Review: ‘The Tick’: Destined To Continue?

The Tick has returned. One of the new shows of Amazon’s Pilot Season, this new adaptation of the comical, larger than life blue hero may be a new way to introduce new fans to the classic character. But is the show any good?

Set in a world where superheroes are a regular occurrence crime still runs rampant. In a city known as The City, there has been a need for heroes ever since its main hero group was taken out by legendary villain, The Terror. After his defeat, average accountant Arthur continues to investigate with his belief the Terror is still alive. One night while investigating he meets the nigh invulnerable hero, known only as the Tick who believes he hears the call of destiny and he is not one to put her on hold.

The new adaptation is trying to have a similar look to the recent string of live action superhero series from Netflix. In fact if you started the episode at just the right point and didn’t tell them what they were watching, a novice wouldn’t tell the difference been this show and Daredevil. This is the problem which comes from this first episode. It’s a bit too serious at times in an effort to just how much The City needs a hero.


Luckily it has one coming and he is very entertaining. Every moment The Tick is on screen, he steals the spotlight. He is hilarious, brash, and truly channeling the original comic book character. More episodes featuring this character in action would definitely be welcomed.

Is this the greatest adaptation of the Tick? No. Is it still entertaining and probably binge worthy once the full season is release? Yes. What does this mean for those who want to see more? It looks as if Amazon wants people to vote on which of the new series gets a full season. The first episode is free and afterward if you like it, vote for it so once again The Tick can leap through air screaming, “Spoon” for an entire season.

Anthony Wendel
Anthony Wendel
Anthony is a geek through and through who still looks forward to new releases, sneak peeks, Giant Monsters, and robots of all shapes and sizes. He loves animation of all shapes and sizes. He has a distinct apprehension for trolling and clips shows. His books, The Handbook for Surviving A Giant Monster Attack and Santa Claus Conquers Manos: The Hands of Fate are available on Amazon.