The Tick

The Tick

Season 2

DVD - 2007
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With a heart as big as the moon and as warm as bathwater, the Tick flexes the muscle of goodness to keep the citizens of the city safe from the strangest collection of villains yet. Season two brings the return of uber-villains El Seed and Brainchild, our heroes make their reality TV debuts and the Tick whittles himself a new sidekick when a woman comes between him and his old chum Arthur.
Rating: Not rated.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Buena Vista Home Entertainment, 2007
ISBN: 9780788873652
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (ca. 255 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Tick vs. Season 2


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Mar 10, 2018

The dictionary defines a "tick" as being a bloodsucking parasite that transmits disease.

Now - Never once did I ever see "The Tick" suck any blood or transmit any disease - But - When it came to being a parasite - Yep - He was one of the most obnoxious, irksome, loud-mouthed, in-your-face pests (aka. parasite) ever created as an animated superhero.

And, with that in mind - I found that one of the biggest and most annoying problems with this empty-headed, ill-conceived TV series was that it gave one the clear impression that it was "cool" for "The Tick" to be this way.

Yet. The truth was - "The Tick" was downright despicable and utterly vile with his over-inflated ego, bulging muscles, and constantly flapping gums.

Yes. I do realize that this animated TV series (from 1994) was, indeed, intended to be a parody of superheroism - But, regardless of this - I found that all that it ended up doing was reducing every superhero cliche to the level of being the most hatefully sneering cynicism imaginable.

And, sure enough - After only just a short while "The Tick" (and his annoying schtick) lost its amusement-factor completely.


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