Kyle XY

ABC Family (ended 2009)




  • Season 3 Episode 10: Bringing Down the House

  • Goofs: Supposedly, Declan walks Andy through setting up a webcam using her car's navigation system.
    1.) GPS systems don't connect to the internet. They connect to a network of satellites that can deliver latitude and longitude, nothing more.
    2.) No currently existing navigation system has the software necessary to communicate with a webcam.
    3.) Even if somehow they were able to set up this link, there is no way that the picture quality would have looked near-broadcast quality at that frame rate.

  • Goofs: There are a number of issues with the scene where Kyle swaps out the hard drive:
    1.) The computer he swapped the drive out on was not in a server form-factor. While technically any computer can function as a server, it's hard to believe that an organization with resources like Latnok would use a regular desktop for a server, even an isolated one as Kyle describes.
    2.) Given the kinds of simulation and scientific analysis taking place, a computer that does not have the processing or storage capacity to provide adequate performance to Latnok.
    3.) Cassidy's computer started to flicker when Kyle replaced the hard drive. If a server is brought down, the computers connected to it may generate an error message, but won't flicker a display since the server doesn't directly control what the computers' displays.
    4.) Servers generally have one drive where the system information is stored, and one or more drives where users put their documents. If Kyle removed the system drive, then how did he manage to get a complete copy of everything on the drive such that no one at Latnok would notice, how did he swap them without restarting, and why was the data in question on the system drive in the first place? If it was the data drive, then why did it generate a system error for Cassidy's computer?
    5.) Data drives on servers are usually set up in a "RAID" array to harden the system against disk failure. This system is designed so that if one disk is removed, the data on it can still be recovered using information from the others. Kyle would have had to remove multiple drives in order to truly destroy the data.

  • Season 3 Episode 2: Psychic Friend

  • Andy told Josh that she'll stop having sex with him after finding out that his parents know about their sex life. She says she doesn't want to be seen as another Juno, who was the main character of the 2007 Jason Reitman film of the same name about a pregnant teenage girl.

  • Season 2 Episode 22: Hello…

  • Goof: When Kyle meets Jessi at the diner, an empty glass is seen next to her hand, on the next shot it's gone and then returns again in the next.

  • Season 2 Episode 21: Grey Matters

  • Nitpick: There are legal and technological problems with the cheating scandal plot.

    First, Principal Hooper may be able to charge the website administrator for cybercrimes, either commited or as an accomplice, but he would never be able to track down the website visitors and punish them. It would be a clear violation of internet security regulations and would be an invasion of privacy.

    Second, IP addresses do not give out the name of the user. An IP address is an electronic signature that allows interaction with another computer or server. All computers have a unique IP address, but false addresses can be created. It would also not be a simple matter to track down the street address, but a time consuming and expensive project.

  • Season 2 Episode 19: First Cut Is the Deepest

  • Nitpick: Before being corrected, Josh thought that Andy's full name Andromeda meant that she was named after the TV show of that name. However, Andromeda made its debut in 2000, some years after Andy was born.

  • Nitpick: Jessie states she reverse engineered the program and locked Kyle out. Reverse engineering is for understanding and learning to build certain technology. She made it seem like reverse engineering was for erasing the program so no one else could follow.

  • Goof: The archived article Kyle and Jessi looked at in the library spelled Sarah's name as "Sarah Emerson", the picture at the bar was labeled "Sara Emerson".

  • Season 2 Episode 18: Between the Rack and a Ha...

  • New powers exhibited
    Kyle can access his holographic memory to replay his experiences of the day.
    Kyle can judge the weight of an object he lifts to an accuracy of at least 9 grams.

  • Nitpick: When Kyle counts $397 in the till, Josh says there should be $570 and change. He then says that this means they are $120 short (a figure which is repeated often). In fact, they are $173 short.

  • Nitpick: Andy states that her last chemo session was two days ago, which means she had chemo on Thursday. In a previous episode, Josh tries to play the cancer card on Nicole, and she replies that Andy has chemo on Tuesday.

  • Season 2 Episode 16: Great Expectations

  • Goof: When it is still light out, before Kyle goes to the Rack to meet Amanda, his door has no lock on it. Later, after they meet and he has been grounded, there is a lock.

  • Season 2 Episode 15: The Future's So Bright, I...

  • Trivia: According to Taylor, Jessi was made up of DNA from him and the girl in the picture, Sarah.

  • Season 2 Episode 12: Lockdown

  • Goof: The darts Lori throws at Jessie's picture change position drastically between shots.

  • Season 2 Episode 11: Hands on a Hybrid

  • Goof: The "wrong shoes" girl is shown adjusting a shoe, stumbling, and removing her hand from the car at around the hour mark of the competition. A little later in the episode, the overhead shot while the "four hours and counting" announcement is made, she is visible to Kyle's left in the shot, still with her hand on the car. As the shot dissolves to six hours, she is gone again.

  • Season 2 Episode 10: House of Cards

  • Goof: After Jessi opens Emily's safe, she finds and reads the school calendar. In the following shot where she picks up the photo again, the reflection of a crew member quickly moving out of the shot can be seen in the glass of the pictures behind her.

  • Trivia: The Latnok ring refers to the Latnok Society, a society of scientists whose mission statement is to further the evolution of human intelligence through funding and research.

  • Trivia: At the end of the show, Kyle is holding a picture. The text on the back of the picture "a fény majd megmutatja az utat" is in Hungarian and translates to: "the Light will show the way".

  • Season 2 Episode 8: What's the Frequency, Kyle?

  • Trivia: Declan's cell phone number, according to Lori's phone, is 555-0101.

  • Season 2 Episode 6: Does Kyle Dream of Electr...

  • Goof: The message on the postcard reads "viz allati". Supposedly it means "under water" in Hungarian. However, in reality, it means "water animal-like", due to a spelling mistake.

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Drama, Science Fiction


epic adventure, alien technology, Aliens, sexual tension, new kid in town