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Velma becomes worst-rated animated TV series in IMDb history

Velma becomes worst-rated animated TV series in IMDb history

The new TV series Velma has become the worst-rated animated TV series in IMDb history.

With any new film or TV show, producers want to break records for critic reception.

But they don't want to be doing that in a negative way, by breaking records for becoming the worst rated.

But unfortunately for the makers of Velma, the Scooby-Doo spin-off is now the proud owner of an unwanted achievement.

The series only dropped on HBO Max a couple of weeks ago, with the likes of Mindy Kaling as Velma, Constance Wu voicing Daphne, and Sam Richardson doing the same for Shaggy.

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.

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

To say that the vast majority do not like Velma is an understatement, with it 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.

Velma has been far from popular since its release.

Overall, Velma is currently the third worst TV series of all time, according to IMDb's ratings - behind only musical romance Iste Bu Benim Masalim and the documentary about footballer Paul Pogba, The Pogmentary.

Velma's poor performance has also been evident on fellow review aggregation site Rotten Tomatoes, too.

The series sits at a lowly 6 percent audience score, with a 50 percent critic score.

While numerous films on the review aggregate have achieved a 0 percent audience score, 6 percent does show that viewers don't exactly like it.

This led to many taking to social media to discuss their thoughts on Velma.

One person said: "Can we stop letting people that don't respect the original media get a hold of it and ruin it?

Fans have voiced their opinion about Velma on social media.

"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: "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."

Featured Image Credit: HBO

Topics: Film and TV