The Tick: Season 1 (2016 - 2018)


Season 1
The Tick

Critics Consensus

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



Critic Ratings: 61

Audience Score

User Ratings: 0
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Air date: Aug 19, 2016
Air date: Aug 25, 2017
Air date: Aug 25, 2017
Air date: Aug 25, 2017
Air date: Aug 25, 2017
Air date: Aug 25, 2017
Air date: Feb 23, 2018
Air date: Feb 23, 2018
Air date: Feb 23, 2018
Air date: Feb 23, 2018
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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 (61) | Top Critics (24)

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…
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…

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…

Audience Reviews for The Tick: Season 1

  • May 22, 2019
    "The Tick" offers a surprisingly satirical take on the superhero craze. I love it's humor and fun characters. These superheros are much preferred to many from the DC or MCU. And with just 10 episodes total (each under 30 minutes) the show is a small time investment. Sadly, "The Tick" has been canceled so odds are we must say goodbye to our loveable gang here. Watching "The Tick" has been a fun and unique experience. Spoon!
  • May 17, 2019
    A fantastic show with amazing actors and a wonderfully fresh take on superheroes. Peter Serafinowicz and Griffin Newman have amazing chemistry together. They are Arthur and the Tick. Yara Martinez takes the super villain tropes and turns them on their head. She's amazing as Ms. Lint. What ties it all together is Jackie Earle Haley. The Terror is an evil that feels menacing and not like yet another bad guy with some McGuffin. Absolutely the best show on TV right now.
  • May 06, 2019
    For me it was the acting that stood out and this series. Everyone seems Perfectly Natural playing well written tongue and cheek kind of characters that the type of show like this demands. Overall I very much enjoyed the whole season and look forward to the next even though it may not be at the very top of my what to watch list.
  • Apr 25, 2019
    I'm absolutely thrilled with The Tick!! Absurd, hilarious, delightful. Easily one of my favorite TV shows in years. I would keep my Prime membership Just to watch this show!
  • Apr 19, 2019
    Essentially, the cartoon brought to life with more violence and great writing.
  • Apr 09, 2019
    An absolutely refreshing take on the current state of superheroes, and also possibly the best iteration of the Mighty Blue Tick to date! Ben Edlund's experience in TV since the live action sitcom version (criminally underrated) really shows as he crafts a strong season long arc with lots of moving parts and interwoven threads that all come together in end. Theres an attention to detail makes this fantastic to binge for a second or even third watch, as you pick up on little things you may have missed. Strong characters with believable motives and colorful personalities really sell the whole thing. Arthur, Dot, and Ms. Lint are especially unique and memorable. And between the laugh-out-loud dialog and zany adventures is some very deft worldbuilding. Excellent from start to finish!
  • Apr 05, 2019
    Great fun - The first season was ok (But slightly wishy-washy) The second season is a different beast, warm, unpredictably silly and a welcome antidote to a superhero market awash in blandness. The Tick has found its feet and I like it a lot. Recommended accomplices: Vodka and Friends.
  • Mar 31, 2019
    Fantastic dark comedy. Awesome execution on the anti-hero persona with Arthur. The Tick's character had such spot on comic timing. And the show does a good job drawing on the Watcher as inspiration to explore realities around a susperhero universe. I am rewatching the series in anticipation for Season 2 and it really holds up.
  • Feb 19, 2019
    I really wanted to like this show, but after watching season 1, I think it's just ok. I get that the show is suppose to be corny and cheeky, but to me, it seem to try a bit too hard. This is one of those shows i would watch if I had nothing else to watch and wanted to burn an hour.
  • Dec 17, 2018
    I binged the entire season in one sitting. It was hilarious and original!

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