Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this updated take on the classic mystery cartoon has some obvious changes that make it more relevant to today's tween audiences (as well as all the faux ghosts and monsters you'd expect from a Scooby series). The teen gumshoes now have parents, they go to school (although they do skip out when a mystery is looming), and they wrestle with "normal" troubles like disagreements among friends. What's more, developing love interests are forefront to the storyline, with Daphne and Velma taking the lead in their attempts to woo Fred and Shaggy. Bottom line? The Scooby Gang's sleuthing is still fun for kids, but the show's modern feel makes it more targeted at tweens.
Budding relationships between Daphne and Fred and Shaggy and Velma make for some longing looks and flirting. In both cases, the girls take the lead, making references to their feelings for the guys and even leaning in for unexpected kisses.
Monsters of all shapes and sizes haunt the teens' town, but they're always revealed to be phonies.
No cursing, but some name-calling, like "idiot" and "stupid."
The teens use good teamwork and critical-thinking skills to follow clues to their eventual conclusion. Overcoming fears is another common theme, as Shaggy and Scooby learn to face down monsters rather than running from them.
The series is tied to a long-lived line of other TV series, movies, toys, games, and other merchandise.
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