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The Best 1980s Fantasy TV Series

Updated June 15, 2019 2.3k votes 266 voters 8.3k views25 items

List RulesVote up your favorite fantasy TV shows that aired in the '80s - no sci-fi

These are the best 1980s fantasy TV series, ranked from best to worst by user votes. Some of the best 1980s fantasy TV shows took place in the depths of space, while others integrated supernatural (or just fantastical) elements into their reality-bending storylines. Some of the greatest 80s fantasy TV series even feature superheroes and characters with super powers.

What shows will you find on this best 1980s fantasy TV series list? Jim Henson used his creativity to develop imaginative worlds that entertained viewers of all ages. Jim Henson's The Storyteller and Fraggle Rock are two of his very best offerings. Beauty and the Beast is another good fantasy show that aired on television in the 1980s.

The sitcom ALF was out of this world when it came to intergalactic laughs. Other great shows that appear on this 1980s fantasy TV shows list include Highway to Heaven, Out of This World and Faerie Tale Theatre.

Which 80s fantasy TV show do you like the best? Vote your favorite series up to No. 1!
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