Well, I’m not too proud to admit when I’m wrong. If Rainbow called Winx season nine a reboot, it’s a reboot. Plain and simple.
I stand by what I said about the new format, though. Winx Club was a serialized show, meaning each episode advanced an overarching plot. But if season nine has 52, 13-minute episodes rather than the usual 26 half-hours, that suggests it’ll be episodic instead. Episodic kids’ shows rarely have plots. Instead, they’re made up of standalone, mini stories — “shorts”, if you will.
That’s why I don’t think this reboot will be what the Winx fandom hopes it is: a retelling of Winx seasons 1-3. Instead, I think Rainbow will take the barebones premise of Winx Club — fairies at a magic school who fight evil — and use it as a backdrop for magic hijinks. Think PopPixie, which had the same episode format and no plot. It was just the wacky adventures of the Pixies of Pixieville.
So like I said in the last post, I think Rainbow is turning Winx Club into a preschool series. I could be wrong, but there’s a lot of evidence, including the CG animation.
What About Aisha and Nex?
Since this is a reboot, Nex may not be in Winx season nine. What does that mean for this blog?
It was gonna happen eventually whether Rainbow started over, they caved to the fans and brought back “Gary”, or Winx Club finally ended. So I made a plan a while ago.
First, this blog is staying put. Everything I’ve said about Aisha and Nex is valid even if they’re not together. Of course, if Rainbow keeps them together in Winx season nine (which is possible), I’ll keep posting about them here.
If not, I won’t watch the season. ?♀️ This couple is the only reason I still care about Winx Club. I used to be ashamed to say that, but not anymore. Characters make the show, so why wouldn’t you watch for them?
Second, I’ll shift focus to my non-Winx blog, AishaAndNex.com. I created it as a place to explore Aisha/Nex stories Rainbow would never tell in Winx Club, anyway. In fact, this month for NaNoWriMo, I’m writing the first draft of my fanfic Baby Steps. It’s been tough so far, but I definitely won’t give up now.
Finally, I’m still working on my Winx reboot. It will have Nex in it, and it won’t just be a retelling of the first three seasons but the entire franchise: Winx Club, World of Winx, the comics, everything. I’ve already found lots of interesting (and more cohesive) ways to connect them. Who knows? Maybe the fandom will like my story more than season nine. ?
But we don’t know what’s gonna happen yet, so don’t worry. I hope Aisha and Nex will continue their love story in Winx season nine (or start a new one), but no matter what, it’s not over for them.