Kyle XY: Season 1, Episode 5

This Is Not a Test (24 Jul. 2006)

TV Episode  -   -  Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi
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The kids' first day at school is traumatic for differing reasons, and Kyle still searches for his place in the world. At home, the Trager's plan for a romantic rendez-vous disrupted by the appearance of Tom Foss.

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Tom Foss intrudes the Trager home while eager Kyle is driven to his first school-day, startled by the complex web of bilateral and social bonding and confused by the effect of bell signals. Bright Josh finds himself in remedial, where the others can barely read and his nasty neighbor Toby Neuwierth, with a record of violent anger, instantly hates the slick smug smart-ass out of pure envy. Ma protests vice principal Bradford Hooper hasn't provided a private tutor, for financial reasons and various unfair blames on Kyle, who is scheduled for placement tests all day. History is a total blank to him, at the first bell he joins the shuffling crowd and solves the 'impossible' math test at MIT level Lori's teacher wrote on a blackboard as cruel carrot, value a term A grade, then drifts to the cafeteria, where Josh notices worried Kyle sits with 'geek' Deichman', social suicide, but who is into comics about superheroes who hide their superpowers -like Kyle's?- and perhaps an interesting first... Written by KGF Vissers

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Lori Trager: It wasn't some friggin' basketball game, Declan. "Hey man, did you catch that sex we had last weekend? Yeah, man, that sex was awesome, nice offense.
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Lametacular
25 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a combination of lame and spectacular. Well, at least good.

Again, we have about 60 seconds of actual plot advancement beyond the socalization of Kyle. This guy lurks around the house and plants cameras everywhere. I know he is supposed to add an element of mystery to the show, but it is really just stupid. I am fairly uninterested in this guy. Why? Because we have no idea what the hell Kyle has to do with him. You can't just have this guy be the bad guy and only relate him to the story because of one clue! I mean who does that!? We either have to have Kyle figure out his past or at least have this random guy clue us in on it because the way it stands, I really feel like my time is wasted in that plot advancement.

On the plus side, I think it is the greatest when he uses his 'I can tell what you are going to do' fighting skills. Him being able to learn so fast is also cool, but, really, how many times can they do it. He has learned to speak and fight, draw, memorized the US history. We'll see what happens.

Bottom Line: They better pick up the pace.


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