Let’s go all the way back to 2001 when the live action version of the cult comic book and animated TV series The Tick was a thing. Airing on FOX on Thursday nights, the show that was less about action and crime solving rather more about the (sometimes lame) characters that put on the suits. It was loaded with cameos and even acclaimed director Barry Sonnenfeld directed the show’s pilot episode and he’s since gone on record stating it was the best thing he’s ever directed.
Patrick Warburton donning the blue outfit and allowed to run amok for only 9 episodes still, to this day, seems unfair. The Tick was ahead of its time in some ways. The show was weird, smart, and funny. The perfect recipe for a cult following while also unfortunately the perfect recipe for cancellation. FOX pulled the plug on the show after just 9 episodes.
Fan support was strong though and the entire series was released on DVD in 2003. But fast forward a decade and those have since gone out of print. Enter Mill Creek Entertainment who gained the rights to the show. They quickly ended the drought and re-released the complete series this week. Spend your money wisely.