Season seven ended last Sunday in the U.S. I don’t care. 😛 It might still be a year until Rainbow starts promoting season eight, and who knows when World of Winx is gonna premiere. (April’s halfway over, so so much for that rumor.) Plus, Nick Jr.’s re-airing season seven weekdays at 11:55 a.m. EST. I still have time to talk about it before it becomes old news.
Speaking of Nick Jr., kudos to them for airing the whole season in three months. Say what you will about the move — I’m still not 100 percent on board with it — but they’ve treated Winx Club better than Nick ever did. Remember how long it took Nick to finish season six? Oh, wait — they didn’t. Nick Jr. did.
On the last episode (that I reviewed), Brafilius stole Roxy’s Stone of Memories, which means he can now travel through time. Roxy thinks the animal from the Digmoles’ riddle is a Cry-Cry, the most ancient Fairy Animal species. The Winx go to prehistoric Magix (without her) to see if she’s right.
1. Roxy’s upset about losing her Stone, but the Winx cheer her up. (Um…that’s it.)
I could have skipped this scene, but I brought it up because I didn’t like the way some fans reacted to it. The word “crybaby” started floating around. Yes, she’s sensitive. Yes, she overreacted. But can’t we be a little more sympathetic? 😕
Winx or not, she’s the youngest member of the group. She looks up to her friends and wants to prove herself, but that dopey dog got the best of her. And to be fair, this causes a lot of headaches for them for the rest of the season. She probably thought the Winx would be mad at her. (Of course they weren’t.)
2. After lying to his sister about how he got the Stone of Memories, Brafilius goes back in time to prehistoric Magix. The Winx’s Stones activate when his does. Roxy tells them what he overheard from her: the Cry-Cry is the oldest known species in Magix, so it may be the animal from the First Color of the Universe. She and the guys wish the Winx luck on their mission. Aisha assures Nex she’ll be back before their date tonight.
Ugh! Every time Brafilius is on-screen, all he does is waste run-time! I know he’s supposed to be comic relief, but he doesn’t have to do a full clown act every episode. I can’t stand him! He has a few interesting moments, but 90 percent of the time, he’s just annoying. Even Knut was more bearable than him! 😕
I’m not gonna talk about Roxy being demoted again. It is what it is. If she’s somehow still a Winx, she’s clearly not one in this season. (There goes my theory.)
As for Aisha and Nex, it’s official: they’re dating. I guess that explains how they greeted each other last episode. Maybe he didn’t say “hi” right away because he knew he was gonna see her later. 😛
Is it just me, or do the couples not go on dates much anymore? Tecna and Timmy had their “first date” (yeah, right) in season five, and Stella and Brandon had their makeshift pizza date at Alfea in season six. That’s…it. 😕
What’s happened to the romance in this show? So what if most of these couples have been together for years? That doesn’t mean Rainbow can put their relationships on auto pilot for the rest of the series. We need to see they’re still in love. They need to act like real couples.
Isn’t that why Daphne and Thoren’s romance was so awkward? They went from “just met” to married in one season, we never saw them date (“The Anthem” doesn’t count), and the first time we saw them kiss was at their wedding! That’s not enough for convince us they’re in love.
Aisha and Nex definitely need more development. I’ll talk about that when I get to their date.