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Author The tick: 2001
Posted: January 25, 2009 4:33:49 pm
On Netflix, I've been instant viewing The tick, Fox's short-lived live action version of the cartoon staring Patrick Warburton, and thought it deserved a recommendation. Excellent cast, as Warburton's David Puddy was 90% tick, good finds for Arthur, Captain Liberty, a good guest spot by Ron Perlman, and the surprise delight of Nestor Carbonell as Batmanuel, a character I assume was changed from the cartoon's Fledermaus, one of my favorites in the original. He doesn't get the best lines, but his overly secure lethario gets some fun screen time.

I'm disappointed in the loss of Sea Urchin (a Rain Man parody), and the first few episodes start out slow, but by "Couples", the series is well worth watching. This isn't the cartoon, so depending on your philosophy, you won't want to watch it with kids, but it's worth the time after they've gone to bed.
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Posted: January 25, 2009 4:40:58 pm
the live action tick was totally amazing, i agree. Patrick Warburton was born to play the tick, no one could have been better cast...the only downside of the series was the casting of Arthur, who is the "main character" of the tick....but he couldnt come close to breaking the show....just wish I had heard of it when it was on.....oh and Hulu has the whole series for free (legally) if anyone is interested
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Posted: January 25, 2009 9:15:46 pm
i only saw a little of the show here and there when it was on and completly forgot about it till just now. and yea hulu is the best thing ever i would kill myself at work if it werent for hulu and comicbookrealm
Posted: January 26, 2009 12:00:11 am
excellent show
Posted: January 26, 2009 8:48:01 am
I completely geek out over the tick's costume. They could have gone with a crappy blue spandex body sock, but that thing was seemless!

There was some magic missing from the cartoon, it didn't seem as madcap or something, but it was still pretty fun. Couldn't sleep this morning and finished it up. It was pretty good.
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Posted: January 26, 2009 10:46:20 am
This show was great!!! I still get emotional about it being canceled. Sad
Posted: January 29, 2009 3:30:15 pm
This is kind of timely.
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Posted: January 29, 2009 6:49:14 pm
joshschr said:
This is kind of timely.


you beat me to it!
Posted: January 29, 2009 7:13:36 pm
hardlyart said:
joshschr said:
This is kind of timely.
you beat me to it!



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Posted: February 12, 2009 2:26:48 pm
I yam what I yam.

tick tock tick tock... Time for another tick link! I think it might also be time for a new tick tv show/comic/MOVIE?
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