Fantasy TV Shows

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About Fantasy

As a genre that encompasses just about any kind of story that contains supernatural elements, fantasy has been well represented on television for many decades. Suspense stories, which had been popular on radio before the advent of television, made the transition to TV early on, and shows such as The Twilight Zone and The Outer Limits brought the spooky and the uncanny to broad audiences in the 1950s and 1960s.

Programs revolving around the occult were not as prevalent in the 1970s and 80s, but science fiction, a genre closely related to fantasy, took up the slack, with American shows like Battlestar Galactica and imports such as Dr. Who keeping the fantastic on the airwaves. In the 1990s, a few fantasy-based programs, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Xena: Warrior Princess among them, gained sizable cult followings, setting the stage for a new fantasy invasion after the turn of the century.

The abundance of fantasy and adventure programs in the first decade of the 21st century was driven in large part by popular literature and film, as movie adaptations of The Lord of the Rings and Twilight became box-office blockbusters. Television schedules were suddenly full of the wizards, warriors, vampires, demons and other unnatural creatures, and the fantasy genre mingled with drama, romance, action and other genres in shows that tried to inject fantastic components into common plot formulas.

Reality television also flirted with fantasy, combining unscripted production with strange and unexplained subjects. Teams of paranormal investigators searched haunted houses for evidence of ghosts, and teams of adventurers scoured remote locales looking for legendary creatures thus far unknown to science. In the game show category, fantasy was represented by competitions in which designers and artists tried to outdo one another in creating film sets and special makeup effects.

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Kill la Kill
Kill la Kill
The Magic School Bus
The Magic School Bus
Attack on Titan
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Star Trek: Voyager
Star Trek: Voyager
Once Upon a Time in Wonderland
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Z Nation
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Penny Dreadful
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The Elephant Princess
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Good Witch
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Dominion
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Potato Star
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The Secret Circle
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Moonlight
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Jeremiah
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Roswell
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Bitten
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Space 1999
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Toy Hunters
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Dinotopia
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Dr. Jin
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The Land Before Time
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Hellsing Ultimate
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Karneval
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Angel
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Doctor Who Christmas Specials
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Rooftop Prince
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Log Horizon
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Phoenix
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Supernatural: The Animation
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Neverland
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Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story
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Relic Hunter
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Pretear
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Outbreak Company
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Big
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Wizards vs. Aliens
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Earthsea
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Hybrid
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Ashes to Ashes
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Best of The Outer Limits
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Scarecrow
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Star Trek: The Next Generation, Redemption
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Inside: Secret America
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Doctor Who: The 50th Anniversary Collection
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Supernova
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Shakira
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Doctor Who, Monsters: The Weeping Angels
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Doctor Who Sampler: The Third Doctor
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Doctor Who, The Companions
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Doctor Who Sampler: The Fifth Doctor
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Doctor Who: Planet of the Spiders
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Doctor Who: Time-Flight
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Doctor Who Sampler: The Seventh Doctor
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B-Daman Crossfire
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The Greatest American Hero
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Tin Man
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Seirei no Moribito
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Doctor Who: The David Tennant Specials
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Star Trek: The Original Series (Remastered), Best of
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Doctor Who, Monsters: The Daleks
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Doctor Who Sampler: The Fourth Doctor
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Black Forest
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Dirk Gently
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Doctor Who Sampler, The Sixth Doctor
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Doctor Who: The Best of The Seventh Doctor
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Kyousougiga
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Thor: Hammer of the Gods
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Futurescape with James Woods
Futurescape with James Woods
The Great Martian War 1913 - 1917
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Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Night Sisters
Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Night Sisters
Exploding Sun
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Doctor Who: The Best of The Third Doctor
Doctor Who: The Best of The Third Doctor
Doctor Who Sampler: The Second Doctor
Doctor Who Sampler: The Second Doctor
Doctor Who: The Best of The Second Doctor
Doctor Who: The Best of The Second Doctor
Voyage of the Unicorn
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Doctor Who: The Best of The Fifth Doctor
Doctor Who: The Best of The Fifth Doctor
Terminal Invasion
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SCI FI Wire
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Timecop
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Doctor Who: The Sun Makers
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Doctor Who: Underworld
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Doctor Who: The Two Doctors
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Doctor Who: Nightmare of Eden
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Doctor Who: Frontios
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Doctor Who: Creature from the Pit
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Doctor Who: Kinda
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Torchwood Motion Comic: Web of Lies
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Ultra Seven
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Skyrunners
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A Call to Arms
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K-9
K-9
Boogiepop Phantom
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Marry Him If You Dare
Marry Him If You Dare
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Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Jedi Masters
Randall and Hopkirk
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MythQuest
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Chiller's Dare 2 Direct Short Film Festivals
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Star Trek: The Next Generation, The Best of Both Worlds
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