Even though the reception it's garnered would lead you to believe otherwise, Velma is a blessing. HBO Max's adult Scooby-Doo prequel has become the internet's whipping boy since its release and has united all of the web's various subcultures and ideologies through shared disgust and schadenfreude. It's almost like the media equivalent of the aliens from Independence Day or The Watchmen. Velma has been such an utter catastrophe that comment sections around the internet stopped fighting with each other, albeit only briefly.
There have only been a handful of times when a piece of media has united the entire net in laughing at its shortcomings. Dragonball: Evolution was, and still is, one such film. However, according to MovieWeb, Velma has dethroned Dragonball: Evolution to become IMDB's single worst-reviewed piece of media in history. Velma may not have been the hero we wanted, but she's the one that we deserve.
Scooby-Doo-inspired spin-off Velma has certainly made a name for itself as one of the worst-rated animated TV shows of all time across multiple review platforms. Having already free-fallen down the audience approval ladder on Rotten Tomatoes to a current 6% score, the same thing has been happening on IMDb, where the Mindy Kaling-led series has hit a new low and spectacularly taken its place as the lowest-rated piece of entertainment ever after scoring lower than Dragonball Evolution, which has held the unappealing title for over a decade
Having become what is seemingly the most misguided TV show of a generation, Velma has now added a new low on IMDb to go alongside its terrible Rotten Tomatoes score. As was noted by many users on Twitter, Velma has now surpassed the 2.6 out of 10 rating that Dragonball Evolution has held for more than 10 years and has done so in style by logging, at the time of writing, a 1.3 out of 10 score overall, which includes 22k 1-star reviews that equate to 88% of all ratings for the series.