Kyle XY

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  • TV-14
  • 2006
  • 3 Seasons
  • 7.5  (30,330)

Kyle XY is a science-fiction drama that premiered on the ABC Family network in 2006. The show follows the story of Kyle, a mysterious teenage boy without a belly button or any memories of his past. The series is created by Eric Bress and J. Mackye Gruber, who also wrote and directed the 2004 film The Butterfly Effect.

The titular character Kyle is played by Matt Dallas, who brings a charming and innocent quality to the character. Kyle is discovered naked and wandering in the forest by the Trager family, who take him in and become his adoptive family. The Tragers include father Stephen (Bruce Thomas), mother Nicole (Marguerite MacIntyre), and their children Lori (April Matson) and Josh (Jean-Luc Bilodeau). While adjusting to his new life, Kyle quickly displays extraordinary abilities, including heightened senses and intelligence.

As Kyle tries to uncover the mystery of his past, he strikes up a relationship with classmate Amanda (Kirsten Prout). However, Kyle's abilities and his past catch up to him when he becomes the target of a secret organization known as Latnok. The organization is headed by Professor William Kern (Nicholas Lea), who claims to have created Kyle in a laboratory as part of an experiment in genetic engineering.

The show explores the themes of identity, family, and the dangers of unchecked scientific experimentation. As Kyle learns more about his abilities and his creation, he must also navigate the challenges of adolescence and fitting in with his peers. The Trager family, particularly Nicole, become integral in helping Kyle understand what it means to be human and the importance of connection and empathy.

The cast of Kyle XY is well-rounded and includes many talented actors. Jaimie Alexander plays Jessi, another genetically-engineered teenager who becomes a central character in later seasons. Chris Olivero also stars as Declan, Amanda's ex-boyfriend and Kyle's rival for her affections. Other notable guest stars include Ally Sheedy, Cory Monteith, and Taylor Kitsch.

The show's visual style captures the Pacific Northwest setting with its dark and moody tone. The cinematography and lighting are particularly noteworthy, particularly during the scenes in the woods and the Trager home. The use of slow-motion and intense sound effects during Kyle's displays of his abilities adds to the tension and excitement of the show.

Overall, Kyle XY is a well-crafted and enjoyable science-fiction drama that explores complex themes with heart and humor. Its talented cast and creative team make it an engaging and thrilling watch, perfect for those who enjoy a good mystery or coming-of-age story.

Kyle XY is a series that is currently running and has 3 seasons (43 episodes). The series first aired on June 26, 2006.

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Bringing Down the House
10. Bringing Down the House
March 16, 2009
After discovering Latnok's true purpose, Kyle enlists everyone to stop it at all costs, but keeping all his cover lies intact and protecting Jessi may endanger the operation.
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
9. Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
March 9, 2009
Kyle risks losing Cassidy's trust when he begins a deception aimed at discovering Latnok's true purpose, and Jessi, devastated by their discovery, has a hard time putting aside her emotions. Elsewhere, Josh plans a perfect farewell for Andy.
Tell-Tale Heart
8. Tell-Tale Heart
March 2, 2009
What Jessi and Kyle find in Cassidy's safe sends them searching for the truth about Sarah Emerson, but Jessi's unrelenting method may endanger her life. At home, Declan finally puts his foot down, and Josh already misses Andy.
Chemistry 101
7. Chemistry 101
February 23, 2009
Kyle deals with Jessi's announcement and jealousy over Nate, and Josh reels from Andy's news. Meanwhile, Kyle - still suspicous of Cassidy - makes a plan to expose him.
Welcome to Latnok
6. Welcome to Latnok
February 16, 2009
Kyle honors his promise to Cassidy, and is surprised at what he finds as Latnok, but his vow of a brief visit is tested when he discovers the Trager's financial difficulties.
Life Support
5. Life Support
February 9, 2009
After a roadside accident, Kyle must help a stranded teenage girl give birth and take care of Nicole who is seriously injured.
In the Company of Men
4. In the Company of Men
February 2, 2009
Heartbroken over his breakup with Amanda, Kyle lets Declan and Josh take him to an underage bar but after having too many drinks his day goes from bad to worse.
Electric Kiss
3. Electric Kiss
January 26, 2009
Emotions flare up in the Trager household as Jessi moves in.
Psychic Friend
2. Psychic Friend
January 19, 2009
Kyle becomes over protective of Amanda after a psychic warns of future danger.
It Happened One Night
1. It Happened One Night
January 12, 2009
Following Amanda's abduction in "I've Had the Time of My Life", Kyle plots to rescue her from Latnok's clutches with Jessi's assistance.
Where to Watch Kyle XY
Kyle XY is available for streaming on the FreeForm website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Kyle XY on demand at Amazon, Hulu, Vudu, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    June 26, 2006
  • IMDB Rating
    7.5  (30,330)