edited on September 13th, 2023 at 08:44 pm
Fate The Winx Saga is a live-action TV series on Netflix, based on the animated series “Winx Club“. The show tells the story of Bloom, a teenage girl with fire powers who enrolls at a magical boarding school called Alfea. There, she discovers a world of fairies, magic, and dark forces threatening to destroy everything.
I was curious about the live action version since I loved the animated series back then with their first seasons.
I really enjoyed its stunning visuals and impressive special effects, which bring the magical world of Alfea to life in vivid detail. The production values are top-notch, and the costumes, sets, and locations are all breathtakingly beautiful.
The show’s diverse cast of characters is also a highlight, with various ethnicities and body types represented. Since the originals where always super skinny, I really think that’s a good decision here. Each character has a distinct personality and backstory, and their own problems to figure out.
However, the show’s writing could be better, imo. The pacing could be faster, and the plot often feels disjointed, with many subplots and side characters that go nowhere. The dialogue can also be clunky and clichéd, with some cringe-worthy moments that detract from the overall experience.
Bloom, the show’s main character, goes on an emotional journey throughout the series as she discovers more about her past and powers. Her character development is compelling and adds more depth to the series. I personally love her and Skye a lot.
The villains in the show are intriguing and add more tension to the story. Their motivations and backstories are explored throughout the series, making them more than just one-dimensional antagonists.
“Fate: Winx Saga” season 1 is a modern-day adaptation of the popular animated series “Winx Club“. The show follows a group of teenage fairies attending a magical boarding school as they navigate their relationships, powers, and dark secrets.
While some original series fans may find certain aspects of the show’s darker tone and departure from the source material jarring, “Fate: Winx Saga” season 1 is compelling and entertaining.
Overall, it’s rather a mixed bag. It has impressive visuals and a talented cast, but its weak writing and uneven pacing may distract some viewers. If you’re a fan of the fantasy genre and don’t mind overlooking some flaws in the script, you may find the show enjoyable.
A+ : 10-9.3 | A: 9.2-8.7 | A- : 8.6-8.0 || B+ : 7.9-7.3 | B: 7.2-6.7 | B- : 6.6-6.0 || C+ : 5.9-5.3 | C: 5.2-4.7 | C- : 4.6-4.0 ||
D+ : 3.9-3.3 | D: 3.2-2.7 | D- : 2.6-2.0 || E+: 2.1-2.4 | E : 2.5-1.8 || F: 1.9-0
What are your thoughts? Have you ever watched the original Winc Club series? Do you like the live-action version as much? Let me know in the comments!