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
Westworld
Westworld
American Gods
American Gods
The Shannara Chronicles
The Shannara Chronicles
Star Trek: Discovery
Star Trek: Discovery
Penny Dreadful
Penny Dreadful
Once Upon a Time
Once Upon a Time
Z Nation
Z Nation
Star Trek: Voyager
Star Trek: Voyager
Black Clover
Black Clover
Van Helsing
Van Helsing
Shadowhunters
Shadowhunters
Good Witch
Good Witch
Dark
Dark
Attack on Titan
Attack on Titan
Happy!
Happy!
The Mist
The Mist
The Seven Deadly Sins
The Seven Deadly Sins
Log Horizon
Log Horizon
Doctor Who Christmas Specials
Doctor Who Christmas Specials
Dominion
Doctor Who: The 50th Anniversary Collection
Preacher
Angel
HarmonQuest
The Magic School Bus
Kill la Kill
Legion
Tangled: The Series
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch
Trollhunters
Ghost Wars
El Clon
Jeremiah
Space 1999
Erased
Roswell
Bitten
Once Upon a Time in Wonderland
Battlestar Galactica Classic
Toy Hunters
The Lost Room
Ashes to Ashes
Mighty Magiswords
The Elephant Princess
Dinotopia
Dies Irae
The Greatest American Hero
Dirk Gently
The Secret Circle
Angels in America
Rooftop Prince
Relic Hunter
Moonlight
Star Wars Rebels
Doctor Who: The David Tennant Specials
Speed Art
Sense8
The Scholar Who Walks the Night
K-9
Fantasy Homes By The Sea
Frightenhouse
Boogiepop Phantom
Mitch Albom's The Five People You Meet in Heaven
I Hear Your Voice
Big
Phoenix
Star Trek: The Original Series - Fan Favorites
Wizards vs. Aliens
Fate/Apocrypha
Doctor Who: The Time of the Doctor
Doctor Who: Planet of the Spiders
Doctor Who: The Snowmen
Shakira
seaQuest DSV
49 Days
Scarecrow
Vampire High
Don't Blink
Hellsing Ultimate
Descendants
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe
Doctor Who, Monsters: The Weeping Angels
Doctor Who, The Matt Smith Specials
Potato Star
Valkyrie Drive -Mermaid- (Original Japanese Version)
Norn9
Marvel's Avengers: Ultron Revolution
Code: Realize ~ Guardian of Rebirth ~
H2O: Just Add Water
In the Spider's Web
Lego Nexo Knights
Elena of Avalor
Demons
Momo Kyun Sword
Pirate Islands: The Lost Treasure of Fiji
God Eater
Dead of Summer
Seirei no Moribito
Neverland