Velma currently has a 7% percent audience score on Rotten Tomatoes and fans are not happy
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Velma has only been out on HBO Max for a matter of days, but it is already being slated by fans and critics alike.
According to its creators, Velma serves as an origin story for Mystery Inc, with a heavy focus on Velma Dinkley.
In the ten-part series, Velma tries to solve the mystery regarding her missing mum, while also investigating the numerous murders of local teenage girls.
But for the first time in a Scooby-Doo series, Scooby is nowhere to be seen, which has left many fans disappointed.
Since its release, many fans - as they would with a brand new series - have taken to social media to discuss their thoughts.
And it's fair to say that the vast majority of viewers are not too impressed by Velma, with the series sitting at a shockingly low 7 percent audience score on Rotten Tomatoes.
While numerous films on the review aggregate have achieved a 0 percent audience score, 7 percent does show that viewers don't exactly like it.
After watching the first two episodes, many viewers have taken to Twitter to voice their opinions.
One person said: "Can we stop letting people that don't respect the original media get a hold of it and ruin it?
"We have The Witcher, Percy Jackson, a ton more, and now Velma. Scooby Doo does not need to be turned into one of these god awful 'adult comedy' shows."
A second added: "It really feels like Velma's writing room had 1 funny person, surrounded by a bunch of ai script generators that were fed exclusively bad video essays and Riverdale scripts.
"There's the occasional slightly funny line, drowned out by a sea of awful sludge."
A third simply said: "That Velma show looks so awful."
Meanwhile, a fourth summed up: "Every character is insufferable. Whether it is the god awful quips which never land or the ridiculous backstory they gave to Velma, the show constantly falls flat on its a**."
Industry critics are a bit kinder to Velma, though it does sit at a 53 percent on Rotten Tomatoes - which is not exactly good.
The general consensus from the majority of leading critics is how poorly the jokes in Velma land.