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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Siren
Siren
Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones
Westworld
Westworld
Once Upon a Time
Once Upon a Time
Good Witch
Good Witch
Shadowhunters
Shadowhunters
Star Trek: Discovery
Star Trek: Discovery
The Magic School Bus
The Magic School Bus
American Gods
American Gods
The Rain
The Rain
Legion
Legion
Z Nation
Z Nation
Attack on Titan
Attack on Titan
Van Helsing
Van Helsing
The Secret Circle
The Secret Circle
Black Clover
Black Clover
Star Trek: Voyager
Star Trek: Voyager
Knight Squad
Knight Squad
Battlestar Galactica Classic
Battlestar Galactica Classic
HarmonQuest
HarmonQuest
The Shannara Chronicles
The Shannara Chronicles
H2O: Just Add Water
H2O: Just Add Water
Angel
Angel
Roswell
Roswell
Penny Dreadful
Penny Dreadful
Moonlight
Moonlight
Preacher
Preacher
Dinotopia
Dinotopia
Tangled: The Series
Tangled: The Series
Kill la Kill
Kill la Kill
Trollhunters
Trollhunters
Lego Nexo Knights
Lego Nexo Knights
Happy!
Happy!
Once Upon a Time in Wonderland
Once Upon a Time in Wonderland
The Greatest American Hero
The Greatest American Hero
Erased
Erased
Ghost Wars
Ghost Wars
Mighty Magiswords
Mighty Magiswords
Dominion
Dominion
The Curse of King Tut's Tomb
The Curse of King Tut's Tomb
Vampire High
Vampire High
Log Horizon
Log Horizon
The Seven Deadly Sins
The Seven Deadly Sins
Angels in America
Angels in America
Relic Hunter
Relic Hunter
El Clon
El Clon
Supernova
Supernova
Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit
Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit
The Mist
The Mist
Arabian Nights
Arabian Nights
Terry Pratchett's Going Postal
Terry Pratchett's Going Postal
Tin Man
Tin Man
Mitch Albom's The Five People You Meet in Heaven
Mitch Albom's The Five People You Meet in Heaven
Randall and Hopkirk
Randall and Hopkirk
seaQuest DSV
seaQuest DSV
Dark
Dark
Bitten
Bitten
Doctor Who: The Time of the Doctor
Doctor Who: The Time of the Doctor
Cat.8
Cat.8
Britannia
Britannia
Dead of Summer
Dead of Summer
Jeremiah
Jeremiah
Sense8
Sense8
The 10th Kingdom
The 10th Kingdom
Magi: The Kingdom of Magic
Magi: The Kingdom of Magic
Ultra Seven
Ultra Seven
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe
The Quest
The Quest
The New Legends of Monkey
The New Legends of Monkey
Tokyo Ravens
Tokyo Ravens
Star Wars Rebels
Star Wars Rebels
Space 1999
Space 1999
Doctor Who: The David Tennant Specials
Doctor Who: The David Tennant Specials
Ice Fantasy
Ice Fantasy
The Great Martian War 1913 - 1917
The Great Martian War 1913 - 1917
Requiem
Requiem
Star Trek: The Original Series (Remastered), Best of
Star Trek: The Original Series (Remastered), Best of
Don't Blink
Don't Blink
God Eater
God Eater
Outbreak Company
Outbreak Company
Fantasy Homes By The Sea
Fantasy Homes By The Sea
The Dangerous Book for Boys
The Dangerous Book for Boys
Doctor Who: Kinda
Doctor Who: Kinda
Castlevania
Castlevania
Toy Hunters
Toy Hunters
Doctor Who: The Snowmen
Doctor Who: The Snowmen
Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story
Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story
Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome
Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome
Doctor Who, Monsters: The Weeping Angels
Doctor Who, Monsters: The Weeping Angels
Doctor Who Christmas Specials
Doctor Who Christmas Specials
Dr. Jin
Dr. Jin
Dharmakshetra
Dharmakshetra
I Hear Your Voice
I Hear Your Voice
Doctor Who: Castrovalva
Doctor Who: Castrovalva
In Another World with My Smartphone
In Another World with My Smartphone
Merlin's Apprentice
Merlin's Apprentice
Valkyrie Drive -Mermaid- (Original Japanese Version)
Valkyrie Drive -Mermaid- (Original Japanese Version)
Marvel's Avengers: Ultron Revolution
Marvel's Avengers: Ultron Revolution
Dirk Gently
Dirk Gently