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
Westworld
Westworld
Attack on Titan
Attack on Titan
Penny Dreadful
Penny Dreadful
Star Trek: Voyager
Star Trek: Voyager
HarmonQuest
HarmonQuest
Shadowhunters
Shadowhunters
Preacher
Preacher
Angel
Angel
Jeremiah
Jeremiah
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch
Once Upon a Time
Once Upon a Time
The Mist
The Mist
The Greatest American Hero
The Greatest American Hero
Kill la Kill
Kill la Kill
Relic Hunter
Relic Hunter
Rooftop Prince
Rooftop Prince
Doctor Who: The 50th Anniversary Collection
Doctor Who: The 50th Anniversary Collection
Sense8
Sense8
Good Witch
Z Nation
Tangled: The Series
Legion
Roswell
H2O: Just Add Water
Log Horizon
Dominion
Doctor Who Christmas Specials
Van Helsing
The Seven Deadly Sins
The Secret Circle
The Shannara Chronicles
Space 1999
Moonlight
Lego Nexo Knights
Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle
El Clon
Marvel's Avengers: Ultron Revolution
The Elephant Princess
Hellsing Ultimate
Once Upon a Time in Wonderland
The Magic School Bus
Bitten
Star Trek: Discovery
Battlestar Galactica Classic
Mitch Albom's The Five People You Meet in Heaven
Erased
Vampire High
Karneval
Dead of Summer
Toy Hunters
Fate/stay night
Doctor Who: The Deadly Assassin
Dirk Gently
Dinotopia
Descendants
Angels in America
The Scholar Who Walks the Night
Trollhunters
seaQuest DSV
Doctor Who: The David Tennant Specials
K-9
Fantasy Homes By The Sea
49 Days
Boogiepop Phantom
Star Trek: The Original Series - Fan Favorites
Ice Fantasy
Potato Star
Star Wars Rebels
Doctor Who: The Time of the Doctor
Don't Blink
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe
Randall and Hopkirk
Tokyo Ravens
Supernatural: The Animation
Elena of Avalor
Jason of Star Command
The 10th Kingdom
Star Trek: The Original Series (Remastered), Best of
God Eater
Magi: The Kingdom of Magic
Ashes to Ashes
Castlevania
Doctor Who: The Snowmen
Mighty Magiswords
Tegami Bachi: Letter Bee
Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome
Wizards vs. Aliens
Futurescape with James Woods
Dharmakshetra
I Hear Your Voice
Big
B-Daman Crossfire
Tin Man
The Lost Room
Star Trek: The Next Generation, Redemption
Doctor Who: Frontios
Outbreak Company
Skylanders Academy