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The Best Urban Fantasy TV Series

Updated February 5, 2021 2.8k votes 399 voters 5.2k views52 items

List RulesVote up your favorite shows that blend urban and fantastical elements for a supernaturally supreme subgenre.

Urban fantasies as a genre promise a lot of fun. Where else can you get witches, vampires, magic, and monsters, but in modern or urban settings! If you’ve been looking for the best urban fantasies, this list of the best urban fantasy series of all time will help you figure out what needs to go into your queue.

Just because a show has vampires and cellphones at the same time doesn't necessarily make it urban fantasy. There needs to be more drama and less horror than most vampire shows and if there are other supernatural characters or situations, that helps a lot. Lucifer, set in the City of Angels with demons and complicated romances, is definitely an urban fantasy - as is Once Upon a Time, which has just about every fantastical element sent in as dramatic a contemporary series as possible.

Which urban fantasy shows bring the drama? Vote up the best fantasy series set in an urban or contemporary environment, then vote down the shows that are fantastical but not fantastic to watch.