, he does have an incredible mind and is able to learn very quickly. A psychologist takes the remarkable Kyle into her home; and it doesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t take long for her family to Ã¢â‚¬Å“adoptÃ¢â‚¬Â Kyle as one of their own. But who is Kyle? And where did he get his amazing abilities?
Kyle has a completely innocent nature. That is his most endearing quality. He is able to look at everyday habits, that most take for granted, and be completely objective. He has an inherent sense of right and wrong. When he is pressured to do something that he knows is wrong, he feels compelled to do the right thing, every time. HeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s super strong, has acute hearing, and can read an entire encyclopedia in a day. A bit like Superman? Sure. But this kid is a genetically-enhanced human (test-tube baby), and weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re just beginning to see some of his incredible abilities and figure out who he is.
So, cheesy family channel factor aside, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m hooked on Kyle XY and canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t wait to see where this show goes. And I have to say that this may be the only show that I’ve felt a compulsion to watch the episodes again, immediately, after just watching them all.
Marguerite MacIntyre as Nicole Trager
Bruce Thomas as Stephen Trager
April Matson as Lori Trager
Jean-Luc Bilodeau as Josh Trager
Chris Olivero as Declan McDunaugh
Kirsten Prout as Amanda Bloom
Nicholas Lea as Tom Foss
And catch Season Two on Monday nights on ABC Family.
– For you Canadians, it airs on SPACE: The Imagination Station & A-Channel.
– And for those in the UK, Kyle XY airs on Trouble channel.