Mindy Kaling

In Velma, HBO Max’s adult-oriented Scooby-Doo spin-off, familiar faces get involved in all sorts of gritty, R-rated activities. Velma (played by the show’s executive producer, Mindy Kaling) and Daphne (Constance Wu) sell drugs. Fred (Glenn Howerton) gets shot in both legs. Shaggy (Sam Richardson), known by his birth name, Norville, tries to sell a kidney […]

Mindy Kaling’s panned Scooby Doo spin-off Velma is now the third worst rated TV show in IMBD history, having aired just four episodes of its first season. The TV show is marketed as the origin story of Velma Dinkley – played by Kaling – who is described in the tag-line as ‘the unsung and underappreciated brains […]

The debut of “Velma” late last week — a reboot posited to be the adult, modern reinvention of TV classic “Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?” — came with an impressive achievement: It was the most-watched premiere of an animated series on HBO Max. Previews built hype for months leading up to it, boasting a diverse Mystery […]

Image: Adult Swim TV-wise, the big debut of the week has been HBO Max’s Velma. Starring Mindy Kaling as and billed as a more adult take on Cartoon Network’s eternal Scooby-Doo franchise, the show itself is…amazingly unremarkable, at least from the first two episodes currently out. Maybe it’ll grow into itself over time in future […]

Velma HBO Max Velma always seemed like a bit of an odd experiment, a re-imagining of Scooby Doo in adult animation format where the danger is real and the jokes are more crass. It could have worked, but by all accounts it…doesn’t. Not at all. The first two episodes of Velma have arrived on HBO […]

A wise woman once said, “Velma-behaved women seldom make history.” Wait, that’s wrong. “Well-behaved women seldom make Jinkies”? No, that doesn’t seem quite right either. “Vel-behaved women seldom lose their glasses”? Whatever the phrase might be, it’s never been more true than for a certain member of Mystery Inc. The precocious group of supernatural mystery […]

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