Kyle XY

Season 1 Episode 1

Pilot

13
Aired Monday 9:00 PM Jun 26, 2006 on ABC Family
9.2
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A teenage savant—who was found disoriented in the middle of traffic and has no recollection of his past—is taken in by the Trager family.

Kyle gets on the bad side of both Trager kids, Josh and Lori, and annoys Stephen, Nicole's husband. However, one by one, Kyle influences them to accept him.moreless

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  • 1x01

    10
    jajajaja I never get tired of watching it, this is one of the most brilliant series begining I have seen in my entire life, when I started watching it (only to prove if this could be a good show) I told myself: "this porbably is going to be a boring scfi tv show" but at the ending I was so amesed with what I just had seen, the acting was wexellent and the entire chapter was so funnny and interesting, this is definitively one of my favorite series begining which i enyoed over and over again.



    P.D: I´m from venezuela, I´m not an expert writing in English, please forgive my mistakesmoreless
  • Accessible, smart, entertaining, interesting, refreshing and inspiring pilot

    9.0
    Watching this pilot was a great and unexpected surprised. I never really paid attention to it until someone mentionned John Doe, the TV show, in an article about best cliffhangers. Then I discovered that the shows were actually quite similar.



    The one thing that astonished me is that it's quite smart when the audience is the whole family. So it's quite accessible and that's a brilliant concept because these days some productions are just all black or all white. Kyle XY deals with very important topics like family issues, learning process, relationships… The protagonist almost looks like a genius baby doing his first steps and we're here to witness his epic adventure. Moreover the acting was quite good, from the children to the adults. There were also some eye candy scenes that kids and teenagers should really like as they reminded me of films like American Pie. However I found a fighting one was over the top because the character who was involved wasn't supposed to do what he did. I like to compare it to The Matrix scene where Neo first have to learn kung fu before practicing it against Morpheus in the virtual dojo. But in the end what I really appreciated was the family vibe and how well the relationships were covered. After only a few minutes you should already care about all these interesting characters and I already want to learn more about them. Some arcs were also introduced and they should convince you to watch the other episodes because they bring new elements like mystery and attraction.



    To sum things up it was a great way to introduce us to the show. The last time I was so gladly surprised was probably after watching Eureka's pilot. It felt so refreshing and the story seems quite inspiring. It's really nice to see that some talented people have managed to create such a brilliant production.moreless
  • My favorite episode of the series! A great start to a great show!

    10
    The pilot episode is one of my all time favorite episodes! I love season 1 because of its careful examination of life. I believe that in season 2 and 3, Kyle had already fully grown up and was therefore not examining or learning about anything anymore. What I loved about the pilot was that it was a perfect opening to the mystery. The end left us with many questions and viewers couldn't wait for the next week's episode. The music choices were fabulous, especially the choice for Pachelbels Canon to be Amanda's song. Kyle's discovery of everything around him was portrayed fabulously. The characters had chemistry and history, but the audience didn't come into the show lost. Bravo to the cast and crew! this pilot episode Rocked My Socks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!moreless
  • A great opening for the series.

    10
    Opposed to many other TV-series, this one opens with a fascinating mystery, combined with an interesting perspective of a person who knows nothing of the world, but is trying to understand how things work.

    I started liking the series from the beginning, but I understood how special it is after Kyle's monologue regarding Amanda's music.



    The other characters are also introduced in a way that shows their character and behaviour; Nicole as a caring mother, Stephen as a technology-oriented smart man, Lori as a typical teenage girl who enjoys parties and meaningless conversations, and Josh as a teenage boy who is obsessed with... things ordinary boys of his age are interested in.moreless
  • Starring: Matt Dallas, Marguerite MacIntyre, Bruce Thomas, April Matson, Jean luc Bilodeau, Chris Olivero, Kirsten Prout. A boy with no memory showsp and begins to live with the Trager family.

    9.5
    The pilot episode of the most famous, well, until The Secret Life of the American Teenager, on ABC Family. This was not a show that i expected myself to watch, but i wathced it with my sister. I instantly enjoyed it and fell into the mystery of the program. The cast did a great job, and the characters were so real that it reminded me of some people at my school. Kyle (Matt Dallas) seemed so lost and it was well done in that manner by the actor Matt Dallas. Josh (Jean luc Bilodeau) and Lori (April Matson) both were very real characters, and the drama and relationship between Declan (Chris Olivero) and Lori made me and instant shipper for Lorlan (my couple name). However, as usual, i had some problems with this episode, in the form of how obvious it was that Amanda (Kirsten Prout), and how weird it is that Nicole (Marguerite MacIntyre) and Stephen (Bruce Thomas) so willingly let Kyle stay with them. I thought that was a little weird.moreless
Kevin Durand

Kevin Durand

Officer Wolner

Guest Star

Rhys Williams (II)

Rhys Williams (II)

Skeeter

Guest Star

Justen Ortiz

Justen Ortiz

Conroy

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Chelan Simmons

Chelan Simmons

Hillary

Recurring Role

Teryl Rothery

Teryl Rothery

Carol Bloom

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Nicholas Lea

Nicholas Lea

Mystery Man

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (7)

    • Trivia: The music played by Amanda when Kyle first meets her is Pachelbel's Canon in D. This piece of music is used throughout the series.

    • Goof: Near the end of episode, Josh fills his glass and puts it and the jug down. But when the camera shot changes, he is filling the glass again and puts the jug down a second time.

    • Goof: Just after Kyle runs out of Amanda's, there is a close shot of her. There is a visible reflection of the boom-mic in the piano, to the left of the sheet music.

    • Goof: When Kyle sees the cop grab Lori (before he goes through the window), there are two flashes of the strobe light, in each flash, there is a visible reflection of the film crew in the window as the boy is running by.

    • Goof: Kyle throws up due to the beer. Yet when the kids run after the cops show up, the vomit is gone.

    • Trivia: Kyle often draws what he remembers of dreams. He uses an art style called "stippling" in which thousands of dots are used to make up a solid picture.

    • Goof: When Kyle drops the policeman's baton after taking it, the officer starts to finger his gun. After a few back and forth shots between the two, the officer walks away, with baton in hand without ever having picked it back up.

  • QUOTES (18)

    • Kyle: (voiceover) Humans grow larger over time, not smaller. It bothered me. Wasn't I ever small?

    • (To Nicole, when he finds he's bleeding.)
      Kyle: I'm leaking.

    • Nicole: You scared me.
      Kyle: What is scared?
      Nicole: Oh. Scared... is fear. Like... ahh!
      Kyle: I get scared.
      Nicole: What? What are you scared of?
      Kyle: Everything.
      Nicole: I don't know what... Kyle, I can't imagine how strange and scary the world must feel to you right now. But it will get better. I swear.
      Kyle: Help me... Mom.
      (Nicole pulls Kyle into a hug)
      Nicole: I'm gonna take care of you, Kyle. I promise.

    • Kyle: My birth was unconventional at best. My first memory was waking up in the forest. Like a newborn baby, I had no idea who I was or what was happening. My eyes weren't sure what they were seeing. Every sight, sound and feeling was unfamiliar. Every species is born with instincts that ultimately create a balance with nature. Every species except the one I was born into.

    • (Lori walks into the hall wrapping a towel around herself and sees Kyle.)
      Lori: Why didn't you tell me he was in the house? I think he saw my boobs.

    • Kyle: (about the piano music) It was the most beautiful sound in the world. It was part mathematics and part euphoria. I felt certain that whatever this was, was a gift to the world meant to fill all that heard it with the flood of emotion.
      Mrs. Bloom: (walks straight into the house without stopping) Amanda, I'm home!
      Kyle: It then struck me that not everyone could appreciate this miracle. The sound increased my sorrow for those who could not hear it.

    • (Having a hangover after the party)
      Lori: One more sip and this place becomes a barfatorium.

    • Kyle: Even with years of historical research, the more humans try to define
      themselves, the more they drown in their own confusion.

    • Kyle: There are over 800,000 words in the English language. The eyes, however, speak a more precise code, through their narrowing, brow arches, dilations, blinking, or the asymmetrical closure, which I hadn't yet deciphered.

    • (regarding the PlayPen magazine Kyle has found and returned to him)
      Josh: Why did you do this for me?
      Kyle: You said you missed her.

    • Josh: Whoa! Slow down Rain Man! I haven't even finished grading the last one!
      Nicole: You're kidding. That was an hour long test. How long did it take him, five minutes?
      Josh: Yeah...and he got them all right! What is this kid, seriously?

    • (On the subject of her not watching Kyle)
      Lori: It's not fair Dad. I was in the next room. It's not like I left him alone with Michael Jackson.

    • Stephen: Watch it! Watch it! It's hot! Ow! Ah!
      Kyle: (narrating) This being was clearly a superior communicator. I somehow understood everything it said, and wondered why others chose to speak so ineffectively.

    • Reporter: (on TV as Stephen walks out of room) A teenage girl washed up onshore this morning having no memory whatsoever of how she got there.

    • Kyle: What am I?

    • Josh: If he's so special why'd you stick him in the bathtub?

    • Kyle: Rats are your enemies?
      Stephen: No, but when they start paying rent, they can put down people traps.

    • Kyle: (in mind) I was suffering from thirst, but my language skills were rather primitive, so I relied on phrases that I memorized at the children's home. (out loud) 'Yo! Let's get some juice down here.' (family is stunned) '... 'Sup? Everyone taking stupid pills around here? Juice me!'

  • NOTES (5)

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

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