Fate Season 2 The Winx Saga is here and it has a lot of new characters, drama and explanations, some more than others, which sometimes takes away from the charm of the show.
The Netflix show is based on the popular Nickelodeon comic Winx Club by Iginio Straffi.
Brian Young is the creator of Fate: The Winx Saga, produced by Archery Pictures and Rainbow. He is also the showrunner and executive producer. Abigail Cowen plays Bloom Peters, Hannah van der Westhuysen plays Stella, Precious Mustapha plays Aisha, Eliot Salt plays Terra Harvey, Elisha Applebaum plays Musa, Danny Griffin plays Sky, Sadie Soverall plays Beatrix, Freddie Thorp plays Riven, Eva Birthistle plays Vanessa Peters, Robert James-Collier plays Saul Silva, Eve Best plays Farah Dowling and many more.
There are seven episodes in the show’s second season. Each episode is 40 to 50 minutes long.
Too much going on in Season 2 of Fate: The Winx Saga
Well, viewers didn’t really like the first season of Fate: The Winx Saga. There will be a second season anyway, because the end of the first season was such a painful cliffhanger that it really warranted a second chance to remake the cult favorite animated series. And while the second season does a great job of standing out as a young adult story, it lacks the conviction and essential plot to make it exciting as a fantasy show.
In Season 2 of Fate: The Winx Saga, Rosalind is healthy and returns to operating Alfea. Andreas is also back, and while Silva awaits trial, he has taken Silva’s place as leader of the specialists. Bloom, Aisha, Musa, Stella and Terra still go to school in Alfea, but things have changed and are even dangerous. With Rosalind away and the girls still unaware of Dowling’s death, the chaos is real.
The fairies have disappeared since Rosalind became headmistress and started following Beatrix everywhere. Sky and Sam are clearly not doing well, but Riven and Dane are really stepping up their game. So yes, some characters have mental health issues while others do well in the new Alfea-ian world.
It looks like the Burned Ones won’t be in the new season. Does this mean Bloom and her friends are safe? Definitely not! A new shadow or shadows of danger are just around the corner, and as the Winx test these murky waters, things start to go wrong for our clever fairies, especially Bloom, who is the only one who knows how to use the ancient Dragon Flame.
Fate The second season of The Winx Saga begins with a good plot and good intentions. Some side stories are romantic and some are mysterious. But at some point the show starts to fool us a lot and by the end too much has happened to really focus on the magic. The addition of new characters like Flora who is Teri’s cousin, Gray who is Aisha’s love interest and more doesn’t help the situation.
Season 2 has too many explanations and revelations that always come at the wrong time. It still raises the question of who Bloom’s parents are without leading us anywhere. It adds the Blood Witches subplot without telling us where they came from or why they do what they do. The villains change every few seconds, making it hard to keep track of who is who.
Although the story is full of ups and downs, there is one thing that shines through it: friendship and camaraderie. Especially the new bonds that form, like those between Musa and Riven, Stella and Beatrix, and to some extent Flora and others.
Character growth, on the other hand, is shallow. For example, Bloom seems very confident about her Dragon Flame because she talks about it all the time. Even if he does it out of kindness, it gets old after a while. Aisha’s love life seems to be going nowhere and is only there to bring Gray into the picture, while Dane’s role in the show is still unclear.
Being one of the strongest and smartest characters on the show, Beatrix has some of the weirdest plot twists and some of the sparks of friendship between Stella and Sky or Musa and Dan were so weak that you wonder why they were even on the show. .
Overall, Fate: The Winx Saga Season 2 does a good job of making people laugh and building the world. It could have gone better, but with the way this season ended, it’s inevitable that he’ll be third. There’s a good chance this Netflix fantasy show will get better the third time around.
Fate The Winx Saga Season 2 Cast
Fairies, welcome back to Alfea! A lot has changed for Bloom (Abigail Cowen), Stella (Hannah van der Westhuysen), Terra (Eliot Salt), Aisha (Precious Mustapha) and Musa (Elisha Applebaum) on Fate since we last saw the fairies from Otherworld : Winx Saga Season 2. Now that Principal Dowling (Eve Best) is no longer in charge, almost everything at the school is very different from how it was when she was in charge. This time, however, Terra’s cousin Flora (Paulina Chávez), who had been away for some time, returned to Alfea and joined the girls. Even though I was a huge fan of the original series by Iginio Straffi and loved how crazy the first season was, the second season made me feel a lot of different things. This is unlike anything we’ve seen before… which isn’t always a good thing (for the fairies and for the audience).
Honestly, the biggest problem with the season is that everything feels very muddled because the cast is even bigger than the first season and there’s only one extra episode. Flora is the latest character to join the other Winx girls. Riven (Freddie Thorp) and Beatrix (Sadie Soverall) also have bigger and more important roles. Dowling’s role of Rosalind is now played by Miranda Richardson, who is now a full-time cast member. Rosalind is now a more important character.
Andreas (Ken Duken) takes over as specialist teacher, but Silva (Robert James-Collier) is still around and Sky (Danny Griffin) is stuck between them. Also getting a lot of attention are Gray (Brandon Grace) and Sebastian (Éanna Hardwicke), who are new to the show. There are also a few ways out, but they don’t do nearly enough to balance out the cast. Almost every story feels underwhelming because there isn’t enough time to explore them all in depth. Even if the series got 13 episodes instead of the current six or seven, there wouldn’t be enough time to do these characters justice.
This in turn hurts the characters the show is supposed to focus on as their growth has to be sacrificed for the growth of the actors. Bloom is the only one of the Winx girls who gets a decent amount of attention, which can be annoying since the series is supposed to be about everyone. This season, both Terra and Stella feel like afterthoughts, while Aisha is close behind but a little more involved in what’s going on.
So the fact that Flora has joined the Winx girls is something to be happy about. The way the popular character is portrayed in the show is interesting and unexpected, but it makes her role in Alfea and the Winx suite exciting and mysterious.
It’s a shame the writers didn’t bring Flora right from the start because there wasn’t much time to show how she gets along with the others and how she fits into the group. It’s rushed, and she goes from being Terry’s cousin to being her best friend overnight, so we don’t see the same growth and natural relationship development that we did with the other characters in the first series.
There is also the question of whether or not Flora will join the series, how the show could work with both Flora and Terra being both earth fairies with skills that are very similar to Flora. That question doesn’t seem to be answered in Season 2. But even though Terra hasn’t done much over the course of seven episodes, she’s made progress that will be very exciting if the show makes it into the next season. Likewise, what we see of Flora is great, and she’s probably my favorite fairy by the end of the season.
Not only are there too many characters to keep track of, but the main storylines of this season aren’t very interesting either. Rosalind, for example, is not the interesting and charming villain that she was in the first season (played by Lesley Sharp). Richardson’s point of view and the new path Rosalind takes this season are both disappointing in their own way. So much potential is wasted in a story that isn’t as good as what we’ve seen from Rosalind before.
Fate The Winx Saga Season 2 Trailer
Likewise, Andreas doesn’t add anything fun or new to the show. She is like Rosalind in many ways, but she has neither the power nor the knowledge to do any good. Since the last episode of the first season ended with Rosalind and Andreas taking over Alfeo in a shocking and unthinkable turn of events, the sequel is not at all satisfying. Both don’t add much to the story other than lame ways of being evil that completely overshadow Beatrix who is a better villain than both of them combined half the time.
Although it had its problems, the first season of Fate: The Winx Saga told a compelling story that moved well, went in a logical direction, and ended in a satisfying way. It also balanced out the Winx girls while still focusing on Bloom. None of these things will happen in season two. It doesn’t feel like it’s going anywhere.
He gets lost in the chaos he’s created and doesn’t know what to do or how to involve too many main characters. The main plot is so boring that it’s hard to care about it or keep up with it until the fifth episode of the season. Even though the world still revolves around Bloom, the other Winx girls don’t get their due. This is disrespectful to the original series, which prided itself on showing the stories and strengths of all the Winx girls. While characters like Sky, Dane, and Riven can be interesting, there’s no reason why their stories should be more important or the main focus than the Winx fairies. But they are, especially Sky’s.
In short, the show seems to be forgetting what it is and what it should be during this season. This reminds this writer of Prime Video’s The Wilds, which was cancelled after a much-criticized second season that forgot what viewers liked about it. Fate: The Winx Saga Season 2 is still a good show to binge watch and has some great moments, but it probably won’t keep people interested as much as Season 1 did.