Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated Season One Volume One DVD Review
Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0 mix
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Disc Spec: 1 DVD
One of the most interesting new aspects of Scooby-Doo Mystery Inc. is the underlying mystery which provides greater depth to the show as each show helps builds upon the next one with small parts of the larger mystery slowly being revealed. In previous versions of Scooby-Doo it was rare for the other mysteries to be mentioned and very little looking back, which worked well for the original Scooby-Doo but also made going back and re-watching previous shows something to do just to re-watch, not to watch again for subtle plot points which might have been missed in the first viewing leading to better understanding of the characters and the larger mystery.
As to the romantic interests developing in the show others have mentioned, I actually think these new romances help to breathe more life and give more depth to the characters. In my opinion, within previous versions of Scooby-Doo Velma, for example, was a very smart girl and a interesting character but she was mainly to me the smart girl, friend of Daphne, Shaggy, Scooby, a bit of a klutz at times but nothing really to bring her more to life then that; this new version though with the romantic interest show to her character helps show more sides to her even hinting at possible darker side then previously shown and as a result works to bring far more life to her character.
Fred and Daphne’s romance was always hinted at and lets none of us forget both boys and girls in high school and be rather oblivious to signals sent from the opposite sex as some of us might remember being ourselves in those days. So Daphne sending out massive hints and Fred being a bit dense about the signals does nothing to take away from his character for me and again helps to make him more real. His character is still the one who is crafty and intelligent with building the traps but with this added dimension to his character, like with Velma, more life is breathed to the character for me.
Overall an excellent new version of a classic that I think succeeds and honors the original series far more in putting its own mark on the classic characters within the classic series then it could ever by trying to copy the original, which with other versions in the past is where I think those versions have failed, trying too hard to be a precise copy of the classic..
Movie Quality: 9/10
Love the new Scooby Doo Mystery Inc. show. Only problem with this serious is that should never ever try to get Velma and shaggy together hooking up. The show should stay the way they are just friends like brother and sister and not stinking lovers.
Overall Rating: 9/10