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
The Shannara Chronicles
The Shannara Chronicles
Westworld
Westworld
Star Trek: Discovery
Star Trek: Discovery
Once Upon a Time
Once Upon a Time
Z Nation
Z Nation
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch
Star Trek: Voyager
Star Trek: Voyager
Van Helsing
Van Helsing
Shadowhunters
Shadowhunters
Good Witch
Good Witch
Black Clover
Black Clover
The Mist
The Mist
Attack on Titan
Attack on Titan
Log Horizon
Log Horizon
Space 1999
Space 1999
Preacher
Preacher
Tangled: The Series
Tangled: The Series
Dark
Dark
Mitch Albom's The Five People You Meet in Heaven
Penny Dreadful
Happy!
HarmonQuest
Kill la Kill
Legion
The Seven Deadly Sins
Moonlight
Angel
Erased
Bitten
El Clon
Ghost Wars
Once Upon a Time in Wonderland
Battlestar Galactica Classic
Dead of Summer
B-Daman Crossfire
Dinotopia
Dominion
Jeremiah
The Secret Circle
The Greatest American Hero
Speed Art
Angels in America
Rooftop Prince
Relic Hunter
Toy Hunters
Dirk Gently
The Magic School Bus
Doctor Who: The David Tennant Specials
Star Wars Rebels
The Scholar Who Walks the Night
K-9
Fantasy Homes By The Sea
Frightenhouse
Boogiepop Phantom
Doctor Who: The 50th Anniversary Collection
Doctor Who: The Time of the Doctor
Sense8
Doctor Who: The Snowmen
Roswell
Ice Fantasy
Doctor Who: Planet of the Spiders
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe
Wizards vs. Aliens
Shakira
Potato Star
seaQuest DSV
49 Days
Doctor Who Christmas Specials
Star Trek: The Original Series - Fan Favorites
Cat.8
Scarecrow
Star Trek: The Original Series (Remastered), Best of
Hellsing Ultimate
Magi: The Kingdom of Magic
Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog
Descendants
Doctor Who: Kinda
Castlevania
Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story
WITS Academy
Fate/Apocrypha
Norn9
Dies Irae
Tin Man
Lego Nexo Knights
Mighty Magiswords
Trollhunters
Phoenix
Demons
Ashes to Ashes
Elena of Avalor
Marvel's Avengers: Ultron Revolution
Ben 10 2016
Pirate Islands: The Lost Treasure of Fiji
God Eater
The Elephant Princess
Fate/stay night
Momo Kyun Sword