Full of magic, mini-twists, and teenage problems from beginning to end. And because of this, a YA audience will love the second entry from Fate: The Winx Saga. By not taking the show too seriously and simply enjoying the fantasy that Netflix brings to the source material, it proves to be a great watch.
This review of the Netflix series Fate: The Winx Saga season 2 does not contain any spoilers.
This first season of Fate: The Winx Saga was a decent enough hit. Not all of the critics liked the show. But it was loved enough by the fans for a second season to soon make it onto Netflix. But will the second season keep fans happy? I’d say that it does. In fact, the second season is better than the first.
The reason for that is that is audiences have had more time to digest the characters, there’s a deeper connection. And with that connection comes a stronger understanding of their actions (no matter how annoying some of those actions could be). And behind those characters are a decent cast. Whilst some accents can be off-putting, their performances are quite good overall. So although some of the stronger cast members don’t return (or only return for a brief time), the remaining cast members are good to watch. And should the show not return for a third season (although, I personally think it should and will), keep an eye out for these actors to pop up on our screen in other shows.
One of the main criticisms of the first season of Fate: The Winx Saga was that it didn’t stick to the source material. And whilst for some shows, such as Resident Evil, that may be a huge problem, in this show, it doesn’t have the same negative effect. Of course, the story and the characters are based on the animated book. But it feels fresh to see through different eyes.
Just like the first season, the series remains as moody as ever. With teenagers facing a crisis in nearly all of the episodes, there are plenty of reasons for the characters to be downcast, however. That level of moodiness makes this show feel like the older sibling to Locke and Key. And if you were to blend Locke and Key with Riverdale, Elite, and Sabrina, then Fate: The Winx Saga would be the end result.
Additionally, the story develops a lot smoother than in the first season. Although there are a few shocks that fans may not see coming (nor do they always make sense), the journey is a lot less bumpy than in season one. But what makes this show so fun is its wacky storytelling, so just don’t take it too seriously.
In a nutshell, Fate: The Winx Saga keeps the magic alive. Fans who loved season one and didn’t expect too much from the series will more than enjoy the second season.
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