The Tick: Season 1 (2016 - 2018)

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Season 1
The Tick

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

90%

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Critic Ratings: 63

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User Ratings: 516

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Episodes

1
Air date: Aug 19, 2016
2
Air date: Aug 25, 2017
3
Air date: Aug 25, 2017
4
Air date: Aug 25, 2017
5
Air date: Aug 25, 2017
6
Air date: Aug 25, 2017
7
Air date: Feb 23, 2018
8
Air date: Feb 23, 2018
9
Air date: Feb 23, 2018
10
Air date: Feb 23, 2018
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Tv Season Info

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!

Cast

Griffin Newman
as Arthur Everest
Valorie Curry
as Dot Everest
Yara Martinez
as Ms. Lint
Brendan P. Hines
as Superian
Jackie Earle Haley
as The Terror

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Critic Reviews for The Tick Season 1

All Critics (63) | Top Critics (26)

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…
Top Critic

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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Top Critic

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…

The series' winking self-awareness makes for a fun, weird, intriguing show that has a strong sense of itself and the world it portrays.

Jan 14, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | 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…

Audience Reviews for The Tick: Season 1

  • 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.
  • Nov 02, 2019
    If you loved the cartoon this show won't disappoint. Very well done.
  • Oct 29, 2019
    Outstanding television. Funny, dark, intelligently satirical.
  • Sep 26, 2019
    Série incrível, com boa atuação, heróis e vilões carismáticos, 4,5 Estrelas

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