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Sometimes reality can be a little gloomy and going into a fantasy world is just what you need. A place where humans can transform into werewolves and people have dragons for pets. An alternate reality so far from reality, that gives you the perfect escape. This may also be the reason why fantasy shows have such a big fan following. And today we are here to share a list of the best fantasy-based tv shows list with you guys.
Some of the most popular fantasy-based tv shows which have been off the air for a while are still talked about to this day with fans making trends related to the show. Here is a list of some of the top five best fantasy-based tv shows out there.
The biggest focal point of watching Lucifer is the main character himself, Lucifer (played by Tom Ellis). A charismatic yet witty character that instantly became everyone’s favorite when the first season aired in 2016. The show follows Lucifer (yes, the devil) who moves to Los Angeles because he gets tired of his job (being the guardian of hell). He is shown to be the life of the party and the owner of a nightclub.
However, things take a turn when his friend is murdered. That is when he decides to help the detective on the case, Chloe Decker (played by Lauren German). When Lucifer helps Chloe solve the murder, he then decides to become a consultant for the LAPD. The show follows Chloe and Lucifer on their journey of being a team.
Apart from Lucifer himself, the show offers an extremely talented cast with various supporting characters loved by many. However, that is only the tip of the iceberg of what the show actually offers. Another reason the show managed to grab the attention of so many is the storyline that always keeps you on edge. Every episode provides a completely new context. All the while providing insight into Lucifer’s life and giving background to the people around him. Lucifer falls within some of the most loved fantasy-based tv shows because it’s very rare you get to see mystical characters walking around Earth.
2. The Originals
What started off as an appearance on the Vampire Diaries, the original vampire family quickly became a fan favorite. This resulted in a spin-off called ‘The Originals’ which focused on the family and provided an insight into their life. The show follows how the original family moves back to New Orleans, a town they helped construct, their journey of settling down, and while doing so the problems they face. It also highlights their run-ins with old enemies and friends. In addition, this 5 seasons long show also emphasizes on how the family deals with new enemies that they encounter over time.
Even though The Originals started their journey through another show, they managed to grab more attention from the audience in this spin-off. This led to The Originals being ranked higher than the Vampire Diaries. The show consists of an ensemble cast of some of the most brilliant actors like Joseph Morgan, Claire Holt, and Daniel Gillies.
The entire cast individually also gained a fanbase especially Joseph Morgan by playing the character of Klaus Mikaelson. Klaus is your typical bad boy with a soft heart that manages to justify his actions with his charismatic personality. Overall the Originals is the better vampire show comparatively (at least according to the TV ratings). And it’s on our list of top 5 fantasy-based tv shows of all time.
3. Game of Thrones
If you are not living under a rock then you have heard about Game of Thrones at least once in your life. Falling among the most popular TV shows of all time, Game of Thrones is a ground-breaking fantasy series by HBO. While HBO did take a huge risk with this high-budget series, they really managed to gain an immense amount of success nonetheless. Based on the series of novels by George R.R. Martin, the show portrays two powerful families, fighting for the Iron Throne in this battle for control of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros.
Game of Thrones is a show said to be a must-watch among fantasy based tv shows. As it provides some of the most well-written characters and outstanding narratives. The perfect depiction of a fantasy-based tv show (with really cool dragons all around), Game of Thrones is the show for you when you want that escape from reality.
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4. The Witcher
Any project with Henry Cavill in it is already great but the Witcher provides you with various other reasons as to why you should watch it. The Witcher is targeted less toward mainstream audiences and differs from most fantasy shows because it is more about the characters and storyline rather than the s*x and the spectacle.
The Witcher follows Geralt of Rivia (played by Henry Cavill), a monster hunter, and how he deals with the problems he is faced with. While giving insight into the Witcher’s life, the show also deals with social issues like racism and socioeconomic oppression.
While the show is not for mainstream audiences, it is perfect if you are a die-hard fan of the genre. This Netflix show gives you exactly the type of fantasy content you would want if you are a die-hard fan. Even though there are only 2 seasons out right now, Netflix has renewed the show for another season that is coming soon.
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Gaining one of the most loyal fanbases there is, Outlander is the ideal watch if you want a fantasy-based tv show that is a little less loud. The show follows Claire Randall (played by Caitriona Balfe), a nurse during the Second World War, who travels back in time to 18th Century Scotland. There she meets the love of her life, a highlander named Jamie Fraser (played by Sam Heughan).
The story then observes how the two of them go about changing history and fighting royals all while giving the show its romantic angel as well. The highlight of the show and what attracted many of its fans is the amazing chemistry between the two characters.