Sunday, June 10, 2012

What I need from Season 5

Okay. I'm going to set something straight RIGHT NOW. I am going to have a hard time with Winx Season 5 if they don't at some point acknowledge the events of the Season 4 finale.

Both Aisha and the rest of the Winx made huge mistakes... Aisha when she, in a surprisingly Willow Rosenberg-esque plotline, went to the side of vengeance- and the Winx when they diminished the value of her grief and actually ATTACKED her for it. Yes, the last episode shows her being let back into the Winx inner circle... but hurtful words and actions were exchanged. That doesn't just go away.

I recognize that Winx Club is not always the most realistic show. And of course, nor is it the best with continuity (especially if you don't believe in the canon split theory). However, one of the things that has drawn me to the show since I was ten years old is the realism that isn't immediately obvious. No, most people don't believe in growing wings and going off to fairy school, because the realism in the show is from how the characters grow up. Every single character, even the commonly ignored ones like Tecna and Musa, has experienced some form of character develoupment since Season 1 began.

And as they grow up, so do their situations.

When I was ten, and the Winx were sixteen and seventeen, I related to how the girls were looking to find themselves. In Season 3, I related to their search for morality, how they were trying to learn what the right thing was, and how they always tried to do it. Even at great personal cost (remember the Water Stars plotline?). I watched Season 4 when I was seventeen, and the problems they faced echoed the problems of my emerging adulthood- getting a job, trying to make a path after school is finished, dealing with increasingly serious relationships, and your friends around you getting engaged!

Winx is a kids show, but it is the rare kids show that grows up. And I need Winx to keep this. As I, who will be nearly nineteen when the new season begins, learn to deal with the fallout of serious arguments... I need the Winx Club to learn, too. I need Winx Club to keep that realism, that personal growth that makes it stand out from so many other cartoons. I need to see the characters keep growing.


I hope so much that this isn't too much to ask.


NOTE: I don't know what's up with formatting. So apologies.

17 comments:

  1. That''s so true and these is probably the most important part of the show for me too.

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    1. Yeah and y did they make it so that it comes out in the fall I mean don't get me wrong falls great and all but school is back I session 4 some viewers get it got it good

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  2. Wow,i'm impressed.

    Now,when i think of it,it is like that! I really agree!

    Xoxo♥

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    1. Me to all though I figuered that out when I was like 9 I'm only 13 and its my fav show in the world

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  3. I agree with every word said in that post.

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  4. I also agree, each and every one of us Winx fans have grown-up alongside the Winx Club, in fact that is- as you said- one of the greatest things about the show and I will be servery disappointed if that ever changes.

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  5. I competly agree with you. As right now, every aspect of the Winx I can relate to. I know it sounds weird but I went the same thing as Bloom willing her enchantix. Winx gives me so much confidnce. I can see myslef through Bloom's eyes. I would have matured without the WInx maturing. I mean I dealt with my own set on Witches. A wonderful post.

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  6. That article is sweet. I love it when people explain why they love Winx Club in so many words and with fcts. I have always had difficulty putting my own thoughts in to words on that subject so I'm glad to hear yours so loud and clear. Wonderful post. Something truly positive and hopeful.

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  7. Growing up with the winx...That's what I've done and I will keep doing. They've been with me through the bad and the good times, (sounds kinda wierd, i know)but it really is true. I can always count on the Winx Club, for now, and forever.

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  8. i love everything that is said i try to watch every single winx episode i cani dont know what i would do without winx

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  9. Well what I've realized is that if they DO grow up, then they would eventually get married, have a family, get old and then the show will get canceled sooner! My opinion is that I don't want the show to get canceled so basically I do not want them to grow up.

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  10. I love your post..yes it's true most of us from here have grown up with the winx including me..I have been a fan since I was 9-10 years old and now I'm seventeen..However when I was 14 I stopped learning news for winx and also watching their episodes..Last year, when I was 16 I was in youtube and I really don't know how I decided it I started watching season's 5 episodes...till now..:) I think I stopped watching winx because people were calling me immature and the show was for kids not me..but I totally regret it now because I thought that winx was just a show that I really loved and I was just going to stop while getting older..but I realised that is not true..because I'm 17 and I still watch winx..because for me is not just a show with fairies..I actually grew up with winx and I keep learning things from them..They have grown up, they are maturer and that counts for me as well.Growing up with winx is the most wonderful feeling ever <3 <3 TELL ME WHY YOU WINX FANS LOVE OUR FAIRIES <3

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    1. sorry my mistake *However when I was 15 I stopped learning news.......

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