The Tick, Spoon!

Discussion in 'General' started by Hayai_JiJi, Nov 9, 2001.

  1. Hayai_JiJi

    Hayai_JiJi Well-Known Member

    Did anyone else catch the series premiere on Fox last night. If you did not boy do I feel bad for you. It was very funny and matches up with the cartoon quite well. They did not change that much I am very pleased. My only problem is that they changed American Maids name but that's a minor point. Now if I can only get them to do the Santa episode and the one where the gingerbread men beat up Arthur.
  2. Chanchai

    Chanchai Well-Known Member

    Did they also change Deflator Mouse's name?

    I only caught a part of the series, and I was impressed that they did it kinda well on a live action level. But... it just doesn't capture the Tick the way the cartoon did, imo. I just loved the way the retarded Tick monologues would come out in the cartoon, whereas in the live action, they just flew by me because they weren't being so projected.

    I'll probably have to watch the show a little more to further appreciate it.

  3. Hayai_JiJi

    Hayai_JiJi Well-Known Member

    Yeah I think they did change his name. Either that or he just says it with such a heavy accent you cannot understand it.

    I think it was rather well done. I loved the monolouges except there were like 5 of them in a 25 minute episode. My judgement may have been skewed as it been a very long time since I have seen the cartoon so I was just thrilled to see the big blue one again:)
  4. ghostdog

    ghostdog Well-Known Member


    You mentioned that it was a series premiere. What time is the next show? I'll try and take a look-see.
  5. Adio

    Adio Well-Known Member

    READ A BOOK!!!
  6. Chanchai

    Chanchai Well-Known Member

    I thought the visuals were impressive. The color work in particular. The overall look of the live action was great. It might look more like an Image comic (the type of colors you see in CG animations) as opposed to the style that The Tick comic was done, but since it's live action, it sort of brings the characters out more.

    I just didn't take enough time paying attention to the dialogue and portrayal of the characters. For the most part, I just felt the monologues were mumbled through, sounding like some SNL characters. What I was hoping for, and loved in the animated series, was the Adam West-style melodramatic monologues in which the character says it all with such conviction and belief, while the words that come out of his mouth are just purely retarded in their own context. I always thought that was a strong point in the animated series. Unfortunately, I never really read up on the comic.

    I'm looking forward to how the series progresses and hope it turns out really well.

  7. Hayai_JiJi

    Hayai_JiJi Well-Known Member

    It should be on next Thursday at 8 but probally 9 for you Floridians.

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