My Office’s Starring Role

Kylexy-1Some months ago we all had a day off from work because a tele­vi­sion crew was using our offices to shoot a mini-series for ABC called “Kyle XY” . A cou­ple of weeks ago, that episode aired on the ABC Fam­i­ly Chan­nel, and a dig­i­tized ver­sion showed up on the Inter­net. With­out too much trou­ble, I was able to get a DivX ver­sion that I can eas­i­ly play (and even grab the odd screen from). What is par­tic­u­lar­ly humor­ous to me now, is that it seems ludi­crous to have the office (in the show) with all of those exposed beams and wood ceil­ing on the fifth floor of a six sto­ry build­ing (We’re on the 3rd floor, but the rick­ety ele­va­tor just did­n’t suit, so they used a stock shot). Nev­er­the­less, the show is mild­ly divert­ing. (The plot in a nut­shell: A foundling teenag­er with no mem­o­ry, no bel­ly but­ton, and extra­or­di­nary tal­ents for math­e­mat­ics and com­put­er hardware/software is either an alien or escaped lab exper­i­ment. He teach­es his adop­tive fam­i­ly of 2 par­ents and 2 teens valu­able lessons in togeth­er­ness, hon­esty, tol­er­ance, etc.) Oh, and the lead, Matt Dal­las, who plays Kyle, man­ages to be both a hunk, and dewy at the same time.