Netflix is packed with qualityshows. There are more obvious choices like The Sandman and but, beyond that, what is worth your time?
This is where we think you should start.
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Our Favorite Netflix Fantasy Shows
Based on the Neil Gaiman and DC comic, The Sandman has been well received by just about everyone! Comic book fans love it, people who have never heard of it before love it too. Basically, if you’re looking for something new to watch in the realm of fantasy, this show is what you’re looking for.
The Sandman has been in development hell for decades, so it’s good to see it finally hit the screen so effectively.
When I first heard that Henry Cavill had been cast as Geralt in The Witcher TV show, based on a novel that became a hugely popular video game, I thought, “This can’t be good.”
Then I saw the first episode and I thought: “This It is not Okay.”
But then, was the show finally somehow good? Then it became a phenomenon. It is now one of the most popular shows on Netflix.
Arcane is very good.
Based on the characters and lore of League of Legends, Arcane is simply an absolutely beautiful animated show about family, trauma, and the impact of poverty. Just an amazingly good show to watch.
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Okay, I’ll put Supernatural on the list.
Follow the supernaturally handsome Winchester brothers as they hunt down all kinds of ghouls and goblins, ghouls, ghosts, and monsters.
Brace yourselves: there are 15 ridiculous seasons of this show available on Netflix.
Shadow and Bone (2021—)
Shadow and Bone is based on a series of young adult fantasy novels written by Leigh Bardugo. There is a feeling that this show was not Quite as good as some might have hoped, and not Quite go as conventional as some expected. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t check it out.
As a Scottish man, I am grateful for Outlander and resentful of him.
It has made Scottish men great again, but it has also given people ridiculously high and unfair expectations of us. We can’t wait to compete with Sam Heughan, who plays main character Jamie Fraser. Ridiculous.
Outlander is a weird time-travel show that has main character Claire transported back in time from WWII to 1743 Scotland. It’s definitely romance novel nonsense, but it’s self-aware romance novel nonsense. . It is designed for binge eating.
Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005-2008)
Avatar: The Last Airbender has to be one of the best animated shows ever. Aang is the last titular airbender, a type of messiah who can control the four main elements: air, fire, water, and earth.
But even trying to describe what makes Avatar so charming, smart, and surprisingly heavy is pointless. Just do yourself a favor and watch it.
The Umbrella Academy (2019—)
The Umbrella Academy is part of a whole suite of more adult-themed superhero shows that came out a few years ago. It takes itself a little more seriously than The Boys, which came out on Prime Video, but it’s still a very attractive watch.
It also has some of the best needle drop moments on any Netflix show. Let’s do it.
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance (2019)
Based on the 1982 cult classic, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance was pretty good for an exercise in nostalgia bait. Unfortunately, production costs caused Netflix to cancel it before we had a second season. Doesn’t mean you can’t see the first one.
Okay, let’s do it one more time…
I can’t believe I have Three TV shows based on video games on this list! But once again, Castlevania is very right. A dark fantasy show based on the video game of the same name, Castlevania is super popular, compelling, and spectacularly well animated. Give it a try, even if you’ve never heard of the game.
A BBC television show based on Arthurian legends, Merlin adds a Doctor Who aesthetic to the fantasy genre.
It’s a bit dated, sure, but Merlin has a cult following thanks to some fantastic performances. Just don’t expect Game of Thrones-level production values.
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (2018-2020)
Based on the sitcom for older kids Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is reimagined as a dark drama focused on the occult. Miraculously, it works.
Prepare for a weird ending, but this show delivers.
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Hellbound is a dark fantasy show about supernatural creatures that drag people to hell. If you’ve just finished Squid Game and are craving more Korean TV, look no further. This rule.
Sweet Tooth is a fantasy drama based on the comic of the same name. After a pandemic, stay with me here, hybrid babies are born that are half human, half animal.
As expected, a schism appears. Some people can’t handle the appearance of this new hybrid and blame them for the pandemic. The show has been renewed for a second season, so now is a great time to catch up.
We’ve officially called it the second best show on Netflix. Is it a fantasy show? Something like. It definitely has some weird and fantastical elements to it and is still worth it nonetheless. The story centers on Prairie Johnson, a woman who returns home after being missing for years. The twist: before she was blind, now she can see.
Everything that comes out of that weird twist just gets weirder and weirder. Definitely give it a try.
The Legend of Korra (2012-2014)
I can’t put Avatar on the list without adding The Legend of Korra.
Set in the same universe, years after the events of the original Avatar, The Legend of Korra is a much more adult take on the show, dealing with surprisingly mature themes. It is dramatically underrated. Look.
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Can I get away with adding anime to this list? I’m sorry, I’m doing it.
Chances are, if you’re an anime fan, you’re already watching Demon Slayer or at least aware of its existence. Right now, it’s probably the most popular anime on the planet. Demon Slayer is essentially a show about a guy who kills demons. The twist: His sister is also part demon, and they travel together. It’s beautifully animated and the fight scenes are ballistic.
Attack on titans (2013-2022)
Since we’re doing anime now, I might as well do Attack on Titan.
Attack on Titan is an anime set in a vaguely medieval universe where humans are constantly at risk from skyscraper-sized humanoid “Titans” that eat humans.
It’s absolutely crazy. You should see it.
The Dragon Prince (2018—)
The Dragon Prince is often compared favorably to another legendary show on this list: Avatar.
That’s the highest praise you can get for an animated fantasy show.
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