Now heed the words of your feathery conqueror!
I took a gander at the previews of this show and one thought came to mind "...hmm ok"
BUT for the sake of it, I decided to watch this show (however being a bird of the british isle's, the show will not air over here until 2015, but luckily about 5 or 6 youtubers have managed to sort this problem, the fate of their youtube accounts will be uncertain but I digress!)
I watched episode one, "The Sidekick". The first two minutes and a half was just what I had already seen in the preview, the burn bot gag still confuses me. All the gag is is Sonic pointing out that Eggman is an idiot for giving a robot an innacurate name, I felt an explanation like "well it did have flame throwers, but they fell off a couple of canyons back" would've completed the joke and I figured that maybe there would be a joke later on in the episode that would refer back to that, but not really. Eggman just admits he took sonic's advice and attatched flame throwers on it in their encounter later on. Seems Eggman is still stuck in the dumb villain mindset, at least in this episode!
I bring this up because that's what the first episode felt like, some gags that felt complete but mixed in with confusing ones that miss the mark. Not bad, but nothing too special.
The plot itself is that after an incident where Tails' plane crashed knocking him unconcious, Sonic decides to fire him to make sure he is out of harms way...strange way of going about it but ok. Sonic then puts up an ad wanting a sidekick, but after Tails and Eggman (in an amusing fashion) exploits the "anyone is aligable" part of the advertisement, both enter a sidekick competition to see who can become Sonic's new sidekick...spoilers it's Tails.
Otherwise, the action was decent, the animation is fast paced, a tad awkward at times but isn't embarrasingly noticable but the 11 minute time length (Which I know is the norm for most cartoons on CN now) didn't seem long enough to develop the story and thus felt a bit rushed.
However the second episode, "Can an Evil Genius Crash on Your Couch for a Few Weeks?", which I'm declaring as my favorite episode title of all time, was most amusing!
The plot is...exactly what it says on the tin. Dr Eggman,orbot and cubot crash over at Sonic's house because the storm destroyed their evil lair (or did it?) and most the episode is seeing Dr Eggman as a roommate!
I very much enjoyed Eggman here more so than I did in the pilot! I appreciate a villain with a sense of humour like that, and his dialog, actions and generally everything about him resulted in a few gems! It reminds me of why he is one of the many villains I look up to! Also his half caring and half abusive relationship to Orbot and Cubot must also deserve a special mention!
But of course I must talk about the other cast and try to remain unbiased as possible towards the heroes.
Sonic himself is...the same character. Nothing that we haven't seen before in his character, but it's early days.
Tails is...tails. He does machines.
Knuckles, doesn't chuckle and would rather flex his muscles...and do nothing else apparently.
Amy isn't the token girlfriend trope here so that's a start
Sticks...now most of the fans of the sonic fanbase (whom I drink the tears of on a frequent basis) didn't like this character at all when she was first revealed, it was either the annoying voice or her attempts at humour. The voice doesn't bother me, I live with a demon who also has a voice that would hurt most people's ears and as a child I watched plenty of cartoons and let's face it, many cartoon characters have annoying voices. However some of them are beloved due to their character development and the fact that they were actually funny...Sticks didn't succeed in this regard. She came off as the "wacky one who noone believes because she's wacky but oh guess what she is right about things despite being wacky so let's take the wacky one more seriously except we won't"...trope. This is becoming a familiar trope with cartoon characters, especially now and it always struck me as a one off gag. Again though, this is only one episode, and from I gather there is going to be a Sticks centred episode at some point so she has time to impress me...or suffer the feathery wrath!
Overall, I'd just watch episode 2.
Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to blackmail the mayor, clean the doomsday laser and go to my local villain pub "The Decrepit Camel" to brag about my brilliance!