'Scooby-Doo' spin-off 'Velma' on HBO Max becomes third worst-rated TV show on IMDb, scores 1.3 out of 10

'Scooby-Doo' spin-off 'Velma' on HBO Max becomes third worst-rated TV show on IMDb, scores 1.3 out of 10
HBO Max' 'Velma' scores the lowest ratings on IMDb (HBO Max)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: 'Velma', the adult-animated series and the latest addition to HBO Max's extensive roster, soon became the talk of the town, and not for good reasons. The 'Scooby-Doo' spin-off has made history by becoming the third worst-rated TV show on IMDb.  

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Velma is one of the most beloved characters from the Mystery Inc in the original Hannah-Barbera cartoon from 1969. Along with the rest of the gang, she would solve capers involving supernatural elements. She is known in the original cartoon for her keen intellect and love for science. 'Velma' tells the origin story of Velma Dinkley and is meant for much more mature audiences. 'Velma' has an ensemble cast comprising Mindy Kaling as the titular character, Glenn Howerton as Fred, Constance Wu as Daphne, Sam Richardson as Norville, Melissa Fumero as Sophie and Jane Lynch as Donna. 'Velma' will have 10 episodes in total.

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An official still from 'Velma' (HBO Max)
An official still from 'Velma' (HBO Max)

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The show's IMDb rating currently stands at 1.3 out of 10. It is preceeded by the documentary 'The Pogmentary' (2022– ), which has come first on the list, followed by 'Iste Bu Benim Masalim' (2021). 'Velma' received these ratings based on just the first four episodes.

'Velma' has been under scrutiny since its announcement and the main problem with the series was reportedly said to be the brash treatment of the titular character. This has made the show and its characters much different from the original. Another huge problem that the show poses was the rude humour and over-sexualization of the teenagers present. These attributes have made the show fall farther down in terms of quality. 

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'Velma' is set in high school and follows the story of the the titular character, who solves murders of numerous teenage girls. Despite the backlash, the premiere of the show had become HBO Max's most-watched adult animated show. 



 

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'Velma' is now streaming on HBO Max, with new episodes of the show dropping every Thursday at 3 a.m. ET/12 a.m. PT.

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