The second season of Destiny: The Winx Sagawhich from today you can see in Netflixbegins where the first one left off. Five teenage fairies, with potentially catastrophic magical abilities, must learn to control their powers.. In the first season, the series focused, in its six episodes, on showing that magic is a mystery related to the past. In the new installment, power is everything: the good, the bad, love, the unattainable… Which changes the tone of the plot. In addition to bringing it much closer to the original animated series winx-clubby Iginio Straffi.
At Alfea, the magical boarding school in Otherworld, things have changed very little. Not enough, at least, so that Bloom (Abigail Cowen) and the rest of her companions can fully understand the meaning of her internal dynamics. Did the school become a silent enemy after the events of last season’s finale? Once it’s revealed that old secrets never die, and all are at risk, returning to the walls of the venerable institution seems like a risk.
Nevertheless, Destiny: The Winx Saga makes it clear from its first episodes that for the magical creatures of the Otherworld it is impossible not to.
Where do you go when you can set fire to everything around you in a burst of pain? Who could understand you if you could listen to the thoughts and pains of others with a minimum of effort? The eventuality of magic—how it works, what it causes and what it transforms—is much more pronounced this time than it was last season. So much so that the predominant element is no longer the perception of this school of magical teenagers, but what is hidden behind its premise.
What happens to Sky, Riven, Musa, Beatrix, and even the treacherous Stella in a setting where their teenage rivalry takes a new turn? The second season strengthens the idea through a complicated transition towards a somewhat hasty maturity. Which, however, ends up being necessary to understand the deeper meaning of how the story approaches the mystery.
Destiny: The Winx Saga
The first season of the series received all kinds of criticism for turning Alfea into a somewhat unfortunate replica of the iconic Hogwarts. The new episodes, in fact, are focused on making a difference and achieving a new personality for the production. It achieves this by defining its place as an enclave in the middle of two worlds. If reality is on the edge of the Otherworld, the students of Alfea are travelers between two perceptions of the mystical. Especially Bloom, whose divided nature becomes more complicated as his powers increase. Also suspicions about his ability to control them.
A second season with magic turned into a real enemy
The new chapters of Destiny: The Winx Saga They begin by exploring what are the essential changes in Alfea, once Rosalind takes over control of the institute. Although it is not a subject that is touched immediately. The first scenes take place, in fact, in the bucolic peace that surrounds the venerable institution. Terra (Eliot Salt), perhaps the most innocent and fragile of the original group of fairies, wanders the forest in search of a connection with nature.
The narration makes good progress towards the questions that were left open in the partial closure of the first installment of the story. Who are we when our identity depends on what we can do? Terra, more than any other, must deal with the strange weight of being an exception, even among the unusual. An idea that she shares with Bloom, and now with Flora (Paulina Chávez), in the midst of an increasingly complicated and sinister environment.
Alfea, turned into an enclave where magic is put to the test, causes its characters to ask painful questions about themselves. A complicated point when it links in a completely different way with the perception of the extraordinary. Each student is a risk, a danger and an opportunity. Also, a hope and a promise. But what happens when everything becomes a convoluted and strange space, increasingly dangerous?
Destiny: The Winx Saga in search of identity
The first season of the series received all sorts of criticism for turning Alfea into a somewhat unfortunate replica of the iconic Hogwarts. The new episodes, in fact, are focused on make a difference and achieve a new personality for the production. It achieves this by defining its role as an enclave in the middle of two worlds. If reality is on the edge of the Otherworld, the students of Alfea are travelers between two perceptions of the mystical. Especially Bloom, whose divided nature becomes more complicated as his powers increase. Also, suspicions about his ability to control them.
Actually, the big point of the second season is delineate with good hand the world of fairies. Little by little, it is more evident that the quality of the magical is part of an emotional place little explored. Bloom, who during the first season tried to link fear, mourning and the fearsome with a destructive power, must find a point of balance. The new term finds her terrified, with the gates of Alfea closing behind her and confining her to a terrifying space. However, the character is strong enough to assume that, on this occasion, she is not the frightened girl who arrived almost by chance at an inexplicable school.
The change sees the show explore much more adult regions. Which also benefits the characters of Stella, Aisha, Terra and Musa. The novelty of the new episodes of Destiny: The Winx Saga also includes Flora, the version live action of one of the most beloved figures in comics. This is a welcome addition, as it sustains and link the story of streaming with its long heritage in pop culture. The result is a new vision of Alfea — become darker, more characterful, and more elite — and the students of it.
Destiny: The Winx Sagaa fantasy full of elegance
In the new season, the series tries to deal with the darkness inherent in the fact that each of its characters is a danger. One latent and, moreover, with a past to deal with. It is no longer a display of extraordinary abilities, but how they are sustained through a broad idea. Bloomturned involuntary leader of the school, tries to understand in its first chapters why the fire in his blood is also a stigma.
The new season of Destiny: The Winx Saga is a less sinister and more youthful version of Locke and Key. Probably also a revision to the older concepts of Sabrina, the teenage witch. With an ending that promises a return – unconfirmed – the series has essentially improved, but remains a slightly generic product. One with no greater power to create his own universe amid dozens of similar ones around him.