Parent reviews for Kyle XY

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age 14+

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Parents say

age 15+

Based on 17 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 19 reviews

age 13+

I don't understand producers

I don't understand producers and movie makers how they can just give axe because of the ratings. i think this shows needs to a second chance and it was just getting good.

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Great messages
age 13+

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Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 16+

Great until you get to season 2 episode 7 which is just a lecture about gay rights!

Might be ok for mature teens. I would suggest at least 16+. Season 2 Episode 8, was about how religion rips family's apart even though in the story it was the non religious member whom left because of their own intolerance.
age 18+

Sad to think that Netflix considers this a "Family" TV show

Interesting plot idea, but I was just disgusted at the immorality of these kids (lying, drinking, and CONSTANT inappropriate sexual comments and behaviors), and the apparent apathy of their parents towards their kids' behaviors. Even in the pilot episode, a junior-high aged boy runs to the bathroom with his porno magazine, and his sister talks about how she was disgusted when a guy put his hand down her pants, but only because of a wart he had on his hand. The parents are made aware of both of these situations, but just smile and say nothing. And it only gets worse from there. Frankly, I think that kids of any age could find better things to do than watch this.

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Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 15+

Kyle XY addresses tough issues, sends good messages.

Kyle XY decidedly contains material parents should look over and probably discuss before allowing their own children on board. My thought is that the series meets some issues head-on that parents just plain fear (Unsurprisingly, the kids are generally fine). Maybe this is, in part, because of our own past shaky judgments and willfully bad choices as we came of age. To parent is to project. My feeling is that the show is suitable for older teens on up; younger, if accompanied. That caveat being noted, when I watched this show, the overarching themes I saw were love, acceptance, understanding, and redemption. The concept of someone wandering into life tabula rasa, yet fully-grown, is not new but I think the show's writers, producers and cast did a superb job with it, especially given the time, budgetary and competitive constraints of network television. What happens when a baby's innocence collides with the real world? In Kyle's case, he ends up in the loving arms of a wonderful family. Kyle grows to be responsible and protective. He is sensitive and loving, caring and concerned for those who gave him a home and a life and they likewise for him. This is the central message of Kyle XY and, I think, one that may encourage real-life teens to question their sometimes needlessly mean, self-indulgent tendencies when dealing with their peers and families alike. Kyle's running narrative of his lessons learned is, for me, one of the most charming and thought-provoking features of the series. So what happens when the baby's innocence collides with the real world and the child ends up in the arms of the ruthless? For my own part, I found myself constantly pulling for Jessi XX, whose environment was the exact opposite of Kyle's. Born out of destruction, shaped into a weapon and pitilessly used as a tool with no choices and no defences against her self-seeking handlers, Jessi's story of her search for identity, redemption and a place to belong I found the most touching and the most heart-breaking. Twisted, used and rejected over and over again, Jessi XX still reaches for something better and tries to be someone better. The story of her fight, in fits and starts, to exceed her environment and nature is one worth hearing, even if it's uncomfortable at times. Although certainly not conventionally so, I feel this show is inspirational and carries messages which are both positive and real-world. I hope you enjoy Kyle XY as I have (at 55 - so far outside the target demographic I'm on Mars). If you happen to be passing by, I would also like to take a moment to offer my thanks to all the people who helped bring it to life. You slipped in some real depth on a teen soap - no mean feat. I'm saddened your time is over. June, 2011.

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Great messages
Great role models
age 12+

KYLE HAS NOT BEEN FULLY EXPOUNDED

It is understood this series is in its final episodes. Why except for possibly budget? The characters Kyle and Jesse alone have not been given broader view from their creator Adam created from Einstein's genetics and, this could be connected to OTHER WORLD influence the 1930's is known for in secret programs some science was doing then. The producers have this terrific chance to take Kyle/Jesse to greater heights NOT so far seen and like the ABC Lost series, take the audience into major intrigue how far back the Kyle idea goes to. Would you dare the likes of Fox tv Fringe series I religiously endeavor as is Lost? Need it be said, tv shows are only limited to the scripts used? Knight Rider was approached with this same to get away from lame writing/directing many productions seem to show no problem gambling budgets in audience loss. I always share a critique for those who see this using greater wisdom to save intelligent writing, thanks
not rated for age

Clever

The show is appropriate for all ages because the main character is always attempting to modify his behaviors in positive ways as he goes along. The "real" kids in the house feel a little resentment for Kyle, but at the end of the day it's usually cleared up. It does have some parallels to Smallville bc there are the parents who are going to be foreseeably holding back genius superboy. Grrr. Jonathan Kent.
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I cried and is good show I m fan

I love the show I think is good show and difrent like others is going to be great show and KYLE is very CUTE AND HOT I recomend this show give 10 stars best show ever all pepole out there watch the show you are going to love it
not rated for age

I was worried!!!

My brother told me about this movie and i immediately thought it was a total rip off 4 smallville, but when i watched it i really liked it. I would definetily reccomend this show, it has a great plot, awesome actors, and cute boys. The only reason its rated TV-14 is cuz there is a teenage girl in the house. So obvioulsy there will be some issues like when she sleeps w/ her bf.
not rated for age

A Must See Show for the Summer!

Get ready for a Sci-Fi you will be talking about for months! All of the characters play their role just spectacular and I could have not picked a better actor than Matt Dallas to have played the part of Kyle in this series. Somebody out there is ready for a long, overdue laugh, cry, or just a sigh of relief. Thanks ABC FAMILY!