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The Best Fantasy TV Shows  

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List Rules Shows near the top must be only the best Fantasy TV series.

The very best fantasy shows on television, ranked from best to worst. This list of the greatest fantasy shows of all time is so fantastical it hurts! Popular fantasy TV shows have been a staple of television for years because fantasy is popular... because it's pretend! The real world is too awful to deal with, so deal with princesses and witch hunters instead! Don't let your favorite fantasy television programs in history get to the bottom of the list- be sure to vote them up so they have the chance to reach the top spot. 

List includes Game of Thrones, Supernatural, and more top fantasy TV shows. If you're looking for good fantasy TV shows to watch as well as the latest fantasy TV series, this list is for you. 

This list answers the questions, "What is the best fantasy show of all time?" and "What are the greatest fantasy shows?"

 

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Game of Thrones is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Shows
cjoprey added Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke
Game of Thrones (HBO, 2011) is an American fantasy drama television series created by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, based on the series of fantasy novels by George R. R. Martin. Nine noble ...more
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Buffy the Vampire Slayer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Shows
Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan
Buffy the Vampire Slayer is an American television series which aired from March 10, 1997 until May 20, 2003. The series was created in 1997 by writer-director Joss Whedon under his production ...more
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Grimm is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Shows
DiaOnicel added David Giuntoli, Silas Weir Mitchell, Sasha Roiz
Grimm is an American police procedural fantasy television drama series. It debuted in the U.S. on NBC on October 28, 2011. The show has been described as "a cop drama—with a twist... a dark ...more
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Supernatural is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Shows
IrinaGinger79 added Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Katie Cassidy
Supernatural (The CW, 2005) is an American fantasy horror television series created by Eric Kripke. Two brothers, Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean Winchester (Jensen Ackles), follow their father's ...more
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Xena: Warrior Princess is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Shows
Lucy Lawless, Renée O'Connor, Ted Raimi
Xena: Warrior Princess is an American/New Zealand television series filmed in New Zealand. The series aired in syndication from September 4, 1995, until June 18, 2001. The series was created in ...more
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Once Upon a Time is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Shows
DiaOnicel added Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Lana Parrilla
Once Upon a Time is an American fairy tale drama series that premiered on October 23, 2011, on ABC. The show takes place in the fictional seaside town of Storybrooke, Maine, whose residents are ...more
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True Blood is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Shows
Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Sam Trammell
True Blood is an American television drama series produced and created by Alan Ball. It is based on The Southern Vampire Mysteries series of novels by Charlaine Harris, detailing the ...more
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Charmed is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Shows
Holly Marie Combs, Alyssa Milano, Brian Krause
Charmed is an American television series created by Constance M. Burge and produced by Aaron Spelling and his production company Spelling Television, with Brad Kern serving as showrunner. The ...more
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Angel is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Shows
David Boreanaz, Charisma Carpenter, Alexis Denisof
Angel is an American television series, a spin-off from the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The series was created by Buffy's creator, Joss Whedon, in collaboration with David ...more
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Merlin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Shows
BobEqualityGreen added John Hurt, Colin Morgan, Bradley James
Merlin is a British fantasy-adventure television programme, created by Julian Jones, Jake Michie, Julian Murphy and Johnny Capps and starring Colin Morgan in the title role. It was broadcast on ...more
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Stranger Things is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Shows
Jdoggy added Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard
Stranger Things (Netflix, 2016) is an American science fiction-horror web television series created by The Duffer Brothers. When a young boy (Noah Schnapp) disappears, his mother (Winona Ryder), ...more
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The Magicians is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Shows
Becky Gant added Jason Ralph, Stella Maeve, Olivia Taylor Dudley
The Magicians (Syfy, 2015) is an American fantasy television series created by Sera Gamble and John McNamara, based on the novel by Lev Grossman. Training to be a magician at Brakebills ...more
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Farscape is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Shows
profusiondj added Ben Browder, Claudia Black, Anthony Simcoe
Farscape is an Australian/American science fiction television series, produced originally for the Nine Network. The series was conceived by Rockne S. O'Bannon and produced by Jim Henson ...more
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Lost is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Shows
Naveen Andrews, Matthew Fox, Jorge Garcia
Lost is an American television drama series that originally aired on the American Broadcasting Company from September 22, 2004, to May 23, 2010, over six seasons, comprising a total of 121 ...more
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Penny Dreadful is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Shows
Tricia Psarreas-Murray added Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton, Eva Green
Penny Dreadful (Showtime, 2014) is a British-American horror TV series created for Showtime and Sky by John Logan, who also acts as executive producer alongside Sam Mendes. The title refers to ...more
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Legend of the Seeker is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Shows
JordanSteinberg added Craig Horner, Bridget Regan, Bruce Spence
Legend of the Seeker is a television series based on novels in the series titled The Sword of Truth by Terry Goodkind. Distributed in U.S. by Disney-ABC Domestic Television, ABC Studios produced ...more
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American Horror Story is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Shows
Connie Britton, Dylan McDermott, Evan Peters
American Horror Story (FX, 2011) is an American anthology horror television series created by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk. An anthology series centering on different characters and locations, ...more
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The Twilight Zone is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Shows
Rod Serling, Robert McCord, Jay Overholts
The Twilight Zone is a 1959 American television anthology series created by Rod Serling. It is a series of unrelated stories containing drama, psychological thriller, fantasy, science fiction, ...more
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Stargate SG-1 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Shows
Richard Dean Anderson, Michael Shanks, Amanda Tapping
Stargate SG-1 is an adventure and military science fiction television series and part of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's Stargate franchise. The show, created by Brad Wright and Jonathan Glassner, is ...more
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The Vampire Diaries is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Shows
Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder
The Vampire Diaries is an American supernatural drama television series developed by Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec, based on the popular book series of the same name written by L. J. Smith. ...more
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The Originals is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Shows
jadee14 added Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Claire Holt
The Originals (The CW, 2013) is an American television series created by Julie Plec, and is a spinoff of The Vampire Diaries. Vampire-werewolf hybrid Klaus Mikaelson (Joseph Morgan) and his ...more
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Lost Girl is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Shows
JordanSteinberg added Anna Silk, Kris Holden-Ried, Zoie Palmer
Lost Girl is a Canadian supernatural drama television series that premiered on Showcase on September 12, 2010. It follows the life of a bisexual succubus named Bo, played by Anna Silk, as she ...more
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Fringe is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Shows
Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Jasika Nicole
Fringe is an American science fiction television series created by J. J. Abrams, Alex Kurtzman, and Roberto Orci. It premiered on the Fox Broadcasting network on September 9, 2008, and concluded ...more
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Hercules: The Legendary Journe... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Shows
Kevin Sorbo, Michael Hurst, Kevin Smith
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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Outlander is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Shows
BronChandy added Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Tobias Menzies
Outlander is a British-American television drama series based on the historical time travel Outlander series of novels by Diana Gabaldon. Created by Ronald D. Moore and produced by Left Bank ...more