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
Attack on Titan
Attack on Titan
Star Trek: Voyager
Star Trek: Voyager
Penny Dreadful
Penny Dreadful
Once Upon a Time
Once Upon a Time
Shadowhunters
Shadowhunters
Legion
Legion
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch
Z Nation
Z Nation
Dominion
Dominion
HarmonQuest
HarmonQuest
The Magic School Bus
The Magic School Bus
Angels in America
Angels in America
The Lost Room
The Lost Room
The Shannara Chronicles
The Shannara Chronicles
Bitten
Bitten
Kill la Kill
Kill la Kill
The Greatest American Hero
The Greatest American Hero
Good Witch
Good Witch
Doctor Who: The 50th Anniversary Collection
Doctor Who: The 50th Anniversary Collection
Moonlight
Moonlight
Hellsing Ultimate
Hellsing Ultimate
Van Helsing
Van Helsing
Mighty Magiswords
Mighty Magiswords
Roswell
Roswell
Marvel's Avengers: Ultron Revolution
Marvel's Avengers: Ultron Revolution
Star Trek: The Original Series (Remastered), Best of
Star Trek: The Original Series (Remastered), Best of
Erased
Erased
The Elephant Princess
The Elephant Princess
Battlestar Galactica Classic
Battlestar Galactica Classic
El Clon
El Clon
Ashes to Ashes
Ashes to Ashes
Dead of Summer
Dead of Summer
Doctor Who Christmas Specials
Doctor Who Christmas Specials
Preacher
Preacher
Space 1999
Space 1999
Log Horizon
Log Horizon
Lego Nexo Knights
Lego Nexo Knights
The Quest
The Quest
Vampire High
Vampire High
God Eater
God Eater
Angel
Angel
Star Trek: Discovery
Star Trek: Discovery
Dinotopia
Dinotopia
Wizards vs. Aliens
Wizards vs. Aliens
Luck & Logic
Luck & Logic
The Secret Circle
The Secret Circle
Doctor Who: The Time of the Doctor
Doctor Who: The Time of the Doctor
seaQuest DSV
seaQuest DSV
Doctor Who: The David Tennant Specials
Doctor Who: The David Tennant Specials
The Scholar Who Walks the Night
The Scholar Who Walks the Night
Star Wars Rebels
Star Wars Rebels
Shakira
Shakira
Potato Star
Potato Star
The Seven Deadly Sins
The Seven Deadly Sins
Jeremiah
Jeremiah
49 Days
49 Days
Ultra Seven
Ultra Seven
K-9
K-9
Trollhunters
Trollhunters
Ice Fantasy
Ice Fantasy
H2O: Just Add Water
H2O: Just Add Water
SCI FI Wire
SCI FI Wire
American Gods
American Gods
Once Upon a Time in Wonderland
Once Upon a Time in Wonderland
Tokyo Ravens
Tokyo Ravens
Mitch Albom's The Five People You Meet in Heaven
Mitch Albom's The Five People You Meet in Heaven
Sense8
Sense8
Demons
Demons
Dharmakshetra
Dharmakshetra
Fate/stay night
Fate/stay night
Rooftop Prince
Rooftop Prince
WITS Academy
WITS Academy
Phoenix
Phoenix
Doctor Who: Time-Flight
Doctor Who: Time-Flight
Arabian Nights
Arabian Nights
The 10th Kingdom
The 10th Kingdom
Toy Hunters
Toy Hunters
Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome
Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome
Karneval
Karneval
I Hear Your Voice
I Hear Your Voice
Doctor Who, Monsters: The Daleks
Doctor Who, Monsters: The Daleks
Voyage of the Unicorn
Voyage of the Unicorn
Elena of Avalor
Elena of Avalor
Flip Flappers
Flip Flappers
Aftermath (2016)
Aftermath (2016)
Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle
Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle
Doctor Who, Monsters: Cybermen
Doctor Who, Monsters: Cybermen
Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash
Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash
Valkyrie Drive -Mermaid- (Original Japanese Version)
Valkyrie Drive -Mermaid- (Original Japanese Version)
Skylanders Academy
Skylanders Academy
Seirei no Moribito
Seirei no Moribito
Tegami Bachi: Letter Bee
Tegami Bachi: Letter Bee
Tin Man
Tin Man
Aquarian Age - Sign for Evolution
Aquarian Age - Sign for Evolution
Best of The Outer Limits
Best of The Outer Limits
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