Is the New Scooby Doo as “Ruff” as people say?


Scooby Doo. An all time classic show, with the perfect formula of humor, mystery, and nostalgia. After not having a new revival of the series for what feels like decades (since 2019), a revamp with the show’s classic characters was much needed. After the highly anticipated new show, Velma, was released, as a hardcore Scooby Doo fan, I had many thoughts. 

As many have probably heard, Velma got terrible ratings ranking from a 1.5/10 on IMDb to a 40% on rotten tomatoes. And although I do agree, Velma doesn’t compare to the original Scooby Doo, I don’t believe it’s as bad as everyone says it is. The show follows Velma Dinkley, who with the help of her best friend Norville, better known as Shaggy in the original show, tries to discover the truth about her moms disappearance. 

This show, although very unrealistic and odd, was quite enjoyable to watch and was a nice spin on the classic characters. The only downside of the show in my opinion was that they didn’t include Scooby Doo as a character in the show. Although the plotline of the show may not have been the most solid and thorough, I appreciated the amount of inclusivity and representation for groups of people that aren’t typically included in the franchise, such as the LGBTQ and black community.  

Filled with love, mystery, murder, and humor, this show is definitely something out of the ordinary that I wouldn’t normally expect from the Scooby Doo franchise. Some may say that they strayed too far from the premise of the original show, and that it compromised the reputation of the original show, but one has to go into the show with an open mind. I would recommend this show to anyone who’s a fan of Scooby Doo– or is bored and needs something to pass the time.