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
American Gods
American Gods
Attack on Titan
Attack on Titan
Westworld
Westworld
Star Trek: Voyager
Star Trek: Voyager
Penny Dreadful
Penny Dreadful
Shadowhunters
Shadowhunters
Once Upon a Time
Once Upon a Time
The Greatest American Hero
The Greatest American Hero
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch
Good Witch
Good Witch
HarmonQuest
HarmonQuest
Angel
Angel
Kill la Kill
Kill la Kill
Preacher
Preacher
Log Horizon
Log Horizon
Dominion
Dominion
Z Nation
Z Nation
Rooftop Prince
Rooftop Prince
Fate/stay night
Fate/stay night
The Magic School Bus
The Mist
Legion
Erased
The Secret Circle
Doctor Who Christmas Specials
Roswell
Moonlight
H2O: Just Add Water
Van Helsing
Tangled: The series
The Elephant Princess
Marvel's Avengers: Ultron Revolution
Battlestar Galactica Classic
Mighty Magiswords
Hellsing Ultimate
Bitten
I Hear Your Voice
Star Trek: Discovery
Space 1999
The Shannara Chronicles
Lego Nexo Knights
Dead of Summer
Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash
Dinotopia
Doctor Who: The David Tennant Specials
Sense8
Star Trek: The Original Series - Fan Favorites
Vampire High
Doctor Who: The Time Monster
The 10th Kingdom
Star Trek: The Original Series (Remastered), Best of
Magi: The Kingdom of Magic
Norn9
Aftermath (2016)
Supernatural: The Animation
Trollhunters
Angels in America
Potato Star
Jeremiah
The Seven Deadly Sins
Tegami Bachi: Letter Bee
seaQuest DSV
Doctor Who: The Time of the Doctor
El Clon
The Scholar Who Walks the Night
K-9
Relic Hunter
Dr. Jin
Star Wars Rebels
Mitch Albom's The Five People You Meet in Heaven
Dharmakshetra
Ice Fantasy
Shakira
49 Days
The Lost Room
Doctor Who: The 50th Anniversary Collection
Don't Blink
God Eater
Wizards vs. Aliens
Big
Tin Man
The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe
WITS Academy
Elena of Avalor
Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle
Tokyo Ravens
Flip Flappers
Karneval
Once Upon a Time in Wonderland
Doctor Who: Frontios
Doctor Who: Creature from the Pit
Ashes to Ashes
Doctor Who, Monsters: The Weeping Angels
The Quest
Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit
Momo Kyun Sword
Valkyrie Drive -Mermaid- (Original Japanese Version)
Inside: Secret America
Terry Pratchett's Going Postal