Wondering if Fate: The Winx Saga on Netflix is ok for kids? Inspired by the Nickelodeon animated series Winx Club, The Winx Saga is not kid friendly. Fate: The Winx Saga is rated TV-MA for good reason and may appeal to kids, but the content is more mature. Here’s what parents need to know in this Fate: The Winx Saga Parents Guide.
Fate: The Winx Saga Parents Guide
The Winx Saga features Bloom (Abigail Cowen), a redheaded American fairy who goes to Alfea, a prestigious fairy school in an undisclosed location, protected by a magical barrier. Unlike the other students there, she has human parents, and discovered she had powers when she burned down her home in California. As she learns more about magic and her powers, her past becomes even more mysterious, and Bloom needs answers.
Fate: The Winx Saga has a Harry Potter/ Chilling Adventures of Sabrina vibe to it. The kids are more mature than the young Harry Potter movies, even though the majority of the main characters are first years.
Season 2 is more of the characters navigating
Why is Fate: The Winx Saga Rated TV-MA?
Fate: The Winx Saga is rated TV-MA for strong language, smoking, violence, and sexual content which means some content is for mature audiences only.
Parents should know that The Winx Saga has strong language, drugs, sex, and has some seriously creepy creatures.
There is language like Sh**, damn, a**hole, bit**, a**, fu*k, motherfu**er, and sexual words like di** and pu**y.
In Season 1 there are some scary scenes in The Winx Saga. The opening scene showed a man killed by a mysterious creature and you later see his charred body. There are “monsters” called the Burned Ones that attack and growl and up close you can see they look like a burnt body. Some of these scenes would give kids nightmares. There are unsettling scenes when a character’s neck is snapped.
Some characters smoke, drink alcohol, and do drugs. They talk about vaping and smoking joints.
There is some sexual content where they talk about butt stuff, mention sex, and you see characters sleep together in the same bed. Another character mentions that redheads are a good shag while a friend replies, “I didn’t know your hand was a redhead.”
In Season 2, two characters are making out and naked and other characters are in a 3-way relationship.
There is some bullying, also heavy topics like adoption and learning to control anger and rage.
Is Fate: The Winx Saga Appropriate for Kids Under 17?
I would not recommend Fate: The Winx Saga for kids under 16 and mostly due to the dark elements in the show. While there is some inappropriate content for children, The Winx Saga may appeal to tweens and teens who like shows like Riverdale. It’s drama-filled teens, but who are also trying to learn more about themselves and their powers.
Is The Winx Saga any good? If your kids like shows with pretty people and magic, then they’ll probably enjoy The Winx Saga. Some parts are YA cheesiness, but usually that’s what the younger crowd likes. The fairy storyline is interesting and a change from Wizards vs. Muggles. However, both try to keep their worlds from humans.
You’ll have your jealous ex-girlfriend storyline, plus pretty new girl trying to figure out where she comes from storyline, but I’ve seen worse. You never know what you’ll get with a TV-MA rating for Netflix, but there is dark magic, sexual content, and a lot of language from a parents point of view. Fate: The Winx Saga is a compromise for those wanting more of an edge without going full on Tiny Pretty Things or Bridgerton.
Monday 27th of June 2022
I know that it has some sexual content, but does it actually show sex?
Saturday 24th of September 2022
@tanialamb, there’s 2 bi-sexual males in bed with a female, all deep mouth kissing. The swearing is in my book too much for even my mature ears let alone hearing it coming from young girls. Definitely for 17yrs +.
Tuesday 28th of June 2022
It's been a long time since I've watched the series. There are couples in bed together, but if there was nudity, I probably would have noted that.
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Friday 19th of March 2021
[…] their magical powers [and] avoid being killed by monsters and all that other teen drama.” In her guide for parents, she calls it like it is, writing, “If your kids like shows with pretty people and magic, then […]
Monday 25th of January 2021
Thanks for this review, it had exactly the information I was looking for. I was hoping to watch with my daughter but after reading this, absolutely not!
Wednesday 27th of January 2021
@Emily B, how old is she