The "Scooby Doo" franchise has been in limbo for sometime, mainly because of the amount of attention given to the "What's New Scooby-Doo?" series, which is apparent in the fact that the "WNSD" versions of the characters have appeared frequently in the straight-to-DVD movies that appear almost every year.
"Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated" is a welcome change from the malaise that was formed by the former series' success. This reboot, whilst borrowing elements from the darker films like "Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island" and "Scooby-Doo and the Witch's Ghost", depicts the gang as a group of high-school students living in Crystal Cove, a New England town that uses its history of hauntings and paranormal happenings as a tourist magnet, and the investigations of the group are far from welcome.
There is an over-reaching story arc that covers the entire series, gradually pieced together episode by episode. The first four episodes on this disc introduce this mystery to us, and people new to the show will certainly start thinking about what is going on.
Another welcome change is placing the spotlight on the Velma / Shaggy relationship. Of course, other fans will be astounded by the idea that Velma and Shaggy could be a couple. I am not going to argue how strong a pairing might be, but I will say that, with the Fred / Daphne relationship discussed in almost all mediums of the franchise, it is a nice change to see Velma get a little more screen-time than usual.
On the whole, a brilliant series, and one for all "Scooby-Doo" fans everywhere.