Velma becomes third-worst rated show in TV history

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Velma becomes third-worst rated show in TV history

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With everyone on the internet now a self-proclaimed film critic, there’s nowhere to hide for shows that aren't living up to the hype.

As a result, Scooby Doo spin-off Velma has received an unwanted record of third-worst rated show in TV history, according to IMDb.

If you're trying to wonder what it's all about, take a look at the trailer below:


The 10-part series follows Velma Dinkley's origin story while investigating the murders of local teenage girls and trying to solve the mystery behind her missing mum.

Mindy Kaling stars as Velma while Constance Wu voices Daphne, and Sam Richardson plays Shaggy.

Despite HBO Max getting together a solid cast, not having Scooby Doo in the actual series - as far as we are aware - surely hasn't helped things.

Since its release, many fans and film critics have been discussing their thoughts on social media and through reviews published online.

And to say that the vast majority do not like Velma is an understatement, with it being rated on IMDb as the worst ever animated TV series ever.

Currently, Velma sits at a shockingly low 1.3/10 stars, making it lower than the previous worst-rated animated TV series in 2021's Santa Inc at 1.6/10 stars.

Mindy Kaling voices Velma in the show. Credit: HBO Max
Mindy Kaling voices Velma in the show. Credit: HBO Max

But hold on because it gets worse, as Velma is currently the third worst TV series of all time, according to IMDb's ratings.

The show is only behind musical romance Iste Bu Benim Masalim (1.2 stars) and the documentary about footballer Paul Pogba, The Pogmentary (1.1 star).

And Velma's poor performance has also been evident on Rotten Tomatoes too.

At the time of writing, the series sits at a lowly 6 percent audience score, with a 50 percent critic score.

Scooby Doo fans are not very happy with the show. Credit: HBO Max
Scooby Doo fans are not very happy with the show. Credit: HBO Max

Some have even gone so far as to claim that the show has 'ruined' Scooby Doo for good.

Taking to social media, 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."

Another added: "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**."

Meanwhile, a third simply said: "That Velma show looks so awful."

Topics: Film & TV, Film and TV

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