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Netflix Review: ‘Fate: The Winx Saga’

Netflix Review: ‘Fate: The Winx Saga’
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  • On February 2, 2021

Four out of Five Stars

By Julie Newell
Associate Editor

The abundant amount of content from Netflix continues to pile up with original shows and movies being released on a regular basis.

One of those original shows is “Fate: The Winx Saga” which premiered on Netflix Jan. 22.

This show is a live-action adaption of the Italian-American animated series called the “Winx Club,” which aired on Nickelodeon in 2004.

This show features 16-year-old fire fairy Bloom (Abigail Cowen), who was raised on earth by human parents.

Bloom gets accepted into the Alfea School, located in the Otherworld, where she meets new friends Stella (Hannah Van Der Westhuysen), Aisha (Precious Mustapha), Terra (Eliot Salt), Musa (Elisha Applebaum) and possible love interest Sky (Danny Griffin).

In Alfea, Bloom sets about learning to control her powers and to find out where she came from, while also attempting to stay away from ancient creatures called the Burned Ones.

“Fate: The Winx Saga” is aimed toward young adults.

If you are looking to see the Winx Club come to life in this show then you will be disappointed. The producers changed several main characters, and even left out a main character in this new show.

The show also takes on a darker and more serious tone, which is a complete contrast to the animated series.

However, as long as you don’t compare this show to its animated counterpart, then it is a good show.

There is drama, romance, action, mystery and comedy. I recommend this show to anyone who is not a die-hard fan of the original animated series.