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Turns out the biggest mystery for Scooby and the team have been themselves!
Rebooting an iconicly beloved cartoon from the 90s is a mission and a half and turns out Mindy Kaling is just the girl for that! ..or so she thought.
‘Velma’ the series that’s currently airing on HBOMax has been the recipient of multiple accolade and have even broke quite the few records but that has not stopped critics and fans alike from sharing their disappointments about the show, some very vocally across social media.
"I'm happy Mindy Kaling's style of writing brown girls that hate themselves wasn't around when I was younger and only became a thing when I was at the age where I loved my heritage and skin colour," shared one viewer on Twitter.
This comes as a surprise to many as Kaling is the writer and producer of the highly successful Netflix series ‘Never Have I Ever’, a show revolving around Devi a Indian-Tamil and her family living in America. Devi is confident and bright and bubbly; the very opposite of Velma… If you think about it Velma is the complete opposite of her spunky-genius-mystery-solver self that we all looked up to growing up!
"Can we please get some positive Brown Girl rep for once??" another said. "Why does every brown girl have to be written to be self-hating and insufferable??"
Over on IMDb a viewer shared their thoughts on finding out that Mystery Inc. the group of “meddling kids and their dumb dog” aren’t exactly the dream team.
"Velma seemingly holds nothing but contempt for its source material," they said. "Not one character behaves anything like you'd expect, and none of them are enjoyable to watch. Daphne is vapid and mean, Fred is a rich douchebag, and Shaggy is a bore."
Velma is only 4 episodes in and the reviews on IMDb and Rotten Tomatoes are looking less than stellar. 1.3/ 10 on IMDb and 50% on Rotten Tomatoes.