I discovered the comic of The Tick in 1990. Watched both the Fox animated and live action. Whatever flaws those series had, whatever deviations from the source material, they most certainly weren't boring. I'm not sure what the element is here -- just too much exposition, too much trying to be a "real" hero and not a parody of heroes, or what it is -- but I was bored midway through. Add to it the set up of not being quite sure at this point if this is actually The Tick, or some sort of Fight Club twist and I'm skeptical as to whether it'll recover from this pilot. I gave it three stars on hope and nostalgia, but that'll only last so long.