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The Best 1990s Fantasy TV Series  

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List Rules Vote up your favorite fantasy TV shows that aired in the '90s - no sci-fi

These are the best 1990s fantasy TV series, ranked from best to worst by user votes. Some of the very best 1990s fantasy TV series take place in space, while others integrate supernatural elements into their storylines while maintaining a strictly fantasy universe. Some of the greatest 90s fantasy TV series even feature superheroes and characters with super powers.

What shows will you find on this best 1990s fantasy TV series list? Buffy the Vampire Slayer appears near the top of this list. Isn't high school hard enough without having to worry about blood-sucking vampires? The Buffy spin-off Angel is another good fantasy show that aired on television in the 1990s.

Super-powered love was at the center of the 90s fantasy show Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman. Other good shows that appear on this top 1990s fantasy TV series list include Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, Twin Peaks and Millennium.

Which great 90s fantasy show deserves the top spot on this list? Vote up your favorites!
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Tales from the Crypt is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 1990s Fantasy TV Series
Tales from the Crypt, sometimes titled HBO's Tales from the Crypt, is an American horror anthology television series that ran from June 10, 1989, to July 19, 1996, on the premium cable channel ...more

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Sabrina, the Teenage Wit... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 1990s Fantasy TV Series
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Buffy the Vampire Slayer... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 1990s Fantasy TV Series
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Goosebumps is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 1990s Fantasy TV Series
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Dinosaurs is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 1990s Fantasy TV Series
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Charmed is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 1990s Fantasy TV Series
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Xena: Warrior Princess ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 1990s Fantasy TV Series
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ALF is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 1990s Fantasy TV Series
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Are You Afraid of the Da... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 1990s Fantasy TV Series
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Angel is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 1990s Fantasy TV Series
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Hercules: The Legendary ... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 1990s Fantasy TV Series
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys is an American/New Zealander television series filmed in New Zealand. It was produced from January 16, 1995 to November 22, 1999, and was very loosely based on ...more

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Power Rangers is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 1990s Fantasy TV Series
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Lois & Clark: The Ne... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 1990s Fantasy TV Series
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Highlander: The Series ... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 1990s Fantasy TV Series
Highlander: The Series is a fantasy science fiction action-adventure television series featuring Duncan MacLeod of the Scottish Clan MacLeod, as the eponymous "Highlander". A slight ...more

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Gargoyles is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 1990s Fantasy TV Series
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The Flash is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 1990s Fantasy TV Series
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Merlin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 1990s Fantasy TV Series
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Eerie, Indiana is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 1990s Fantasy TV Series
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Touched by an Angel is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 1990s Fantasy TV Series
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The Pretender is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 1990s Fantasy TV Series
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Young Hercules is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 1990s Fantasy TV Series
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The Langoliers is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 1990s Fantasy TV Series
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The Odyssey is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 1990s Fantasy TV Series
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BeastMaster is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best 1990s Fantasy TV Series
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Nowhere Man is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best 1990s Fantasy TV Series
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