Knuckles Review – IGN

How Knuckles and Wade Make for a Hilarious Duo in New Paramount+ Series

When you think of Knuckles the Echidna (played by Idris Elba), the image of a gruff and stoic warrior probably comes to mind. So how does he end up starring in a TV show alongside a loveable, dim-witted human companion named Wade Whipple (portrayed by Adam Pally)? The dynamic duo is at the center of the new Paramount+ miniseries Knuckles, where Wade finds himself embarking on a bowling competition adventure under the guidance of Knuckles in Reno.

While the premise may seem bizarre, the pairing of Knuckles and Wade turns out to be a stroke of genius. Wade’s goofball antics and his ’80s obsession provide the perfect comic relief to Knuckles’ serious demeanor, creating a hilarious and heartwarming friendship that drives the series forward. Elba’s portrayal of Knuckles’ determination contrasts brilliantly with Pally’s comedic flair, making for an entertaining and engaging watch.

The show also brings back other familiar faces from Team Sonic, including Ben Schwartz and Colleen O’Shaughnessey reprising their movie roles. With the addition of guest appearances like Christopher Lloyd as the great Echidna elder Pachacamac, Knuckles is filled with action-packed scenes and unexpected twists that keep viewers on the edge of their seats.

Knuckles introduces a fresh take on the Sonic formula by unveiling a storyline where the villains draw power from Knuckles’ quills. The series prioritizes brute force over speed, leading to a showdown that is as thrilling as it is hilarious. With a soundtrack featuring ’80s classics and nods to alt-rock hits from the ’90s and early ’00s, Knuckles strikes a perfect balance between action and comedy.

Despite its zany premise, Knuckles manages to deliver a heartfelt narrative that is punctuated by hilarious moments and frenzied fight scenes. Wade’s larger-than-life personality takes center stage, adding a unique twist to the familiar Sonic universe. Knuckles is not just another addition to the franchise; it’s a breath of fresh air that injects chaotic energy into the beloved world of Sonic.