In this age of revivals, reboots, and remakes, HBO Max’s Velma manages to take the cake for causing the most offense to a beloved franchise.

Nicole Lee, Opinion Editor

A crime has been committed. And for once, the mystery gang won’t be able to solve it. That’s because the perpetrators are none other than the meddling kids themselves! HBO Max’s recent spinoff based on Warner Bros’ beloved mystery-solving franchise has left fans horrified at the results and questioning how many souls the producers had to sacrifice to the devil in order to somehow scrape away with a season two announcement. So let’s take a look at the clues and try and figure out why edgy, meta-based adaptations like ‘Velma’ only ever flush money straight down the toilet.