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  • Writer's pictureDylan Buell

Review: Velma - 1x05 & 1x06

Jinkies! This raucous reimagining of the Scooby-Doo franchise unravels the mysterious origins of Mystery, Inc. – as seen through the eyes of the gang’s beloved bespectacled detective Velma.

Mindy Kaling, Sam Richardson, Constance Wu, and Glenn Howerton

This series continues on a downward spiral as it adds two new episodes to its first season. A lack of care for characters and downright offensive humor makes this show not only bad, but uncomfortable to watch.

With only two episodes left, this series finally attempt to push the already lackluster plot forward. The show tries to pull you in and make you care about these characters relationships but has already thrown them so far away they feel like hollow shells of people. Constant jokes about sexual assault, religion, and ethnicity make you really curious who approved these scripts.

The continue to make velmas chara er unlikable as the only person she cares about is herself time and time again. She treats her friends like trash and her family even worse. They attempted to give Daphne an arc but rushed through it so quick that there was no time to build depth of heart. The rest of the characters just feel so empty, even the voice acting is dry and dead. It's clear now more than ever that this show had no intention of using any character foundation from the original series.

The big "moment" that most people are talking about from these episodes so far is definitely the addition of "SCOOBI", and no, not the talking dog. I feel like this addition does set up Scooby Doo to actually appear in a possible season or even the end of this one, but that doesn't change the fact of how poor it was executed. Episode Six delivers quite possibly one of the worst lines of dialogue i've heard from any piece of media... ever.

Its clear to all now more than ever that shis series is beyond redemption. If it wasn't for people hate watching, I have no doubt it would have been cancelled by now. This is by far one of the worst adapted pieces of media from a pre-existing franchise to date. Please if you are watching this show, stop. The creative team behind this does not deserve the opportunity to work on another season of this or honestly, anything ever again.

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