CHILDISH INDULGENCE: So, as mentioned earlier I finally managed to come across a modern rendering of ‘Scooby Doo’ that actually does justice to the series and characters. At least IMO. The cartoon kind of defined my childhood, so to see a contemporary version that not only lives up to Hanna Barbara’s original but develops on it in terms of plot, cultural references and atmosphere is welcome. Even though I’m too old for cartoons now. Apparently. My download of the first season would suggest otherwise. So I have nearly finished watching the second season and have been impressed by the dark mood of the episodes. This one is from an episode entitled ‘Night Terrors’ and features an old mansion on a snowy hill, an extensive library and terror-promoting fire wood. I like the contrast between Scooby’s attitude here and the foreboding background, in particular the ‘Dead End’ sign. Anyway I recommend you check out this series if you liked the old ones. It might be a bit too modern for fans of the original series but I find it quite compelling. So bow to that.