Velma might be one of the lowest-rated shows in HBO history

Velma on HBO Max

You could probably find no better example of the identity crisis unfolding at HBO Max under its current leadership -- as it transforms itself into a more mainstream source of content, in an effort to rival Netflix -- than the newly released Velma, a prequel and origin story about the brains of the Scooby Gang starring and executive produced by Mindy Kaling.

To some people, HBO is the home of prestige, can't-miss content like House of the Dragon and The White Lotus, but it's not only that -- not anymore. Under the WarnerMedia corporate banner, mindless TV titles like The Big Bang Theory and Friends now sit alongside shows like The Sopranos and Euphoria inside the HBO Max app, implying that the "max" in the streamer's title does not mean "more" of what you already love. It just means "more," period -- more of anything and everything.

Including nonsense like Velma, the kind of TV show absolutely no one has in mind when they sign up for HBO Max, which currently has one of the lowest Rotten Tomatoes scores in HBO's history. 

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