Thursday 4 August 2011

yes I'm riding a unicorn - it was the only thing I could find

Scooby Doo: Mystery Incorporated is an answer to a question best posed by professional internet loudmouth Chris Sims as ""we all know these characters, but wouldn't it be great if they were in a show that was in any way watchable?" Mystery Inc is quite watchable, though for me this is likely to do with the constant stream of references to John Carpenter movies, from the team hanging out with the DJ from The Warriors to a soundtrack that sounds like something Carpenter would do himself to visual references to everything from the Fog to Christine to Ghosts of Mars.
At one point Fred -shortly before the team in typical Scooby Doo fashion splits into two groups comprised of Shaggy, Velma and Scoob in one, and Fred and Daphne in the other - delivers the line "I could really go for a salty clam right about now" while looking deep into Daphne's eyes and I am not sure if it's deliberate...
This probably tells you all you need to know about the show - it's smarter than it needs to be, just self-aware enough not to let it get in the way of being it's own show rather than the 11th incarnation of something first made in the 1970s, and I watched pretty much all of it over the space of four days because it was genuinely the only thing I wanted to sit down and watch at the time.

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