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
Star Trek: Discovery
Star Trek: Discovery
Westworld
Westworld
American Gods
American Gods
The Shannara Chronicles
The Shannara Chronicles
Star Trek: Voyager
Star Trek: Voyager
Once Upon a Time
Once Upon a Time
Z Nation
Z Nation
Doctor Who Christmas Specials
Doctor Who Christmas Specials
Van Helsing
Van Helsing
Log Horizon
Log Horizon
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch
Shadowhunters
Shadowhunters
Black Clover
Black Clover
Good Witch
Good Witch
Attack on Titan
Attack on Titan
Dominion
Dominion
Happy!
Happy!
The Seven Deadly Sins
The Seven Deadly Sins
The Magic School Bus
The Magic School Bus
Trollhunters
Preacher
Tangled: The Series
Dirk Gently
Penny Dreadful
Legion
Dark
Once Upon a Time in Wonderland
Space 1999
Ghost Wars
Moonlight
Lego Nexo Knights
Roswell
Battlestar Galactica Classic
Angel
HarmonQuest
Kill la Kill
The Greatest American Hero
H2O: Just Add Water
God Eater
Star Trek: The Original Series - Fan Favorites
Erased
The Lost Room
Fate/stay night
The Secret Circle
Angels in America
Rooftop Prince
Fantasy Homes By The Sea
Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story
Devilman Crybaby
Jeremiah
Doctor Who: The 50th Anniversary Collection
Star Wars Rebels
Doctor Who: The David Tennant Specials
Speed Art
The Scholar Who Walks the Night
K-9
Relic Hunter
49 Days
Frightenhouse
Boogiepop Phantom
Mitch Albom's The Five People You Meet in Heaven
I Hear Your Voice
Big
seaQuest DSV
Marry Him If You Dare
Record of Grancrest War
Doctor Who: The Time of the Doctor
El Clon
Ashes to Ashes
Shakira
The Mist
Ice Fantasy
Dead of Summer
Castlevania
Toy Hunters
The Elephant Princess
Doctor Who, The Matt Smith Specials
Dinotopia
Phoenix
Sense8
The Curse of King Tut's Tomb
Vampire High
The 10th Kingdom
Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Jedi Masters
Chiller's Dare 2 Direct Short Film Festivals
Doctor Who: The Snowmen
Doctor Who: The Best of The First Doctor
Dharmakshetra
Doctor Who: Castrovalva
Doctor Who: The Deadly Assassin
Valkyrie Drive -Mermaid- (Original Japanese Version)
Dies Irae
Tokyo Ravens
In the Spider's Web
Hybrid
Star Trek: The Next Generation, Redemption
Elena of Avalor
WITS Academy
Flip Flappers