By Sadie York
Throughout the fall season, one of my favorite activities is to bundle up under a bunch of blankets, drink something warm, and put on some sort of Halloween-related entertainment. Recently, the nostalgia of my favorite spooky childhood show has been lingering, so I decided to rewatch the various franchises of Scooby-Doo.
No different from when I was in elementary school, I can confidently say that Mystery Incorporated produces the best content of all the Scooby-Doo shows. Spanning two seasons and 52 episodes, Mystery Incorporated tackles a different angle of the Mystery Gang. Unlike other Scooby-Doo series, the majority of Mystery Incorporated takes place in one set location, which the storyline revolves around. The character design is hands down the best and most unique of all Scooby-Doo looks. The reveals of each monster aren’t nearly as predictable and usually integrates into the main thread of events, which leads me to my favorite aspect of Mystery Incorporated: the central plot.
While Scooby-Doo is generally a show where the episodes have no relation to each other, Mystery Incorporated ties the series together with connections to the main mystery in every segment while maintaining the ability to make each episode an individual watch. As the series continues, more questions appear to thicken the plot and expand the primary puzzle. This detail sets Mystery Incorporated apart from all the other Scooby-Doos and puts it at the top of the podium.
Although deemed a children’s show, Mystery Incorporated is a captivating watch for those who are craving a little nostalgia. Paired well with a cup of cocoa on a gloomy day, this series will definitely put you in the Halloween spirit.