Fate: The Winx Saga season two is better than the first one ★★★☆☆

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After a somewhat disappointing first season fans of the original Winx Club have mostly written the show off as a total flop, however, the new season might be a chance for salvation for Winx.

Bringing out iconic, fan-favourite characters, new relationships, and interesting backstories, the second season fixes some mistakes of the first one by pacifying the viewers.

Paulina Chávez as Flora in Fate: The Winx Saga season two.
Image Credit: Netflix

The first season had a huge controversy about whitewashing, which isn’t really fixed in season two. Sadly, not just the characters’ appearance, but their personalities and powers as well differ from the animation.

The most disappointing thing is still how much the show varies from the original cartoon. While is it rarely possible to make an animation into a live-action accurate, it seems as if Fate went in a completely different direction. The show doesn’t even give the same vibe as the original; the aesthetic of friendly fairies fighting evil was fully altered into an unnecessary amount of teen drama with predictable plot twists, horribly cringy CGI and a ridiculous number of frustratingly useless subplots.

It seems like rather than a live-action of Winx ClubFate is a mix of Riverdale and Stranger Things. You just know this is a Netflix production.

To justify the three-star rating, the show isn’t entirely bad. It’s certainly different, and disappointing to the Winx fandom, but not bad. Objectively, the change to a horror-esque teen drama is surprising, but also works quite well seeing as it is aimed at a different audience. While season two has less jump-scares, or less scary scenes in general, it is more plot-heavy and provides some answers to the questions from the first instalment.

It would be criminal not to mention the villain, who has been an absolute disappointment. It’s supposed to be a live-action version of a fan-favourite character, but instead, it’s a shadow of what they used to be. The villain lacks personality, charisma, and proper motivation. They tried to make them a sympathetic, three-dimensional character with a backstory, but instead they made them lame and uninteresting. Still, this probably would be a more positive review if this writer did not possess the privilege of being a die-hard Winx fan, whose favourite villain has been absolutely butchered.

Fate: The Winx Saga season two is now streaming on Netflix.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

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