Mindy Kaling’s ‘Scooby Doo’ Spinoff ‘Velma’ Trashed By Fans Saying It’s ‘Horrible,’ ‘Not Funny At All’

The new “Scooby-Doo” spinoff cartoon “Velma” Fans of the original series may not like it.

Cartoon with adult content airing on HBO Max Features Velma Dinkley’s origin story and the origin of her beloved crime-solving team from the original “Scooby-Doo” The series was remade. It stars a comedic actress Mindy Kaling As the main character’s voice, along with a variety of characters.

“Velma” This week’s release was announced and many have already taken notice. “Scooby-Doo” fans are upset about how the series fundamentally changes the characters’ personalities. The series currently has a 8% rating from the audience and a 50% rating from critics. Rotten Tomatoes.

“If you are a fan of Scooby-Doo don’t watch this. It’s everything terrible about modern-day Hollywood wrapped into a terrible Reboot no one asked for,” One reviewer warned.

“As a fan of the original series, this is not written for me which is a shame really,” Another viewer agreed.

“I actually gave this show the benefit of the doubt. As I was watching it dawned on me, the only creativity left in these Hollywood types is to change the race of some of the protagonists and add in some seriously unfunny childish humor,” Another person agreed.

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“Writing is horrible, voice acting is mediocre at best, animation is atrocious, jokes are painfully unfunny and the show doesn’t respect the original concept. Character’s personalities are so different it doesn’t resemble anything that we loved to watch as kids and it’s too vulgar for today’s kids,” Another shared.

“A complete disaster. It’s not funny at all,” Another Rotten Tomatoes user added another comment.

Many people have complained about the obvious adult content in the new series. “unnecessarily sexual,” Particularly when you consider how these characters are meant for teenagers.

One reviewer wrote, “Hey let’s take people’s childhood and fill it with violence, profanities, drugs and sexual references, they’ll love it!” 

Although critics have rated “Velma” They were slightly happier, but they were mostly not impressed with the final product.

“It’s been done before, and much better, using unique takes on the gang that maintained their essence, so Velma is never as groundbreaking as it seems to think it is,” Variety Reviewer shared. “More than that, these characters are just really unpleasant to spend time with.”

“Too much meta humor, not enough heart,” The synopsis of the Hollywood Reporter .

Kaling, who is also executive producer on the project previously talked about her inclusion in episode 2 of the new show of a similar-sex kiss with Velma and Daphne. Velma’s sexuality has long been a topic of discussion among fans.

“The character is so iconic, and there’s been so much speculation about her sexuality,” Kaling said, “Persist.” Variety. “I work on a couple other shows about young women, and it just felt like this gift to explore that, knowing that there’s all these expectations for the character. It was one of the reasons why it really felt worthy to do an origin story of her.”

“We faced no resistance. We came in and said, ‘This is what we want to do, and this is how we want to do it,’” Charlie Grandy, series creator, agreed to the addition of the kiss.

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