Saturday, July 30, 2016

Scooby Doo, Where Are You? tying up this series

Looking forward to seeing the gang more...

1970 CBS
8x21 mins
Mystery, Comedy

Season Two presents an array of monsters and frauds, as well as smoother animation than Season One. 

Motives center about the following two desires since the dawn of time ( in any fashion): money and treasures. The Scooby-Doo series is regarded to be for children...of a simpler time, am I right? The show has not given any details if the detectives are Americans, but nevertheless, the year is somewhat evident. In this season, there are malt shops, Chinese launderers, newfound electronics, and rock-and-roll festivals. 
We've been working with the CIA all this time!
How did Velma figure that out?

These kids have it easy with the clues falling into their hands and trapping thieves? Either airplane tickets were pricy back in the day (probably. I only know so little.), otherwise, silly reasons. Hopefully, these villains will have greater reason or a deeper motive, such as vengeance or self-proclamation??  

Besides a routine for clue-hunting, most of the episodes follow a format:
Theme Song→Present Setting→See the Monster→Deem Monster a Fraud, Look for Clues→Chase Scene, Cue Music→Final Clue→TheTrap→"Scooby-Dooby Doooooo!"→Credits
The music is quite groovy for the 70s. Recorded by Austin Roberts (recording stage name), the  tracks remind me of The Monkees, 60s jams. (American) Bubblepop, if you must.
Songs: "Recipe for My Love," "I Can Make You Happy," "7 Days a Week," "Daydreamin'," "Love the World," "Tell Me, Tell Me," "Pretty Mary Sunlight"

Having Shaggy and Scooby as comedy relief serves great purpose regurgitating the message that some fears just don't fade away. Alongside that, those two chickens being bait is also quite a fetching role for the show, as well as being another platform for comedic moments. 

Ability to be Binged7
Theme Song/ Animation is Present7
Personalities Differ Among Characters5
Alternating Viewpoints/ Camera Work7
Nice! There's Character Development5
Title 8
Suspense/ Surprise4

1978 CBS
Mystery, Comedy
The season that held account for making the gang  quite recognizable via art and catchphrases, eight years after Season Two, the episodes were modified more or less. Along with a few animation glitches, the kids are gradually becoming more aware of their surroundings; whoo, travel perks! It's amazing how often the 'disappeared' are costuming as crooks. 
With snips of occasional chase scenes, no music, and Daphne/Fred's eyes of undecided design, this season elevates the focus of each mystery. So, pay attention, kids. Of course, the cases are easy-to-connect. 
The occurrence rate of Daphne being kidnapped is equivalent to  that of the previous season: 1/8. Take note that in Season Three, there is an actual animated scene where Daphne is grabbed from behind. That's what you get for wearing museum jewels, Daph. See you on the other side. If a glimpse of this is gonna be of any influence for your kid or something, just forewarning you folks. 

Ability to be Binged9
Theme Song/ Animation is Present8
Personalities Differ Among Characters5
Alternating Viewpoints/ Camera Work5
Nice! There's Character Development3
Title 8
Suspense/ Surprise4

If the hues of the 70s or the theme song annoys you, vie for just Season Two. 
Have a lovely night, everybody