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This Time, "The Tick" Could Get Under Your Skin
August 19, 2016
It is almost impossible to write about this pilot without mentioning the FOX animated and short-lived (but very far ahead of its time) live-action series. When I heard Amazon was bringing "Tick" back, I didn't get my hopes up. Superheroes are everywhere now, in both dramas and comedies on pretty much every network. While this superhero comedy was always destined to do better on the internet, surely "Tick" could not bring anything new to the table? While the story wasn't anything unique to the superhero genre of today, the casting, production value, and snappy script upend expectations. Peter Serafinowicz is a master of accents and had the perfect cadence for Tick. The more bleak, yet comical tone of the pilot really worked for me. I am guessing this was designed for a post-DC CW superhero show world. I am glad they didn't make Tick completely absent-minded as he was in the previous series and the humor felt natural instead of self-conscious and artificial, as it did before. The characters also felt more real than they have in previous incarnations. I could go on, but I don't feel I have to. I already have the feeling that this version will last much longer than it ever would've on FOX or broadcast in general.
One request to Amazon: Please consider making a feature film version eventually after a few seasons b/c...well, why not?