TV Review: The Tick (2016) S1E3 Secret/Identity

the-tick-img-1200x1200Arthur takes a break from hunting the Terror and tries to get back to his safe, normal, and unheroic life as an accountant unaware he’s being stalked by the menacing vigilante Overkill. Tick confesses to an existential crisis.

Overkill has become the focus of The Tick, in a way, as Arthur attempts to go back to his normal life and the series feels like it’s really getting going. Overkill is an anti-hero who’s keen on killing the bad guys.

The Tick continues to make it its own thing as The Tick attempts to get Arthur to be his sidekick and Arthur just wants to be alone. This isn’t a series with lots of fighting of colorful and goofy villains. Instead it’s a muted version of everything and a bit on the serious side. The superheroing is rather limited.

The episode has a lot that’s set up but at the same time ins’t that exciting. Arthur loses the suit, the Tick wants to get Arthur to help him, Overkill hunts Arthur, but the episode feels like it’s just set up for what’s to come. That’s not bad in ay way, it’s just very different in a lot o ways.

The episode has me still interested in seeing what’s next and the more I don’t compare it to what’s come before it, the more I enjoy it. While it’s not the comedic joke a minute I was expecting, it’s still a fun and entertaining addition to the live action superhero genre.


You can watch The Tick now on Amazon.

Overall Rating: 6.95