Sure the initial premise is cool: good looking teen wakes up in the forest with no clothes and no recollection of who he is and how he got there. Yet because it’s an ABC Family show, that’s pretty much where the coolness factor ends. KYLE XY revolves around Kyle, a young man who may or may not be an alien (he has no belly button!). Within the first hour, Kyle is taken from a juvenile detention centre and adopted by a workaholic child psychologist, her supporting husband and meddlesome two kids. No doubt conflict, romance and hilarity will ensue as Kyle adjusts to his new life with his new family.
The premiere episode does a great job of laying the groundwork for the first season. It introduces us to our main characters, and hints at what could be an interesting X-Files-like mythology. We discover that Kyle is an off the charts genius. And more importantly, a love triangle between two girls is not-so-subtlety set up with Kyle. The show has potential as a fun summer series (as fankly, there isn’t much else on). But considering the fact it’s target audience is 10-15 year olds, the show will no doubt end up being a dumbed down version of the X-Files (with a bit of Degrassi mixed in). Sadly, this TV addict will continue watching to find out the truth about KYLE XY! (again, he HAS NO BELLY BUTTON!)