The Tick: Season 1 (2016 - 2018)

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Likeable characters add realism and heart to the tongue-in-cheek humor and high-octane action that fuels The Tick.

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Critic Ratings: 63

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User Ratings: 527

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Episodes

Air date: Aug 19, 2016

Arthur, a shy office worker becomes consumed by an evil scheme that's troubling the entire city. The only one to believe him is The Tick, his baffling new imaginary sidekick who's a blue-suited hero.

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Air date: Aug 25, 2017

Arthur and Tick have an altercation with the evil Miss Lint who is desperate to reclaim the supersuit now in Arthur's possession. His sister, Dot, works a shady night job.

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Air date: Aug 25, 2017

Arthur returns to his regular office life to get relief from Terror hunting -- but he's followed by threatening Overkill; Tick has identity issues.

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Air date: Aug 25, 2017

Tick invites himself to Arthur's family gathering to make Dot realize her brother is a superhero, and another uninvited guest proves dangerous to the Everest family.

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Air date: Aug 25, 2017

With the Pyramid Gang chasing them, Dot, Tick and Arthur wrangle his elusive supersuit; Miss Lint receives a stunning phone call.

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Air date: Aug 25, 2017

Tick and Arthur get into danger as they manipulate Ramses to confirm Terror is real. An old buddy gives Miss Lint some solid advice.

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Air date: Feb 23, 2018

In The Terror's lair, Arthur has a shocking confrontation. The Tick, along with Overkill and Dot, tries a recovery mission.

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Air date: Feb 23, 2018

With assistance from a former hero, Dot, Overkill and Arthur attempt to communicate with Superian.

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Air date: Feb 23, 2018

The Tick and Arthur hurry to save a threatened Dr. Karamazov. Overkill clues Dot in to some intimate knowledge.

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Air date: Feb 23, 2018

Arthur and The Tick protect Superian who is unable to work. Dot learns more about the Pyramid Gang while Overkill stands up to Miss Lint.

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Evildoers everywhere beware! Peter Serafinowicz plays the nigh invulnerable hero in this Amazon Original series, featuring favorites from the comic book such as Arthur, Dot, and The Terror in a city thirsty for law and disorder!

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Critic Reviews for The Tick Season 1

All Critics (63) | Top Critics (29)

Maybe slow and steady (and more grounded) will ultimately prove to be the right approach. And maybe this Tick will be able to stick around a little while longer.

Aug 24, 2017 | Full Review…

Now that the convoluted business with bismuth and Dr. Karamazov is largely contained, there's room for Season 2 to focus less on the overarching, broad criminal conspiracies.

Feb 26, 2018 | Full Review…
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But the title character, played by Peter Serafinowicz, has slowly faded as the series' most fascinating character. The vengeful Overkill (Scott Speiser) and plucky love interest Dot (Valorie Curry) have superhuman chemistry.

Feb 26, 2018 | Full Review…

It takes Serafinowicz and Newman a couple episodes to settle into the necessary chemistry between The Tick and Arthur, but they do find it. Which is really what matters.

Aug 24, 2017 | Full Review…
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Like the trademark antennae that dance on the Tick's head, Serafinowicz has his character's oddball rhythms down pat.

Aug 23, 2017 | Full Review…

The show is fine, and works as a series of moments, but I'm not sure if it's the familiarity or the execution that stops it from being more than satisfactory.

Aug 23, 2017 | Full Review…

Irreverent, somewhat absurd, but very entertaining and with a big heart, The Tick is the superhero series that we didn't know we needed. [Full review in Spanish]

Nov 21, 2017 | Full Review…

Sometimes you just gotta laugh at the tropes that dominate the genre, and The Tick is more than ready to take them on with the same bombastic vigor with which he battles crime.

Oct 30, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

There is extreme violence and cursing, but in a far more toned down aesthetic. It's simply a fun show that is extremely easy to binge.

Oct 10, 2018 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

There are a few stumbles early on, owing to characters and plotlines going around in circles, but whether it works will depend on your sensibilities, and how cohesive the tonal shift stays for the season run.

Aug 27, 2018 | Full Review…

For those familiar with this parody of a superhero, the appropriately campy pilot shows just the right mixture of wacky humor and legitimate plot to signal that this new adaptation of "The Tick" will be well worth watching.

Jul 16, 2018 | Full Review…

Maybe we could all use a Tick in our lives. At least in the real world, we've got these six episodes.

Jul 13, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Tick: Season 1

  • Nov 17, 2020
    I watched the first few episodes of the show and loved the concept and funny writing. Unfortunately, as I got closer to the end of Season 1 I just couldn't stay attached to the flailing plot and the painful acting of some of the characters.
  • Oct 18, 2020
    Yeah okay... This is the kind of series that I love to watch but I wouldn't openly recommend it to everyone... It needs that kind of special taste to value it. So... 5 stars so far, let's watch season 2.
  • Oct 03, 2020
    Doesn't hold a candle to the original series with Patrick Warburton. Gave it a shot, couldn't get into it
  • Jul 26, 2020
    Some weak writing and miscast star makes this a Tick to skip and I LOVE the character.
  • Jul 09, 2020
    Why was this show cancelled? Was it too good? Too hopeful? The opposite of the grim, gratuitously violent BS we expect of superhero shows? Bring it back. I have so enjoyed watching this with my teenagers.
  • Jul 01, 2020
    Finally binge watched this in June 2020. Disappointing to see that Amazon canceled it. Major oversight on their part IMHO. The tomatometer for this one is spot on, The show is great! If i had one complaint about it, it would be that the episodes are only 25ish minutes long. Wish they were an hour. Amazon if you're listening, more Tick plz. Revive this show!
  • Apr 18, 2020
    Well acted and very well written.
  • Jan 10, 2020
    I really liked this. Strange start but the story slowly builds through the season. No budget to match Marvel they do well enough and you can easily forgive them for the decent storyline. Well written, characters introduced as needed, pokes fun at the superhero genre and cliches. Good script and story moves along and good fun.
  • Jan 07, 2020
    It is a funny series, it brings fun and the search for people for the right way, brings the principle of doubt about people who follow the wrong way, so that there may be the possibility of change even if some problems occur. I really enjoyed it and was very sad that amazon does not know how to identify something that can be a great success and does not need to have stories, only need to be told as in the comic. strongly recommend to those who like the category and I'm disappointed with the company.
  • Dec 24, 2019
    Disliked the cartoon series as a kid, just wasn't my kind of animated comedy. Took a punt on this and absolutely loved it. My daughter watch episode 2 over my shoulder and was hooked by the end of the episode and she had no idea what The Tick was. Amazon please do a season 3.

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