Fantasy is viewed as a category for nerds & geeks, and folks who dress up for comic book conventions. When you think of this genre, you probably think of dragons and wizardry, but there’s a lot more to it than that. Sure, those elements are prevalent in the genre, but fantasy is, above all, the ultimate form of distraction. So here’s a rundown of some of the best fantasy shows ever:
1. Game of Thrones
I mean, come on! Regardless of the finale, there was no way this wasn’t going to be number one on this list. This show is the cultural phenomenon that popularized fantasy shows and permanently transformed the face of pop media. It mostly follows the Stark family members as they encounter challenges and mental upheaval as a result of death, devastation, conflict, and the return of an old adversary. One of the most successful brands in history, Game of Thrones will continue to be a timeless classic at the vanguard of fantasy shows.
Outlander, a British-American fantasy shows, has proved to be one of the most innovative and adventurous dramas on television despite its relative obscurity. The first episode immediately transfers the series’ lead, nurse Claire Randall, back in time to 1743. There she encounters Jonathan Randall, her husband Frank’s malevolent ancestor. Despite the fact that the series occasionally deviates from its subject matter, Outlander remains a fantasy show. Outlander is, in many respects, a softer version of Game of Thrones.
3. Stranger Things
It appears like everyone is streaming Netflix’s Stranger Things, and it’s easy to understand why. It has everything you’ll need to build a fantasy-action-drama series. The show has a fantastic cast and a superb narrative. Will Byers goes missing in the middle of a government cover-up of secret experiments in this gripping drama. An inquiry is initiated, but Will’s closest friends and family are the ones who realize it won’t be simple to track him. Strange mystical powers are at work, and the gang encounters a new, exceptionally brilliant girl, whom Will befriends. Watch the show and discover what occurs in a world populated by demogorgons and The Upside Down.
4. The Witcher
The Witcher chronicles Geralt of Rivia, a mutant, expert monster hunter, and Witcher, as he becomes engaged in conflict and prophecy. The Witcher, another Netflix original, covers that High Fantasy void in your entertainment routine. This show was brilliantly shot, with set and costume designs that did not detract from the immersive experience in the least. The program was well-received by fans and critics alike, as it stayed reasonably true to the first novel in the series, The Last Wish. The action scenes are well-choreographed, and Henry Cavill is an excellent pick for the role of the stoic and cynical monster hunter.