This show is not Scooby Doo. It isn’t meant to be. It’s a re-imagination of a few of the characters from the original show. But there’s a reason why the show is called Velma, and not Scooby Doo.
Only two episodes have been released at the time that I write this. I there is absolutely nothing wrong with multiculturalism, as most of our planet is multicultural. You may or may not like the live meta-commentary from the characters. You may or may not like the cursing in this for-adults-only show.
I’m willing to give this show a shot precisely because it’s different from the original. The original characters have been done to death. I like the fact that an intelligent Indian woman is a producer and voice of Velma. And that Daphne is Asian. I think it keeps things interesting while still paying homage to what came before.
None of this means that the show will magically be good or bad, because none of the things I’ve mentioned have a direct influence on what makes the show good or bad. The show may end up being bad by the end of the season. Or it may end up being Pretty good.
The first two episodes were intriguing enough. I’m willing to give it a shot.