Fantasy TV Shows

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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Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones
Westworld
Westworld
Doctor Who Christmas Specials
Doctor Who Christmas Specials
Penny Dreadful
Penny Dreadful
Star Trek: Voyager
Star Trek: Voyager
Shadowhunters
Shadowhunters
Once Upon a Time
Once Upon a Time
Z Nation
Z Nation
HarmonQuest
HarmonQuest
Attack on Titan
Attack on Titan
The Lost Room
The Lost Room
Dominion
Dominion
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch
The Greatest American Hero
The Greatest American Hero
Good Witch
Good Witch
Trollhunters
Trollhunters
Rooftop Prince
Rooftop Prince
Doctor Who: The 50th Anniversary Collection
Doctor Who: The 50th Anniversary Collection
Moonlight
Moonlight
The Magic School Bus
The Magic School Bus
The Shannara Chronicles
The Shannara Chronicles
Once Upon a Time in Wonderland
Once Upon a Time in Wonderland
Van Helsing
Van Helsing
El Clon
El Clon
49 Days
49 Days
Ultra Seven
Ultra Seven
Kill la Kill
Kill la Kill
Preacher
Preacher
The Elephant Princess
The Elephant Princess
Lego Nexo Knights
Lego Nexo Knights
Marvel's Avengers: Ultron Revolution
Marvel's Avengers: Ultron Revolution
Hellsing Ultimate
Hellsing Ultimate
Erased
Erased
Bitten
Bitten
Sense8
Sense8
Angel
Angel
seaQuest DSV
seaQuest DSV
Ice Fantasy
Ice Fantasy
Mighty Magiswords
Mighty Magiswords
Aftermath (2016)
Aftermath (2016)
Fate/stay night
Fate/stay night
Space 1999
Space 1999
Tokyo Ravens
Tokyo Ravens
God Eater
God Eater
Jeremiah
Jeremiah
Star Wars Rebels
Star Wars Rebels
Roswell
Roswell
The 10th Kingdom
The 10th Kingdom
The Seven Deadly Sins
The Seven Deadly Sins
Earthsea
Earthsea
Toy Hunters
Toy Hunters
The Secret Circle
The Secret Circle
Angels in America
Angels in America
Doctor Who: The Time of the Doctor
Doctor Who: The Time of the Doctor
Dead of Summer
Dead of Summer
Star Trek: Discovery
Star Trek: Discovery
Terry Pratchett's Going Postal
Terry Pratchett's Going Postal
K-9
K-9
The Scholar Who Walks the Night
The Scholar Who Walks the Night
Doctor Who: The David Tennant Specials
Doctor Who: The David Tennant Specials
Star Trek: The Original Series - Fan Favorites
Star Trek: The Original Series - Fan Favorites
Ashes to Ashes
Ashes to Ashes
Mitch Albom's The Five People You Meet in Heaven
Mitch Albom's The Five People You Meet in Heaven
Battlestar Galactica Classic
Battlestar Galactica Classic
SCI FI Wire
SCI FI Wire
American Gods
American Gods
Big
Big
Shakira
Shakira
Wizards vs. Aliens
Wizards vs. Aliens
Phoenix
Phoenix
Best of The Outer Limits
Best of The Outer Limits
Supernatural: The Animation
Supernatural: The Animation
Doctor Who: The Time Monster
Doctor Who: The Time Monster
Star Trek: The Original Series (Remastered), Best of
Star Trek: The Original Series (Remastered), Best of
Dinotopia
Dinotopia
Randall and Hopkirk
Randall and Hopkirk
Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Jedi Masters
Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Jedi Masters
Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome
Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome
I Hear Your Voice
I Hear Your Voice
Outbreak Company
Outbreak Company
Doctor Who, Monsters: The Weeping Angels
Doctor Who, Monsters: The Weeping Angels
Potato Star
Potato Star
Scarecrow
Scarecrow
Relic Hunter
Relic Hunter
Don't Blink
Don't Blink
WITS Academy
WITS Academy
Tin Man
Tin Man
Vampire High
Vampire High
Log Horizon
Log Horizon
Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash
Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash
Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle
Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle
Elena of Avalor
Elena of Avalor
Seirei no Moribito
Seirei no Moribito
Tegami Bachi: Letter Bee
Tegami Bachi: Letter Bee
Aquarian Age - Sign for Evolution
Aquarian Age - Sign for Evolution
Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog
Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog
Chiller's Dare 2 Direct Short Film Festivals
Chiller's Dare 2 Direct Short Film Festivals
Eureka: The Essentials Pack
Eureka: The Essentials Pack
Doctor Who: The Hand of Fear
Doctor Who: The Hand of Fear
Doctor Who: Castrovalva
Doctor Who: Castrovalva