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
Penny Dreadful
Penny Dreadful
Star Trek: Voyager
Star Trek: Voyager
Once Upon a Time
Once Upon a Time
HarmonQuest
HarmonQuest
Dominion
Dominion
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch
Legion
Legion
Shadowhunters
Shadowhunters
Doctor Who Christmas Specials
Doctor Who Christmas Specials
Z Nation
Z Nation
Angel
Angel
The Lost Room
The Lost Room
The Greatest American Hero
The Greatest American Hero
Tangled: The series
Tangled: The series
The Magic School Bus
The Magic School Bus
The Elephant Princess
The Elephant Princess
The Secret Circle
The Secret Circle
Good Witch
Moonlight
The Shannara Chronicles
Bitten
H2O: Just Add Water
Preacher
Dinotopia
Star Trek: Discovery
Battlestar Galactica Classic
Erased
Jeremiah
Hellsing Ultimate
Mighty Magiswords
Once Upon a Time in Wonderland
Lego Nexo Knights
Luck & Logic
Van Helsing
Flip Flappers
Space 1999
Marvel's Avengers: Ultron Revolution
Roswell
Terry Pratchett's Going Postal
Vampire High
Toy Hunters
I Hear Your Voice
Ashes to Ashes
God Eater
Doctor Who: The David Tennant Specials
Doctor Who: The Time of the Doctor
seaQuest DSV
Doctor Who: The 50th Anniversary Collection
Trollhunters
Ice Fantasy
Kill la Kill
Star Wars Rebels
49 Days
Rooftop Prince
Ultra Seven
K-9
Star Trek: The Original Series - Fan Favorites
Mitch Albom's The Five People You Meet in Heaven
The Scholar Who Walks the Night
Angels in America
Shakira
Dharmakshetra
Randall and Hopkirk
Wizards vs. Aliens
The Seven Deadly Sins
Norn9
Dead of Summer
Aftermath (2016)
Tin Man
Chiller's Dare 2 Direct Short Film Festivals
Jason of Star Command
Dr. Jin
Big
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe
Tokyo Ravens
Sense8
Valkyrie Drive -Mermaid- (Original Japanese Version)
El Clon
Elena of Avalor
Star Trek: The Original Series (Remastered), Best of
Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash
Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle
The 10th Kingdom
Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Jedi Masters
WITS Academy
SCI FI Wire
Seirei no Moribito
Tegami Bachi: Letter Bee
Aquarian Age - Sign for Evolution
Phoenix
Best of The Outer Limits
Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog
Eureka: The Essentials Pack
Supernatural: The Animation
Doctor Who: The Hand of Fear
Doctor Who: Castrovalva
Doctor Who, The Matt Smith Specials