Embracing the parody source material and leaving behind the pilot’s uneven tone, Amazon’s The Tick is a continually entertaining story about the commonplace, the heroic, and how sometimes those are the same.
Superhero movies and TV shows are at an all-time high. We’re approaching a regular output of six to eight major blockbusters in the genre per year, with no sign of slowing down. So logically, it’s the perfect time for a ridiculous, over-the-top parody of the superhero genre. This, in a nutshell, is The Tick.