I can see them playing with the idea that other people think the Tick is a figment of Arthur's imagination (probably his sister), but yeah, having him actually be a Tyler Durden seems like a bridge too far.
The Tick returns to live action!
Posted 24 August 2016 - 05:05 PM
The pilot was directed by Wally Pfister, who is Christopher Nolan's most often-used cinematographer.
That certainly explains quite a bit about the pilot's visual tone...
Edited by Sprocket, 24 August 2016 - 05:10 PM.
Posted 28 August 2016 - 07:13 AM
Who's the evil woman? Didn't hear a name.
The hero with his hands broken will probably be return somehow.
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1 minute of (minimal) lights, (steady) camera and... ACTION FIGURES! (mostly Transformers) - Episode 031: Combiners and chest envy
Posted 28 August 2016 - 10:13 AM
Well, one possible plot thread would be that the Tick was the surviving member of Flag Five who underwent experimental treatment to restore his eyes and hands, but it cost him his grip on reality. I expect it would turn out to not be the case, but could be milked as a subplot for a few episodes.
Posted 25 August 2017 - 10:14 PM
Just starting episode 4 now... so far I'm really enjoying it. I never really watched the old cartoon or original live-action series, but I'm really liking this take. It's bizarre, amusing, a bit dark, and pretty endearing. The casting and production values are also pretty impressive.
EDIT: And done. Really hoping we get more episodes soon. I think Ms. Lint was one of my favourite things about the series... really loved the "supervillain trying to adapt to a less super life" thing, and her living situation was pretty amusing.
Edited by TM2-Megatron, 26 August 2017 - 12:11 AM.
Posted 26 August 2017 - 09:14 AM
4 eps in. I'm really enjoying this take. Everyone is so dark and life is hellish and then there's this big blue guy who is just so goddamn positive all the time. It's fantastic.
"Why does history repeat itself? Because God doesn't have TiVo."
Wounds of honor are always self inflicted.
Posted 26 August 2017 - 11:52 AM
Edited by ultra magnus13, 26 August 2017 - 11:53 AM.
Posted 26 August 2017 - 08:37 PM
Apparently it's one season in two parts, with the second part airing... dunno. So, basically, yeah, one very short season. I watched two episodes before realizing I was already halfway through!
I really like the changes from the pilot--better suit, a little less dark and a little more comic in tone--but it feels like I'm halfway through a Tick movie right now. I'd prefer it were a bit more episodic. They said "season 1 part 2" is sort of another arc, so I guess that's just how it's going to be.
It's really interesting to me that Ben Edlund created this thing as a 12-issue black-and-white comic in the 80s, and in the 30 years since then he's personally adapted it into three very different TV shows. A G-rated Saturday Morning cartoon, a PG-13 live-action sitcom, and now an R-rated live-action dramedy. Each iteration has felt so distinct, yet each one has kept the core superhero satire intact and had its first episode written by the same dude. It's pretty impressive.
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