But it also has Trager mother Nicole (Marguerite Mac Intyre), evidently weary of even the illusion of incest, forbidding Kyle and Jessi from getting romantic near the end of the run.The two non-engineered, non-adopted Trager kids also aren't hard up for some teenaged romance.Although the main focus, teen life, has these serious conceptual woes, the show could still be redeemed by its peripheral elements. There is never any consequence to the faster-paced, less-talkative stretches.Unfortunately, they are no better than the rest and even harder to take seriously. At least the show doesn't lean on such content too heavily. The powers of the series' heroes -- holographic memory, vision adjustments, photorealistic artwork, and limited telekinesis -- are quite minimal and not conducive to powerhouse set pieces.With two exceptions, the actors portraying said teens are all in their mid-to-late 20s.While most of them are youthful enough to believe in the roles, the casting is part of a larger creative regression. The dialogue is cheesy and it renders every teen character who utters it less than believable. (That Andy likes old school "Star Trek" is far-fetched to put it mildly.) The show strives for realism, tackling issues like alcohol and sex that arise for real teenagers (but not most basic cable TV ones).The face of Latnok is Season 3 introduction Michael Cassidy (Hal Ozsan), a suave Englishman who repeatedly reaches out to Kyle hoping he'll join them in their research work.
I was pleasantly surprised, but not enough to spend Christmastime last year getting through Season 2's full 23-episode order.
At least, that's how he feels played by Matt Dallas, whose adept initial handling of the character now just appears to have been stiff, unpolished acting.
Compared to Jaimie Alexander's more complex, passionate rendering of Jessi, Dallas' monotonous delivery and blank face don't seem to be characterization as much as apathy and lack of imagination.
His status as an item with innocent pianist Amanda Bloom (Kirsten Prout) comes to an end when she becomes threatened and dumps him.
The source of such jealousies is the fragile yet tenacious Jessi, who is clearly crushing on kindred spirit Kyle, apparently unbeknownst to everyone but us.