The Tick: The Entire Series It was too smart. Too funny. Too weird. So, of course, it failed. The wicked men at Fox may have thought they had stymied our… The Tick: The Entire Series It was too smart. Too funny. Too weird. So, of course, it failed. The wicked men at Fox may have thought they had stymied our…
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The Tick: The Entire Series! (2003)

The Tick, The Tick: The Entire Series | 'TICK'-ED OFF We're furious the show is off the air -- but thrilled it's now on DVD
'TICK'-ED OFF We're furious the show is off the air -- but thrilled it's now on DVD
EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Sep 30, 2003; DVD Release Date: Sep 30, 2003; Movie Rated: Unrated

It was too smart. Too funny. Too weird. So, of course, it failed. The wicked men at Fox may have thought they had stymied our blue superhero chum when they canceled the live-action adaptation of Ben Edlund's comic, but sweet justice has finally been served -- and this piping-hot dish comes in the form of the double-DVD package The Tick: The Entire Series!, featuring all nine episodes. (Fox only aired eight.)

Patrick Warburton shines as the oblivious and oafish Tick, but the real secret power of the show comes from the codpiece of Nestor Carbonell's Batmanuel. Or so he would have you believe. EXTRAS In one of the commentary tracks, executive producer Barry Sonnenfeld calls the pilot episode ''the single best thing I have directed.'' We agree.

Originally posted Sep 30, 2003 Published in issue #731 Oct 03, 2003 Order article reprints
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