I've been trying to keep this to myself, because it's nothing new. Everyone knows I love Lost, that even though the quality of the show fell off this year, I have full trust in Damon and Carlton, blah blah blah. I got pissed at Tim Kring for comparing Heroes to Lost and claimed it was better. Aside: Heroes ended the season at 35 to Lost's 20 in the ratings, and Kring created the cardinal sin of admitting they wrote the finale the way they wrote it not because it served the story, but because that's the way they wanted it.
So here's yet another executive producer, this time for Kyle XY, bashing a very popular show to try to make hers look better:
"Unlike LOST, where it seems like they’re just making it up, we actually know what the secret of KYLE XY is."
I watched the first season of Kyle XY on DVD last week. It was okay. I found it very slow much of the time. The redundant and unnecessary voiceover was annoying, and any assumption on the part of a show's makers that I am stupid makes me not want to keep watching. But it did improve over the very short (only 10 episodes) season. They had a lot of growth in certain characters (Declan is my favorite). I really liked Kyle's abilities, as little as they showcased them, and I looked forward to the second season because someone mentioned that we were supposed to see a lot more of that in season two.
The executive producer also said “the answer to Kyle’s existence actually opens a completely new direction for the show. It’s not the end of the series… it’s just the beginning.”
Coulda fooled me. In fact, the season premiere felt like a series finale. Kyle's creator was killed, Kyle went back to the place that was home, and the evil people were blown up. The "big answers" were totally predictable. Well, okay, not the extended gestation part, that was interesting, but duh, it was a bit obvious he was created. I don't see this "completely new direction" she mentioned. Sure, XX survived the blast, but in the episode that was like the one little element they throw in to imply there could have been more, if only the show had been allowed to continue.
So here's what I expect:
Kyle will continue to make lame and obvious observations about humans while he tries to "discover himself"
The Tragers continue to lavish him with love and resentment in equal amounts
XX becomes the enemy and wooooo, Kyle has someone to fight with the same abilities he has
I'll keep watching. It's a diversion, and not horrible like Painkiller Jane. And very little else is on, with Studio 60 winding up and making me mourn. It's on ABC Family, which automatically lowers expectations. But I wouldn't care one bit if it went off the air.
So it figures there's no chance of that.