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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Star Trek: Voyager
Star Trek: Voyager
Once Upon a Time
Once Upon a Time
Attack on Titan
Attack on Titan
Kill la Kill
Kill la Kill
Tokyo Ravens
Tokyo Ravens
Good Witch
Good Witch
Penny Dreadful
Penny Dreadful
The Magic School Bus
The Magic School Bus
Z Nation
Z Nation
Once Upon a Time in Wonderland
Once Upon a Time in Wonderland
The Elephant Princess
The Elephant Princess
Moonlight
Moonlight
Dominion
Dominion
Potato Star
Potato Star
The Secret Circle
The Secret Circle
Space 1999
Space 1999
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch
Roswell
Roswell
Bitten
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Vampire High
Vampire High
Log Horizon
Log Horizon
Jeremiah
Jeremiah
Dinotopia
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Karneval
Karneval
Wizards vs. Aliens
Wizards vs. Aliens
Neverland
Neverland
The 10th Kingdom
The 10th Kingdom
Hellsing Ultimate
Hellsing Ultimate
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
Jason of Star Command
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Angel
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Star Trek: The Original Series - Fan Favorites
Star Trek: The Original Series - Fan Favorites
Angels in America
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The Land Before Time
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seaQuest DSV
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Phoenix
Phoenix
Toy Hunters
Toy Hunters
I Hear Your Voice
I Hear Your Voice
Boogiepop Phantom
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B-Daman Crossfire
B-Daman Crossfire
Supernatural: The Animation
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Doctor Who: Castrovalva
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Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn
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Outbreak Company
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The Lost Room
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The Greatest American Hero
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Seirei no Moribito
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Doctor Who, The Matt Smith Specials
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Doctor Who: The Green Death
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Doctor Who: Terror of the Autons
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Doctor Who: Time-Flight
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Doctor Who: Planet of the Spiders
Doctor Who: Planet of the Spiders
Doctor Who Christmas Specials
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Pirate Islands: The Lost Treasure of Fiji
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Star Trek: The Original Series (Remastered), Best of
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Pretear
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Shakira
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Ultra Seven
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Ashes to Ashes
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Doctor Who, Monsters: Cybermen
Doctor Who, Monsters: Cybermen
Doctor Who, Monsters: The Sontarans
Doctor Who, Monsters: The Sontarans
Doctor Who: The Best of The Fourth Doctor
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Doctor Who Sampler: The Seventh Doctor
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Star Trek: The Next Generation, Redemption
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Doctor Who: The Time of the Doctor
Doctor Who: The Time of the Doctor
Supernova
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Doctor Who: The 50th Anniversary Collection
Doctor Who: The 50th Anniversary Collection
Doctor Who Sampler: The Third Doctor
Doctor Who Sampler: The Third Doctor
The Great Martian War 1913 - 1917
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Doctor Who Sampler: The Fifth Doctor
Doctor Who Sampler: The Fifth Doctor
SCI FI Wire
SCI FI Wire
Tegami Bachi: Letter Bee
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Tin Man
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Aquarian Age - Sign for Evolution
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Doctor Who: The David Tennant Specials
Doctor Who: The David Tennant Specials
Best of The Outer Limits
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Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog
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Chiller's Dare 2 Direct Short Film Festivals
Chiller's Dare 2 Direct Short Film Festivals
Eureka: The Essentials Pack
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49 Days
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Doctor Who: The Hand of Fear
Doctor Who: The Hand of Fear
Doctor Who: The Deadly Assassin
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Doctor Who: The Time Monster
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The LXD: Secrets of the Ra
The LXD: Secrets of the Ra
Heroes: All-Stars
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Terry Pratchett's Going Postal
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Timecop
Timecop
Doctor Who: Warriors of the Deep
Doctor Who: Warriors of the Deep
Doctor Who: The Sun Makers
Doctor Who: The Sun Makers
Doctor Who: Underworld
Doctor Who: Underworld
Doctor Who: The Two Doctors
Doctor Who: The Two Doctors
Doctor Who: Nightmare of Eden
Doctor Who: Nightmare of Eden
Doctor Who: Frontios
Doctor Who: Frontios
Doctor Who: Creature from the Pit
Doctor Who: Creature from the Pit
Doctor Who: Kinda
Doctor Who: Kinda
Rooftop Prince
Rooftop Prince
Hero (2012)
Hero (2012)
The Atomic County
The Atomic County
Torchwood Motion Comic: Web of Lies
Torchwood Motion Comic: Web of Lies
Best of the Christmas Specials
Best of the Christmas Specials
The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe
The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe
Dex Hamilton: Alien Entomologist
Dex Hamilton: Alien Entomologist
Dr. Jin
Dr. Jin
Insane or Inspired
Insane or Inspired
Big
Big
Earthsea
Earthsea
Merlin's Apprentice
Merlin's Apprentice
Arabian Nights
Arabian Nights
Minutemen
Minutemen
The Curse of King Tut's Tomb
The Curse of King Tut's Tomb
Doctor Who, The Matt Smith Box Set
Doctor Who, The Matt Smith Box Set
MythQuest
MythQuest
Randall and Hopkirk
Randall and Hopkirk
Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Jedi Masters
Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Jedi Masters
Doctor Who: The Snowmen
Doctor Who: The Snowmen
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (2002)
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (2002)
Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome
Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome
Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story
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Doctor Who, The Companions
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Skyrunners
Skyrunners
A Call to Arms
A Call to Arms
K-9
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Inside: Secret America
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In the Spider's Web
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Hybrid
Hybrid
Cat.8
Cat.8
Marry Him If You Dare
Marry Him If You Dare
Doctor Who: The Best of The First Doctor
Doctor Who: The Best of The First Doctor
Doctor Who, Monsters: The Daleks
Doctor Who, Monsters: The Daleks
Doctor Who, Monsters: Davros
Doctor Who, Monsters: Davros
Doctor Who Sampler: The First Doctor
Doctor Who Sampler: The First Doctor
Doctor Who, Monsters: The Master
Doctor Who, Monsters: The Master
Doctor Who, Monsters: The Weeping Angels
Doctor Who, Monsters: The Weeping Angels
Doctor Who, Monsters: Silurians
Doctor Who, Monsters: Silurians
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
Doctor Who: The Best of The Fifth Doctor
Doctor Who: The Best of The Fifth Doctor
Futurescape with James Woods
Futurescape with James Woods
Doctor Who Sampler, The Sixth Doctor
Doctor Who Sampler, The Sixth Doctor
Doctor Who: The Best of The Seventh Doctor
Doctor Who: The Best of The Seventh Doctor
Thor: Hammer of the Gods
Thor: Hammer of the Gods
Terminal Invasion
Terminal Invasion
Darklight
Darklight
Black Forest
Black Forest
Kyousougiga
Kyousougiga
Exploding Sun
Exploding Sun
Doctor Who: The Best of The Sixth Doctor
Doctor Who: The Best of The Sixth Doctor
Dirk Gently
Dirk Gently
The Happenings
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Voyage of the Unicorn
Voyage of the Unicorn
Scarecrow
Scarecrow
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Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Night Sisters
Momo Kyun Sword
Momo Kyun Sword
Doctor Who Sampler: The Fourth Doctor
Doctor Who Sampler: The Fourth Doctor
Relic Hunter
Relic Hunter
Star Trek: The Next Generation, The Best of Both Worlds
Star Trek: The Next Generation, The Best of Both Worlds
Nature Casts a Spell
Nature Casts a Spell