Originally airing on ABC Family in 2009, the third season of Kyle XY
begins with promise. Kyle (Matt Dallas) effortlessly goes into heroic mode when he has to rescue his girlfriend Amanda (Kristen Prout) from a covert organization. When he himself is endangered, he relies on his fellow lab-created "sister" Jessi XX (Jaimie Alexander) to come to his aid. But at a certain point, the series hits an ick factor when it hints that Kyle and Jessi may have feelings for each other. Never mind that they're not necessarily human. It still just feels wrong. Part sci-fi, but mostly a teen soap opera (think Gossip Girl
and Beverly Hills, 90210
, the remake), Kyle XY
lacks some of the luster of its debut season. The characters are more clichéd this time around and are given rote lines that don't always ring true. To be fair, there is a lot going on here that would've been better served spread out over twice the number of episodes. But like many shows that are canceled without much warning, this final season of Kyle XY
is a bit anemic. It's only 10 episodes long, and the abrupt ending leaves fans feeling a bit cheated about what happened and why (or, in some cases, why not). Though watching Kyle (and Jessi) thrive in their adoptive home is sweet, it doesn't drive the show. The best plot device features the duo scheming to stop the over-the-top experiments that basically produced them--and could produce duplicates of them. The series finale is unsatisfying. But the three-disc DVD set's saving grace is a bonus feature called "Kyle XY: Future Revealed." Just about 12 minutes long, the featurette does an admirable job of fleshing out the bellybuttonless hero's back story, as well as giving insight into what the future holds for the pragmatic teen. --Jae-Ha Kim
Discover how the mystery ends for Kyle and Jessi as they uncover the truth behind their secret pasts in the stunning conclusion of KYLE XY. Complete your collection with the third and final season of the series, exploding with exclusive bonus features. Follow every twist and turn as Kyle is surprised by new feelings for Jessi, and his relationship with Amanda reaches the breaking point. The intrigue mounts as Latnok tries to recruit Kyle, and he teams with Jessi in an attempt to uncover the ultimate truth. Learn the answers to all your questions in this 3-disc set, featuring a never-before-seen series conclusion. You don't know the whole story until you've seen KYLE XY: THE COMPLETE THIRD AND FINAL SEASON.
Bonus Features include: KYLE XY: Future Revealed The Essential Fan's Guide To Latnok Uncovers The Truth Behind Kyle and Jessi's Past And Offers A Glimpse Into Their Future, Deleted Scenes, Audio Commentaries Featuring Writer And Executive Producers