Scooby Doo Mystery Incorporated: Season 1, Vol. 1
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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.Read more ›
Come join the gang as they tackle all-new mysteries in a seaside town called Crystal Cove as they track down a slime creature ("Beware the Beast from Below"), gator people ("The Creeping Creatures"), a spooky trucker ("Secret of the Ghost Rig"), and a human crab ("Revenge of the Man Crab"). Of course, it's just gonna be someone in a very convincing disguise if you follow practically every mystery in the past with those "meddling kids", if you will.
Not much else to say about this DVD (even though I feel your pain for those of you wanting a season set), but there are a couple things about the series that puzzles me: one, the fact that Fred is acting a bit more trap-happy in the series despite Daphne trying to win him over; and two, the bizarre romantic relationship between Velma and Shaggy. What's up with that ?
Ah, well, at least this series as well as new movies like "Abracadabra-Doo" and "Camp Scare" are faring nicely. I hope more new episodes will premiere soon because the gang is still trying to crack the case of a one "Mr. E." Stay tuned and don't forget the Scooby Snacks !
1) The complete change in dynamics between the characters with the whole "romantic interest" addition. I really don't understand the point of this... well, I mean I do understand the point, but it just doesn't work, and detracts more than enhances. They should just let the characters be the friends they've always been, and leave the romance stuff for short storyline stints outside of the normal cast.
2) The complete change in personality of Fred and Velma. What were they thinking!?!? I'm certainly not one to mind changes, but they've nearly ruined the very essence of what made these two characters great (not to mention what made them work, and stand the test of time, for over 40 years now). I think I understand what they were trying to do, but they just went WAY too far with it. They should have kept both of these characters in the same vein as the "What's New Scooby Doo" series, which I think was a perfect blend of the original characters updated slightly with some more humorous elements.
Unfortunately, those two things make this series a little hard to swallow. On top of this, about half the episode's storylines are REALLY weak. The only thing that saves this series is that it's Scooby Doo, and Scooby Doo is awesome!... Scooby is unchanged, Shaggy is great (and Matthew Lillard is great), and there's some really entertaining and witty humor and dialog thrown in here and there throughout all the episodes. Plus, SOME of the story content is good, and Mister "E" is kind of interesting. Combined together... despite being personally really disappointed in a show that had huge potential for greatness... the show still manages to maintain itself as an enjoyable watch for me.Read more ›
Studios are increasingly catching on to the 'double dip' of multiple versions of the same product. Extended vs. theatrical release is somewhat forgivable, but breaking up seasons into volumes is a blatant money-grab.
Basic points to skip this release:
The show is broadcast in HD -- an HD release is possible.*
This is an actively produced and re-fun show (you can 'tape it' and wait)
Unless you're chucking the case, this is going to take up more room in your collection than a full set will
If you honestly can't wait for this and don't care about possibly re-purchasing the same thing later, I doubt you'd be reading the reviews; if you're on the fence, at least wait for a full season 1 release before purchasing.
*This argument isn't guaranteed, however. Camp Scare, so far, was the only Scooby-Doo Cartoon released on Blu-Ray.
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Sooby-Doo is a 5 star because he's funny and likes to eat alot. I like it because Shaggy and Velma are girlfriend abd boyfriend and Shaggy has to keep it a secret from Scoobywitch... Read morePublished on March 21, 2014 by Shari Meyer
A newley found favorite of my grandson. Description was right on.(As long as I don't have to watch it) Condition was stated perfectly.Published on October 16, 2013 by Angela M. Wilkerson
Had forgotten how entertaining this animation is. one liners flying all around and the small scary stuff really mix well for great viewing.Published on October 4, 2013 by whitebeard
Again who can resist Scooby. I introduced this show to my youngest song and have another Scooby addict. Yeah Scooby.Published on September 21, 2013 by Susan Harris
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