2019. Hard to believe it’s only days away. I used to be excited about next year, thinking that Aisha and Nex may finally gain popularity. Every Winx season is another chance at redemption, right?
But the more I hear about Winx season eight, the less hopeful I feel. With anniversary fever in the air, the Winx fandom is focused on the show’s past more than ever. They want Nabu to come back and Nex to disappear. If they don’t get their wish, they’ll probably resent Aisha and Nex forever, no matter how well Rainbow develops their relationship.
It really does seem too late. That’s why I’m not looking forward to season eight anymore. I might not even watch it.
I’m not giving up on Aisha and Nex, though. They’re such a clever concept with so much story potential. The way they’re being treated right now is unacceptable.
I’ll build a new audience for them — an audience that will support and celebrate them and understand how valuable they are. That’s my New Year’s resolution for next year and every year until I succeed.