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Amazon’s The Tick Season 1: Actually Not Terrible

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Translating the awesomeness of comic books to the big screen has proven itself to be quite a challenge.  Admittedly over the years with the evolution of special effects and technology the results of a comic moving from page to screen has drastically improved.  The same can’t quite be said for television series, however.

Netflix has proven more than once how difficult it can be to accurately capture the feel on screen of what appears so seemingly easy on paper, having ruined such superheroes as Luke Cage and Iron Fist with series that are as boring as they are pointless.

But Amazon has made a run at the genre with their production of The Tick and the results are surprisingly welcome.

The Tick himself is an extremely likable character and helps to lighten the mood of the dreary social settings.  The action is consistent and the holds to the whimsical yet impressive feats that The Tick is capable of.

The supporting cast does well to create an impression of authenticity and fortunately there is not the push and pull feel that came with so many other superhero series.

Like every series, however, there are some lows to go with the highs but as a whole the show itself is worth the watch.

@_PatrickLawlor

 

FURIOUSFANBOYS Writer
Patrick Lawlor is a writer/comedian who studied improv and sketch comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade in New York.