WARNING: The following clips contain language and imagery that the reader may find disturbing, particularly the third clip, which does show a cartoon leg being cutoff by a paper cutter.
Like literally, why did Velma have to do this to Fred after wrongly accusing him??? Who thought this was funny or cool? pic.twitter.com/QLz8dSAj6p— ✨B L I S S✨🔜 FWA’23 (@BurrfullyThicc) January 13, 2023
Looking at IMDb’s bottom 20 shows, only one other bad show (ironically also another Warner Bros. property) has garnered more total reviews than “Velma” — and that was another woke mess, “Batwoman.” That CW superhero series garnered 44,515 total reviews. Even then, “Batwoman” at least got an average score of 3.4 stars. That’s still putrid, but more than double what “Velma” got. And yet, actually looking at the reviews paints an even bleaker picture. “Worse than people say,” begins one review. “Should be on a top 10 worst tv shows of all time list,” another review is titled. “‘Comedy’ tag needs to be removed,” “Zoinks,” and “You can tell the creators think it’s hysterical” are just some of the damning review titles featured. Unfortunately for Warner Bros. and HBO, an even more granular look at those IMDb reviews shows that this issue isn’t afflicting any lone sub-group of people. There’s a nigh-universal disdain for “Velma.” Of the 41,955 votes cast for “Velma,” the overwhelming majority of those votes were for one lonely star out of a possible 10 stars; 37,462 votes were cast giving the show just 1 star. Interestingly, the next highest voter turnout happened among those giving “Velma” 10 stars out of 10, with 1,521 voters going with the perfect score. The next highest voter tally is those who voted for just two stars, which numbers 1,074 people. Looking at demographics, it doesn’t get much better for “Velma.” The 18-29 age group, which is ostensibly the ideal target audience for an adult cartoon, actually rated this show the lowest. Interestingly, women did typically view “Velma” more favorably than men, but only to the score of about 2.7, which is still pretty bad in the grand scheme of things (for comparison, “The View” has a 2.5 star rating on IMDb.) At the end of the day, the reasoning may vary on why people have soured on “Velma” so violently (“It’s woke, LGBT propaganda nonsense,” a conservative may say. “It’s an unfunny psyop meant to discredit the left,” a leftist may say), but there does appear to be an underlying theme — Why was this project ever green lit? If you’re going to do a show like this, why bastardize the good name of Scooby-Doo to do it? The exact same adult cartoon, but based on original characters instead of the Mystery Inc. gang, would likely still have gotten lampooned, but not to this degree. Either way, what’s done is done. “Velma” creator Mindy Kaling will have to deal with this fallout, and its an issue entirely of her own doing. Jeepers. This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
the velma show is wild tf is going on pic.twitter.com/DVXejIsr7r— jene (@jiulr) January 12, 2023