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General Discussion => Television aka TV discussion => Topic started by: Henry88 on September 01, 2014, 07:04:16 PM

Title: The Tick
Post by: Henry88 on September 01, 2014, 07:04:16 PM


http://io9.com/the-tick-is-being-revived-with-patrick-warburton-to-st-1629033168

The only downside is it's on Amazon which means you have to have their streaming service and then pay for the episodes. But since it's Warburton and Ben Edlund will be doing the writing, I'm sure that you'll see fans lining up for it.

SPOOOOOOOON!
Title: Re: The Tick
Post by: RandyMistie on September 01, 2014, 08:18:55 PM
Love "The Tick"... loved Ben Edlunds writing. Paul the Samurai, Man Eating Cow...

What? Are you kidding me? What's not to love.
Title: Re: The Tick
Post by: PsychoGoatee on September 02, 2014, 03:15:03 PM
Sticks and stones, baby!

SPEAK!

Gotta love The Tick.
Title: Re: The Tick
Post by: Johnny Unusual on September 04, 2014, 09:48:38 AM
Sadly, Speak probably won't be in this one.
Title: Re: The Tick
Post by: goflyblind on September 04, 2014, 09:55:52 AM
Sadly, Speak probably won't be in this one.

(http://www.thetick.ws/images/speak.jpg)
that's not true! that's impossible!
Title: Re: The Tick
Post by: Pak-Man on September 04, 2014, 10:17:18 AM
Yeah there was this whole mess with the rights where, even though FOX was doing both the live and the animated Tick show, characters that were created specifically for the animated show (And there were a lot of them) couldn't be used in the live show, and vice-versa, and neither can be used in the comics.
Title: Re: The Tick
Post by: k1 on September 05, 2014, 04:13:28 PM
I suppose I'll have to add their streaming service. (Or watch it over my parents place since they have it.)
Title: Re: The Tick
Post by: Pak-Man on August 24, 2017, 10:12:35 PM
It's up already! I just watched Episode 2. Digging it. Love its unique off-kilter spirit.
Title: Re: The Tick
Post by: Darth Geek on August 25, 2017, 05:54:22 AM
It's up already! I just watched Episode 2. Digging it. Love its unique off-kilter spirit.
Is it more true to the comic and animated show than the 2001 series? As much as I loved Patrick Warburton in that, everything else was toned down so much I didn't really get into it.
Title: Re: The Tick
Post by: Pak-Man on August 25, 2017, 08:14:08 AM
It gets a bit darker and more violent than even the comics did, but I'd say it's way more true to the comics. This Tick is very clearly insane, as opposed to the more simple, childlike Tick we've usually had.
Title: Re: The Tick
Post by: k1 on August 25, 2017, 10:11:51 AM
Is it really only 5 episodes?
Title: Re: The Tick
Post by: Pak-Man on August 25, 2017, 11:30:06 AM
This is the first half season. We get another six early next year.
Title: Re: The Tick
Post by: Pak-Man on August 28, 2017, 10:03:38 AM
Binged the whole thing over the weekend. The gritty setting was off-putting at first, but The Tick's determination to be anything BUT Gritty won me over. At the end of the season, I was shocked that it wasn't just a good Tick story, it was a good superhero story.
Title: Re: The Tick
Post by: k1 on August 28, 2017, 02:52:00 PM
I've got 2 more left to watch.  I really enjoy it.  Gonna be a long wait for the second half of the season
Title: Re: The Tick
Post by: SJP on August 28, 2017, 04:15:50 PM
I'm enjoying it myself, but I am really shocked this thing wasn't rated TV-MA, but I guess if Gotham can show a hand getting blown off with a shotgun, I shouldn't be surprised by the swearing and blood flying.  Peter really is impressive as the character.  That, and Jackie Earl Haley can chew scenery like nobody's business.

It's a nice mix between the superheroics that the cartoon was able to pull off and the real-world feel the prior live-action show did but never had the budget to expand from.

I do miss Batmanuel, though.
Title: Re: The Tick
Post by: k1 on August 29, 2017, 04:20:27 AM
"Batmanuel has finished the Big Gulp..."
Title: Re: The Tick
Post by: k1 on September 14, 2017, 04:47:51 PM
That cliffhanger tho
Title: Re: The Tick
Post by: Road_Element on October 02, 2017, 01:01:48 PM
Frankly i think i would rather watch the Patrick Warburton 2001 version or the Cartoon. The Pilot wasn't that good.
Title: Re: The Tick
Post by: Pak-Man on October 02, 2017, 01:07:59 PM
If you stopped at the pilot, give it another episode or two. There's a bit of course correction that, I think, helped save the show.
Title: Re: The Tick
Post by: Jesse412 on October 06, 2017, 12:31:08 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DLdNcTvVoAA4fuD.jpg)
Title: Re: The Tick
Post by: Pak-Man on February 22, 2018, 01:32:09 PM
It's back tomorrow!