I am back again with another show. If you don’t remember how I do this, I watch between one to the first three episodes of a show and tell you if I would get into it. You can find the one I did on The Blacklist here. Today I am looking at Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated. If you have read some of my articles, you may know that I love Scooby-Doo. He is absolutely my favorite cartoon character. I hope my first impressions of the show are wrong. My eldest daughter pointed me in this direction, so I promised to give it a shot. Let’s get into it.
The gang starts off the series in jail. Crystal Cove’s sheriff is not their biggest fan. We do actually get to meet the parents of everyone. Shaggy looks just like his mother. The adults in this series are dumber than others. Each of the gang’s parents wants them to knock their shenanigans off and drop the others as friends. Thankfully, Freddy, Shaggy, Velma, Daphne, and Scooby are loyal to each other and don’t listen. It is nice to see the parents though.
I really don’t like how they changed their personalities. Daphne is no longer “Danger Prone Daphne”. Velma is mean and pushy in this incarnation. Fred is absolutely obsessed with traps and is as dumb as a box of rocks. Daphne wants a relationship with Fred but he is oblivious. Velma and Shaggy are together but Shaggy is hiding it from Scooby mostly, but the others too.
In the first episode, the kids didn’t even get the villain’s name right which was an absolute shock. One thing I noticed in this though, is they found a mystery in the first episode that isn’t resolved. In fact, it is in the very last part of the episode leaving it very open-ended. I haven’t seen that in other shows episodes. In the second episode, they didn’t offer up a name of who the culprit was. I was so disappointed.
The villains in this are just as ridiculous as all the rest of the series that came before it, which was nice. The chase scenes are still there. Their look is still their classic look. I thought I was against the art style. I was thinking of a different show which made me happy.
I think I would give this two out of five stars. I wouldn’t get into this. The characters have changed way too much and not for the better. I don’t mind the relationship parts, I mind the personality changes. Save yourself the wasted time and don’t watch this.
Have you watched this? What are your thoughts about Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated? Let me know in the comments below. Until next time.