T.V. Series Review: Winx Club Season 1

Winx Club Season 1 Trailer

Winx Club Season 1 Summary

Season 1, Episode 1: “Una fata a Gardenia” / “An Unexpected Event”/”It Feels Like Magic”

While on summer vacation, Bloom, an ordinary 16-year-old high school girl living on Earth, encounters a battle between a 17-year-old fairy named Stella and an ogre named Knut. As Stella’s magic scepter is stolen, Bloom intervenes, discovering that she has magical powers and manages to turn the tide. Stella invites Bloom to attend Alfea, a school for fairies, to fully master her new powers. Knut returns with more ghouls and a troll, launching a surprise attack at Bloom’s home. Stella and Bloom call in the Specialists, Sky, Brandon, Timmy, and Riven: a group of boys from Magix at Red Fountain, a school for boys, who capture the troll and defeat Knut. The next morning, Bloom has agreed to go to Alfea.

Season 1, Episode 2: “Benvenuti a Magix!” / “Welcome to Magix!”/”More Than High School”

Bloom arrives at Alfea, under the name Princess Varanda of Callisto, a student who had declined her admission. She is introduced to her apartment mates, Musa, Tecna, and Flora. The girls then go for a day out in Magix City. While calling her parents, she spots Knut spying on her friends, and follows him. She learns that Knut is working for the Trix: three witches from the school of Cloud Tower named Icy, Darcy, and Stormy. After pitifully trying to defend herself, Bloom is captured by the Trix, but the other girls rescue her. When the girls are caught sneaking back into school, Bloom confesses her real name to Headmistress Faragonda and discipline head Griselda, but Faragonda forgives her transgression and lets her attend the school. The girls agree on Bloom’s name for their group: The Winx.

Season 1, Episode 3: “L’anello di Stella” / “Alfea College for Fairies”/”Save the First Dance”

Alfea and the neighboring boys school, Red Fountain, prepare for a ball to begin the school year. However, Headmistress Griffin of Cloudtower plans to spoil the ball as revenge for being excluded. She picks  The Trix’s suggestion of replacing the magic egg gifts with snake-rat eggs. While Bloom prepares her dress for the ball, she spots the Trix casting a spell on the eggs, so she tells her friends, and they reverse the spell in time for the ball. Later Bloom spots the Trix trying to steal Stella’s ring, and tries to fight them off, transforming into a fairy for the first time. Although the Trix are able to escape, the other Winx girls inform Bloom that Stella’s ring is safe and that they swapped the contents of the case with a baby duck (Pepe) that bonds with Icy.

Season 1, Episode 4: “La palude di Melmamora” / “The Black-Mud Swamp”/”The Voice of Nature”

As part of Professor Palladium’s field trip, the class must navigate the Black-Mud Swamp to reach a clearing in the Gloomy-Wood Forest by listening to nature and without using any magic. The boys from Red Fountain are transporting a troll prisoner but the Trix cause their aircraft to crash land, and the troll is freed. The Winx and the Red Fountain boys end up meeting in the swamp, and must work together, despite their differences, to find their way out. They encounter the troll who is harassing some other Alfea fairies, and chase him off, however, the Trix find the troll and send him away. Although the Red Fountain boys failed to deliver the troll, they remark they are starting to feel like a team. The Winx girls, although they finished last in their assignment, are commended by their teachers for their helping others.

Season 1, Episode 5: “Appuntamento al buio” / “Date with Disaster”/”Date with Disaster”

While the Winx are on kitchen duty, Stella is invited on a date with Prince Sky (Brandon) at the brand-new Black Lagoon restaurant and also asks for help on picking out an outfit. While selecting her attire, Stella decides not to wear the ring of Solaria and gives it to Bloom for safekeeping (believing she won’t need her magic powers). The next morning, Stella starts acting completely different, becoming irritable and refusing to say anything about last night. During classes, Bloom notices that Stella is absent and goes back to their dorm to check, only to find Stella has torn the room apart! An enraged Stella begins asking Bloom where her ring is, and eventually blasts her when she doesn’t say. Stella then suddenly vanishes, leaving the other four to find Prince Sky at Red Fountain for information. To their shock, Sky says he worked out all night and he never wrote the invitation. The Winx then decide to find the Black Lagoon, only it doesn’t show up on Tecna’s map, and no one in the city seems to know where it is. Just as Musa is ready to quit, a strange man gives them the exact location. The girls find a beautiful restaurant on the edge of town, though Flora finds it strange how the gorgeous tree feels dead. She quickly reveals that an illusion has been cast; revealing a run-down shack. The Winx venture inside and find Stella who begins attacking them! The girls transform, and quickly learn that the entire date was a plot by the Trix. They sent the fake invitation and kidnapped her to get her ring of Solaria! However, when she didn’t wear it, they sent Darcy disguised as Stella back to Alfea to find it. The Trix also reveal the real Stella trapped in magic energy rings and force Bloom into an ultimatum; hand over the ring or Icy will kill Stella. In the end, Bloom decides Stella is more important, transforms out of fairy form and gives them the ring, while also beginning her role as the unofficial leader.

Season 1, Episode 6: “Missione a Torrenuvola” / “Mission at Cloudtower”/”Secret Guardian”

After returning to Alfea, Bloom researches the Ring of Solaria, hoping to find out what made the Trix go to such lengths to get it. Meanwhile, the Trix use a spell on the ring, hoping to access an extremely powerful magic known as the Dragon Flame, only to have their spell blow up in their faces as the ring proves negative! An infuriated Icy throws the ring away and plans to begin the search all over again. Back at Alfea, Bloom learns more on the ring of Solaria, but also learns about the Dragon Flame. Bloom then turns to Faragonda for answers, who tells her that the Dragon Flame was the energy of the Great Dragon, who created the magical universe and later rested on the planet Domino. That night, the Winx plan to infiltrate Cloud Tower to retrieve Stella’s ring (since she can’t transform without it). Using the same secret tunnel the Trix used earlier, the girls sneak into Cloudtower without a hitch while the Trix are out. After searching their room, Stella finds her ring, but the tunnel doesn’t reopen and the Winx are forced to find the main exit without getting caught. While exploring, the Winx stumble upon Cloudtower’s archive which contains history on every person in the Magic dimension. A curious Bloom spots a book with her name on it and tries to read more on her past, but quickly regrets it when it turns into a trap that alerts Headmistress Griffin! The Winx try to make a hasty escape, but Griffin sends Bako monsters to scare them out! After using their magic to fight the monsters, the Winx are led to a dead end. In a panic to destroy the last monster, Stella accidentally sets the room on fire! As the Winx begin to suffocate, a mysterious voice guides Bloom to an exit, allowing them to leave Cloudtower. Though the ring was recovered, the Winx are busted since Griffin already called Faragonda hours ago. As punishment, Faragonda temporarily extracts all their powers.

Season 1, Episode 7: “A che servono gli amici?” / “Friends in Need”/ “Grounded”

The Winx have lost all their magic as punishment for sneaking into Cloudtower, but to make matters worse, Griselda tasks them with cleaning the entire school without their magic (or technology, much to Tecna’s dismay) while the rest of the students and faculty go to a concert. Problems continue as Tecna struggles with no gadgets to help her, causing her to wear a bucket on her head and attempt to use a broom, while Musa, Stella and Bloom have a water fight, wasting their time, energy and supplies. In order to make the punishment lighter, the girls secretly invite the boys from Red Fountain over after everyone has left, claiming to be throwing an all-night party. Meanwhile, the Trix use the opportunity to sneak into a near-empty Alfea to find the real source of the Dragon Flame. The boys arrive and instead learn they’ll be working as janitors, though they still play music as they work. Soon after, the Trix teleport to Alfea and summon the vacuums to guide them towards the Dragon Flame, while distracting the gang by summoning a monster. The Winx and specialists quickly meet their distraction, and while the boys try to fight with their weapons, they’re quickly knocked aside. The Winx, despite having no magic, manage to outsmart the beast by using floor cleaner. Unable to find the Dragon Flame, the Trix depart to Cloudtower, unseen by anyone while the Specialists head back to Redfountain. The next morning, Faragonda sees the damage and hears the story from the Winx and as a reward for defeating an adversary using only wits and resourcefulness, the Winx’s powers are returned to them.

Season 1, Episode 8: “La festa della rosa” / “A Friendship Sundered”/”The Day of the Rose”

During the Rose Festival, both Bloom and Riven unwittingly fall into a trap by the Trix to divide the close relationship between the Specialists and the Winx. In the end, Riven thinks that Darcy has saved him in a racing crash and he blames Bloom for what happened then gets mad at his friends for believing Bloom over him and transfers out of the squad of Specialists along with Darcy.

Season 1, Episode 9: “Il tradimento di Riven” / “Betrayed!”/”Spelled”

There are hostilities between the Winx due to Stella’s behavior, and Musa’s feelings for Riven are strained. In a fight with the Trix, the possessor of the Dragon’s Flame is revealed to be Bloom.

Season 1, Episode 10: “La Fiamma del Drago” / “Bloom Tested”/ “Magical Reality Check”

It’s time for Bloom’s magical midterm test in a virtual reality machine. The Trix mess with the computer so they can enter it and test her to be sure of Bloom is indeed the one who possesses the Dragon Flame

Season 1, Episode 11: “Il regno delle ninfee” / “The Monster and The Willow”/”Junior League”

Flora experiments with her plants to study for her test. Stella (who had her clothes torn apart by a plant) and Tecna (who was attacked by a plant) tell Flora to move the plants. She moves them to Black-Mud Swamp. Flora seeks help from the Water Nymphs in finding a special plant. The Water Nymphs tell the Winx about a monster which has been terrorizing them and the Winx decide to fight it.

Season 1, Episode 12: Miss Magix

On the day before a big test, Stella enters a beauty contest. Lucy from Cloud Tower does too, with help from the Trix, who want to play a bad prank on Lucy by first making her pretty, sabotaging the performances of the other contestants, and then breaking the spell in front of everyone once she has earned the Miss Magix prize. In the end, Stella wins and kept her promise to Bloom, which was to study all night for the test the next morning. Although Stella makes a few mistakes but because she studied after the pageant, she passes.

Season 1, Episode 13: “La figlia del fuoco” / “A Great Secret Revealed”/”Meant to Be”

Bloom returns to Earth during spring break. She discovers she can read people’s auras, and she casts her doubts on a pending business deal regarding her mother’s flower shop. A vision was unlocked while putting out a fire in her mother’s flower shop. She also discovers that Mike found her as a baby while tackling a fire, meaning Bloom’s not Mike and Vanessa’s biological daughter.

Season 1, Episode 14: “Il segreto di Bloom” / “Bloom’s Dark Secret”/”Witch Trap”

Bloom’s curiosity about her past and magical powers begin to interfere with her confidence and she arranges to go to Cloud Tower with Brandon to seek answers. Bloom meets a kind witch named Mirta.

Season 1, Episode 15: “Voci dal passato” / “Honor Above All”/”Pushing the Envelope”

A pending test by Professor Wizgiz worries the Winx Club. Bloom accidentally finds the answers to the test.

Season 1, Episode 16: “Il nemico nell’ombra” / “Cold Spell”/”The Nightmare Monster”

In another attempt to harness the power of the Dragon’s Flame, the Trix send a nightmare monster to terrorise the dreams of the Winx.

Season 1, Episode 17: “Il segreto di Brandon” / “Secrets Within Secrets”/”Royal Heartbreak”

During festivities at Redfountain, Bloom encounters Princess Diaspro, who claims she is betrothed to Brandon, whom she keeps calling Sky. Bloom finds out that Sky and Brandon switched identities, because “Sky” wanted to live a normal life for once.

Season 1, Episode 18: “Addio Magix” / “The Font of Dragon Fire”/”Senior Witches Go to Earth”

Upset about the events at Redfountain, Bloom returns to Earth. The Trix take advantage of the situation and attack her on Earth. The witches reveal to Bloom that she is the surviving heir to planet Domino (Sparks), and they steal the Dragon Fire from her.

Season 1, Episode 19: “Attacco ad Alfea” / “The Fall of Magix”/”The Army of Decay”

Bloom returns to Alfea following the events on Earth. The Trix take control of Cloud Tower and summon the Army of Decay to take control of Magix.

Season 1, Episode 20: “La scomparsa di Bloom” / “Mission to Domino”/”Sparks of Hope”

To counter the powerful magic possessed by the Trix, the Winx Club go to planet Domino hoping to find the Dragon’s Flame. Redfountain is attacked by the Army of Decay.

Season 1, Episode 21: “Trappola di ghiaccio” / “The Crown of Dreams”/”The Frozen Palace”

In the ruins of Domino (Sparks), the Winx are attacked during their exploration. In Magix, Redfountain is destroyed by the Trix.

Season 1, Episode 22: “Il ritorno di Riven” / “Storming Cloudtower”/”Mission to Cloud Tower”

The Army of Decay forces the retreat of the population to Alfea. The Winx go to Cloud Tower in attempt to retrieve the power of the Dragon’s Flame from the Trix. Riven rejoins the Specialists.

Season 1, Episode 23: “Fuga da Torrenuvola” / “Power Play”/”The Search for the Flame”

The Trix torment the Winx for being unable to find the power of the Dragon’s Flame on Domino (Sparks). The cadre and staff of Cloud Tower escape to Alfea.

Season 1, Episode 24: “Il mistero del lago” / “The Witches’ Siege”/”Battle for Alfea”

The Army of Darkness launches an attack on Alfea. Bloom is guided to Lake Fortress of Light/Roccaluce by a mysterious voice.

Season 1, Episode 25: “Il sonno di Magix” / “The Ultimate Challenge”/”The Great Witch Invasion”

The first attack on Alfea fails. Bloom follows the spirit of her older sister Daphne and regains her Dragon Fire powers. The Trix lead the Army of Decay in a final attack on Alfea.

Season 1, Episode 26: “Battaglia finale” / “The Witches’ Downfall”/”Fire and Ice”

As the Army of Darkness approaching Alfea and the Trix seeking to take complete control of the Magix Dimension, the Winx, except Bloom and including Alfea’s students and teachers take action to fend off the Trix from completely destroying Alfea before the Trix use the powers of the Dragon.

Winx Club Season 1 Review

Rating: 4 out of 5.

A fun and memorable animated show about fairies. Great for kids to watch.

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