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TV: 'The Tick' & 'What We Do in the Shadows'
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Interesting article about a pair of TV shows that might appeal to Terry Gilliam fans.

The Joyful Absurdity of 'The Tick' and 'What We Do in the Shadows'
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/bastar...ic-1201324

I haven't seen the FX series What We Do in the Shadows (I don't have cable), but if it is anything like the very funny movie (directed by Taika Waititi, who will be directing the Time Bandits TV pilot for Apple), it'll be a success. Has anyone else caught any of the episodes?

I've seen both seasons of Amazon Prime's The Tick and it has become every bit as silly as the original cartoon (though with a surprising amount of depth), and is better than the short-lived live action version with Patrick Warburton from 2001. Season 1 takes a bit of time to get going, as the show was still trying to find the right tone. Season 2 hits the ground running and doesn't quit. In this age of superhero oversaturation, the show is a welcome, fresh, and funny satire that is highly recommended. Here's hoping they make it to the planned 5 seasons they want.

Since the trailers don't do it justice, here's a funny scene from season 2:


 
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Here's the trailer for What We Do in the Shadows, Season 1:




Looks to be as funny as the movie.
 
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While What We Do in the Shadows has been renewed for another season, The Tick sadly has not.

However, there is an active campaign to try and save the show.
The Tick star says canceled show is 'still alive,' asks fans to #SaveTheTick:
https://ew.com/tv/2019/05/16/the-tick-gr...afinowicz/

Also, here are the links to watch the largely self-contained first two seasons. While each season has its own individual arc (both of which are resolved), they both end with cliffhangers that set up the next season's storylines. Season 1 does take its time to find its voice, but Season 2 is consistently funny and entertaining until the end.

Amazon.co.uk The Tick Season 1: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Pilot/dp/B01J774TG2/
Amazon.co.uk The Tick Season 2: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Season-2-Offici...B07NB96L6W

Amazon.com The Tick Season 1: https://www.amazon.com/End-Beginning-Sta...01J776WSK/
Amazon.com The Tick Season 2: https://www.amazon.com/Lesson-One-Think-...07NBDP4KG/

Update 1: I started a new Twitter account to help #SaveTheTick: https://twitter.com/SavetheTick

Update 2: Someone else made a petition. https://www.change.org/p/netflix-save-the-tick

Update 3: Here is another clip.


 
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