The Tick

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In a world where superheroes have been real for decades, an accountant with mental health issues and zero powers comes to suspect his city is owned by a global super villain long-thought dead. As he struggles to uncover the conspiracy, he falls in league with a strange blue superhero. They launch into an adventure brimming with crazed archvillains, blood-soaked vigilantes, and superhuman freakery.
Starring
Peter SerafinowiczGriffin NewmanValorie Curry
Genres
Action
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  1. 1. Pilot
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    August 15, 2016
    29min
    16+
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    English [CC], العربية, Čeština, Dansk, Deutsch, Ελληνικά, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Suomi, Filipino, Français, עברית, हिन्दी, Magyar, Indonesia, Italiano, 日本語, 한국어, Bahasa Melayu, Norsk Bokmål, Nederlands, Polski, Português (Brasil), Português (Portugal), Română, Русский, Svenska, தமிழ், తెలుగు, ไทย, Türkçe, 中文(简体), 中文(繁體)
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    English, English [Audio Description], Deutsch, Español (España), Español (Latinoamérica), Français, Italiano, Português, 日本語
    In a world where superheroes and villains are very real, unassuming office temp Arthur becomes obsessed with a sinister conspiracy he believes has taken over his City. Everyone thinks he's crazy, except his mysterious new ally, The Tick, a bizarre blue superhero who might just be a figment of Arthur's imagination...
  2. 2. Where's My Mind
    August 24, 2017
    26min
    16+
    Subtitles
    English [CC], العربية, Čeština, Dansk, Deutsch, Ελληνικά, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Suomi, Filipino, Français, עברית, हिन्दी, Magyar, Indonesia, Italiano, 日本語, 한국어, Bahasa Melayu, Norsk Bokmål, Nederlands, Polski, Português (Brasil), Português (Portugal), Română, Русский, Svenska, தமிழ், తెలుగు, ไทย, Türkçe, 中文(简体), 中文(繁體)
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description], Deutsch, Español (España), Español (Latinoamérica), Français, Italiano, Português, 日本語
    Tick and Arthur have a run-in with local villainess Miss Lint and her gang, who will stop at nothing to get back the mysterious supersuit that Tick took from them and gave to Arthur. Dot, Arthur's paramedic sister, moonlights for an unsavory business.
  3. 3. Secret/Identity
    August 24, 2017
    27min
    16+
    Subtitles
    English [CC], العربية, Čeština, Dansk, Deutsch, Ελληνικά, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Suomi, Filipino, Français, עברית, हिन्दी, Magyar, Indonesia, Italiano, 日本語, 한국어, Bahasa Melayu, Norsk Bokmål, Nederlands, Polski, Português (Brasil), Português (Portugal), Română, Русский, Svenska, தமிழ், తెలుగు, ไทย, Türkçe, 中文(简体), 中文(繁體)
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description], Deutsch, Español (España), Español (Latinoamérica), Français, Italiano, Português, 日本語
    Arthur takes a break from hunting the Terror and tries to get back to his safe, normal, and unheroic life as an accountant unaware he's being stalked by the menacing vigilante Overkill. Tick confesses to an existential crisis.
  4. 4. Party Crashers
    August 24, 2017
    27min
    16+
    Subtitles
    English [CC], العربية, Čeština, Dansk, Deutsch, Ελληνικά, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Suomi, Filipino, Français, עברית, हिन्दी, Magyar, Indonesia, Italiano, 日本語, 한국어, Bahasa Melayu, Norsk Bokmål, Nederlands, Polski, Português (Brasil), Português (Portugal), Română, Русский, Svenska, தமிழ், తెలుగు, ไทย, Türkçe, 中文(简体), 中文(繁體)
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description], Deutsch, Español (España), Español (Latinoamérica), Français, Italiano, Português, 日本語
    Tick crashes an Everest family party to convince Arthur's sister Dot of her brother's super-heroic destiny. Another more dangerous party-crasher arrives to threaten Arthur and his family.
  5. 5. Fear of Flying
    August 24, 2017
    23min
    16+
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    English [CC], العربية, Čeština, Dansk, Deutsch, Ελληνικά, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Suomi, Filipino, Français, עברית, हिन्दी, Magyar, Indonesia, Italiano, 日本語, 한국어, Bahasa Melayu, Norsk Bokmål, Nederlands, Polski, Português (Brasil), Português (Portugal), Română, Русский, Svenska, தமிழ், తెలుగు, ไทย, Türkçe, 中文(简体), 中文(繁體)
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    English, English [Audio Description], Deutsch, Español (España), Español (Latinoamérica), Français, Italiano, Português, 日本語
    Tick and Dot help Arthur try to control his flyaway supersuit as the Pyramid Gang pursues them. Miss Lint has an unexpected caller.
  6. 6. Rising
    August 24, 2017
    24min
    16+
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    English [CC], العربية, Čeština, Dansk, Deutsch, Ελληνικά, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Suomi, Filipino, Français, עברית, हिन्दी, Magyar, Indonesia, Italiano, 日本語, 한국어, Bahasa Melayu, Norsk Bokmål, Nederlands, Polski, Português (Brasil), Português (Portugal), Română, Русский, Svenska, தமிழ், తెలుగు, ไทย, Türkçe, 中文(简体), 中文(繁體)
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    English, English [Audio Description], Deutsch, Español (España), Español (Latinoamérica), Français, Italiano, Português, 日本語
    Tick and Arthur try to use Ramses to prove that the Terror is alive and run into trouble. Miss Lint takes the advice of an old friend.
  7. 7. Tale from the Crypt
    February 22, 2018
    25min
    18+
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    English [CC], العربية, Čeština, Dansk, Deutsch, Ελληνικά, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Suomi, Filipino, Français, עברית, हिन्दी, Magyar, Indonesia, Italiano, 日本語, 한국어, Bahasa Melayu, Norsk Bokmål, Nederlands, Polski, Português (Brasil), Português (Portugal), Română, Русский, Svenska, தமிழ், తెలుగు, ไทย, Türkçe, 中文(简体), 中文(繁體)
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    English, English [Audio Description], Deutsch, Español (España), Español (Latinoamérica), Français, Italiano, Português, 日本語
    Arthur has a surprising encounter while in The Terror’s lair. The Tick attempts a rescue with Dot and Overkill.
  8. 8. After Midnight
    February 22, 2018
    28min
    18+
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    English [CC], العربية, Čeština, Dansk, Deutsch, Ελληνικά, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Suomi, Filipino, Français, עברית, हिन्दी, Magyar, Indonesia, Italiano, 日本語, 한국어, Bahasa Melayu, Norsk Bokmål, Nederlands, Polski, Português (Brasil), Português (Portugal), Română, Русский, Svenska, தமிழ், తెలుగు, ไทย, Türkçe, 中文(简体), 中文(繁體)
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    English, English [Audio Description], Deutsch, Español (España), Español (Latinoamérica), Français, Italiano, Português, 日本語
    Arthur, Dot, and Overkill try to get a message to Superian, with the help of a retired hero.
  9. 9. My Dinner with Android
    February 22, 2018
    28min
    18+
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    English [CC], العربية, Čeština, Dansk, Deutsch, Ελληνικά, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Suomi, Filipino, Français, עברית, हिन्दी, Magyar, Indonesia, Italiano, 日本語, 한국어, Bahasa Melayu, Norsk Bokmål, Nederlands, Polski, Português (Brasil), Português (Portugal), Română, Русский, Svenska, தமிழ், తెలుగు, ไทย, Türkçe, 中文(简体), 中文(繁體)
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    English, English [Audio Description], Deutsch, Español (España), Español (Latinoamérica), Français, Italiano, Português, 日本語
    The Tick and Arthur rush to rescue the endangered Dr. Karamazov. Dot gets some personal information from Overkill.
  10. 10. Risky Bismuth
    February 22, 2018
    25min
    18+
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    English [CC], العربية, Čeština, Dansk, Deutsch, Ελληνικά, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Suomi, Filipino, Français, עברית, हिन्दी, Magyar, Indonesia, Italiano, 日本語, 한국어, Bahasa Melayu, Norsk Bokmål, Nederlands, Polski, Português (Brasil), Português (Portugal), Română, Русский, Svenska, தமிழ், తెలుగు, ไทย, Türkçe, 中文(简体), 中文(繁體)
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    English, English [Audio Description], Deutsch, Español (España), Español (Latinoamérica), Français, Italiano, Português, 日本語
    The Tick and Arthur harbor an out of commission Superian. Dot gathers more intel on the Pyramid Gang, and Overkill confronts Miss Lint.
  11. 11. The Beginning of the End
    February 22, 2018
    22min
    18+
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    English [CC], العربية, Čeština, Dansk, Deutsch, Ελληνικά, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Suomi, Filipino, Français, עברית, हिन्दी, Magyar, Indonesia, Italiano, 日本語, 한국어, Bahasa Melayu, Norsk Bokmål, Nederlands, Polski, Português (Brasil), Português (Portugal), Română, Русский, Svenska, தமிழ், తెలుగు, ไทย, Türkçe, 中文(简体), 中文(繁體)
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    English, English [Audio Description], Deutsch, Español (España), Español (Latinoamérica), Français, Italiano, Português, 日本語
    The team races to counteract The Terror’s plan for Big Bismuth and the VLM. Miss Lint and Overkill have something resembling a heart to heart.
  12. 12. The End of the Beginning (Of the Start of the Dawn of the Age of Superheroes)
    February 22, 2018
    24min
    18+
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    English [CC], العربية, Čeština, Dansk, Deutsch, Ελληνικά, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Suomi, Filipino, Français, עברית, हिन्दी, Magyar, Indonesia, Italiano, 日本語, 한국어, Bahasa Melayu, Norsk Bokmål, Nederlands, Polski, Português (Brasil), Português (Portugal), Română, Русский, Svenska, தமிழ், తెలుగు, ไทย, Türkçe, 中文(简体), 中文(繁體)
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    English, English [Audio Description], Deutsch, Español (España), Español (Latinoamérica), Français, Italiano, Português, 日本語
    The Tick and Arthur find themselves on a final collision course with The Terror as he attempts to bring his evil plans to fruition.

Bonus (3)

  1. Bonus: Behind the Scenes
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    August 21, 2017
    3min
    18+
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Go behind the scenes of the new Amazon series, The Tick, as creator Ben Edlund (Supernatural, Gotham) discusses the evolution of this iconic character from beloved comic book to TV. Joining Ben is the cast and crew, including stars Peter Serafinowicz and Griffin Newman, who dive into the specifics of this world and its unique characters, explaining why The Tick is the hero series for our time.
  2. Bonus: Season 1A Official Trailer
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    July 12, 2017
    2min
    18+
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    English, Dansk, Deutsch, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Français, Italiano, Norsk Bokmål, Nederlands, Polski, Português, Svenska
    Audio languages
    English
    From creator Ben Edlund comes the hero you've been waiting for. In a world where heroes and villains have existed for decades, a mild-mannered accountant named Arthur has his life turned upside down when he runs into a mysterious blue superhero, The Tick, who insists that Arthur become the brains to his brawn in a crime-fighting duo. Will Arthur resist the call of Destiny or join the fight?
  3. Bonus: Season 1B Trailer
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    October 9, 2017
    2min
    18+
    Subtitles
    English, Dansk, Deutsch, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Français, Italiano, Norsk Bokmål, Nederlands, Polski, Português, Svenska
    Audio languages
    English
    The Tick Season 1 returns with more action-packed episodes! Evil is on the march, and The City is right in its way. Something terrible is going to happen, and Destiny needs her champions now more than ever. The Tick and Arthur round up the gang in a crash collision course between justice and villainy.

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Directors
Wally PfisterRomeo TironeSheree FolksonLev SpiroThor FreudenthalKate DennisRosemary Rodriguez
Supporting actors
Brendan HinesYara MartinezScott SpeiserJackie Earle Haley
Producers
Ben EdlundDavid FuryBarry JosephsonBarry SonnenfeldJose MolinaRomeo TironeKerry OrentSusan Hurwitz ArnesonPeter SerafinowiczPatrick Warburton
Season year
2018
Network
Amazon Studios
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4.3 out of 5 stars

23026 global ratings

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HerbReviewed in the United States on August 29, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Pure fun
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6 episodes in as I was watching The Tick I felt a sense of uneasiness and dread and pretty much felt awful...because there are only 6 episodes available of this amazing show. If there were hundreds of episodes I'd be binge watching them all. It's such a shame we only have 6 so far but of course all shows have to start somewhere.

What a fun ride this is. If something this interesting and generally joyful to watch doesn't continue, I will lose what little faith I have left in humanity. I like super hero shows normally but this is more than that. It's genuinely one of the most entertaining shows that is available to watch right now.

Watching this is pure enjoyment on a different level than most shows. I know I'm going to have a happy engrossed 25 minutes where I tune out from the normal everyday issues in real life while watching this.

Although I like the original Tick suit from the Pilot, I guess there were issues with it and they needed one they could put on and take off faster and easier. It's weird seeing it change, but at least Arthur mentions it as well. The Tick is oblivious as ever.

To The Tick: Here's hoping you stay with us for a long time to come, chum!
51 people found this helpful
Michael HicksReviewed in the United States on August 19, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
This Show Could Become An Olympic-Sized Jungle Cat! Make It A Series, Amazon!
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I practically grew up on the animated television series of THE TICK, but was, unfortunately, not able to watch the Patrick Warburton live-action series on a regular basis. Thankfully, Warbuton is at least producing this series, with THE TICK creator, Ben Edlund, on board as well.

This pilot episode is only 30 minutes, and jeez is it ever a breezy, enjoyable half-hour of viewing. We're introduced to Arthur, whose father was killed by a super-villain twenty years ago. Arthur believes this villain, The Terror, is still operating underground running the city's crime syndicates. While spying on them, Arthur meets a new superhero - The Tick, a giant, blue, nigh-invulnerable, overly dramatic, monologuing crimefighter of the night!

Peter Serafinowicz inhabits the blue, antennae-quivering bodysuit of the titular, and clownish, superhero, hitting all the right notes pitch-perfect. As Arthur, Griffin Newman bring some much-needed normalcy to the equation, along with plenty of sympathy for the neurotic and traumatized The Terror conspiracy theorist. We get a real sense of Arthur's desperation to right the wrongs of his past, even though he very well may be clinging onto the sharp edges of false hope, while his EMT sister worries he's gone off his meds. Since this is only the pilot, we don't get a lot in the way of Arthur and Tick's superhero dynamic, but what we do see is very well done and brought an easy smile to my face. Serafinowicz clearly has plenty of fun chewing up the scenery and being so bombastic, and Newman is a natural as the confused straight-man foil of the duo. These actors seem to inhabit their roles so effortlessly it feels like they've both lived as these characters for much longer than the production duration of this one episode.

Taken as a whole, THE TICK has been perfectly re-situated in the modern-day landscape of superheros. There's a definite influence of Marvel's cinematic work, and the post-Batman Begins era of these types of productions. While it's at times dark, it is also very funny, sometimes bleakly and challengingly so. That it's respectful to its source material should be a given with the talent on board here and the creatives at the helm. Obviously Ben Edlund knows this world and its characters well, so you can trust that you're in safe hands.

This pilot episode ends with the intention of becoming a full-fledged series, and with the cliffhanger ending we get I expect plenty of SPOOON!-screaming fans to demand more episodes. I'm right there with them. I want to see this show get greenlit by Amazon and hope we get plenty more seasons ahead of us. Amazon, I encourage you to embrace your destiny and give THE TICK a series pick-up!
52 people found this helpful
Just a Putz in WIReviewed in the United States on September 2, 2017
4.0 out of 5 stars
Good viewing and hopefully will get better.
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The dimwitted comedy of the Tick (the character, not the show) is spot on. It's clever and much of what I liked about the cartoon.

Like so many made-to-binge shows, the single long arc that just keeps going and going gets old and ultimately is very slow moving. Nobody knows how to write a 30-minute show anymore. The 6 episodes out right now could have been boiled down to an hour and a half of fast paced and much better viewing.

Lastly, I could do without the R-rated language. I know... isn't it freeing to use the F word. Aren't we a rebellious little Amazon original. Fine, you used it. Move on to more imaginative writing. Don't devolve into Deadpool. Firefly is some of the best writing ever, and they were funny and creative and menacing and all that without using foul language. It's the mark of a lack of imagination.

I look forward to more.
35 people found this helpful
PokematicReviewed in the United States on October 22, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Don't be turned off by the TV-MA
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This was an entertaining little series. I like how Arthur is kind of a "real person reacting to all this super hero craziness happening around him." The Tick is a satirical super hero, so don't expect Nolan Batman here. I do question the rating though (TV-MA). Maybe I just wasn't paying close enough attention, but what I saw was at most a TV-14. There wasn't any sex, very little serious violence (mainly cartoony with a couple of medical scenes), and very little swearing. This isn't Big Mouth, Nurse Jackie, The Sopranos, South Park, or even Alpha House (a rather "light MA" if you ask me). You see worse in TV-14 Family Guy. Don't be afraid of the "TV-MA" if you ask me, maybe watch episode 1 if you're concerned about content for minors.
15 people found this helpful
Leah F.Reviewed in the United States on May 28, 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
You ruined a possibly great show with the needless profanity.
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Leave it to Prime to make any show profane or disgusting. This could have been a great family show. I've only had Prime for 1 week and I am not impressed. The family industry is killing it at the box office. Take a note that people don't need their entertainment spiced with profanity and sex in order for you to make money.
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Bill TerwilligerReviewed in the United States on November 2, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
its worth it if you are not familiar with The Tick and if you are, you won't be disappointed.
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First of all, I am a fan of The Tick, both the cartoon, and the live action version. So I would watch it if it was stick figures drawn on the corners of a book and I had to riffle through it and do the voices myself.

Patrick Warburton's hand in this version makes it even more appealing.

The good:

This is more than a good effort, its a good show with many of the critical aspects that made The Tick what it was and yet sufficiently original that it doesn't run into the problem of being compared to either of the previous incarnations.

In some ways this is the best version yet.

The not so good:

It seems to be one continuous and often slow moving plot line, with no stand alone shows. I also miss the other heroes like Bat Manuel, or Sewer Urchin, as well as the other arch villains like El Seed (based on a Spanish genuine super-hero who Spain could really use again just about now) or Apocalypse Cow.

The focus is on one villain. The Terror, except without the running gag that he is so old he is no longer a threat to anyone. For fans like myself who have come to see The Tick and its host of characters as sort of comfort viewing, this is more than just satisfying, its really very good. And they have only done 6 episodes so far, so lots of time to hit its stride.

Remember, the Beatles sucked pretty bad when they were still jamming it out in Berlin with an Elvis impersonator and before they met their producer.

Arthur is a bit too Arthurish. But that hopefully will wear off as the season progresses. All in all, its worth it if you are not familiar with The Tick and if you are, you won't be disappointed.
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Joseph MasonReviewed in the United States on August 29, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
but so entirely great, I am not sure we can stand the ...
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Wishing me and my spouse could give this entire new Amazon Prime Tick season One, a hundred stars! FINALLY...someone did The Tick justice! It was well worth the wait, but so entirely great, I am not sure we can stand the wait for NEXT season! I watched all season one a second time and it was even better!!! We were huge fans of the cartoon and hope somewhere down the line, the script will call for The Tick to spontaneously shout out, "SPOOOOON!". The actors, Peter Serafinowicz (Tick) and Griffin Newman (Arthur), are fantastically in sync with their characters which made our viewing experience an awe-fest of laughter and props for every one involved with this production! Thank you, producers, thank you casting, directors, gaffs, writers, actors, catering and all the diligent bodies who pulled out all the stops, just like Tick's dedicated following had always known this lovable blue superhero & his sidekick had deserved! A true phenom of our modern age, even though each profane word that passed through the villainous lips made us wince at the injustice that our children will have to miss out on an otherwise flawless program! (they call it programming for a reason, afterall).

A special kudos to Peter Serafinowicz, I don't know if his research on the character involved living with the original creators in a humble yert somewhere off the grid with Adam West, but he NAILED The Tick better than any others, and I'm an artist...we see things how they really are....mostly....okay, some-ish. My husband and I just have one more thing to say in our tick-induced-elational-high (and that high is drug-free, I'm afraid), and that is, "......S-P-O-O-O-O-N-!-!-!-!-!"
4 people found this helpful
RhymeWriterReviewed in the United States on September 3, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
The shtick of the Tick is Super Slick
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The Tick is a Super Slick campy spin on super villains and super heroes. But it's more than just campy. It's profound in a way that's so unexpected, it fits. It's the kind of non preachy sermon that's needed in a world where folks will imagine themselves as helpless victims... bystanders who can do nothing but get out of the way... even when they should take their oppression personally. But better than that, it's well written... well casted... well paced, and... WELL... just a freaking hoot fest. I love it. Please don't cancel it. PLEASE.
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