Una de las cosas que siempre ha cautivado la imaginación de muchos fanáticos de los programas de televisión es la fantasía. Esto se debe a que cualquier cosa puede suceder cuando se trata de cosas relacionadas con la fantasía, y es por eso que hay muchos fanáticos diferentes de los programas de televisión de fantasía. Por supuesto, cuando se trata de espectáculos fantásticos, nunca podemos olvidarnos de los tres elementos más comunes: los duendes, las hadas y la magia.
Simplemente hay muchos programas diferentes que tienen elfos, hadas y magia como piezas centrales de sus historias, y es por eso que estos programas son bastante populares entre los fanáticos del género de fantasía. Después de todo, no nos cansamos de poder ver y disfrutar cosas que nos permitan mejorar nuestra imaginación. Dicho esto, veamos los mejores programas sobre elfos, hadas y magia.
20. Padres bastante extraños (2001 – 2017)
Fairly Odd Parents es una serie de dibujos animados clásica que muchos niños diferentes de los años 90 y 2000 crecieron viendo en Nickelodeon. Eso significa que sirve como una de las primeras presentaciones de los niños a las hadas y la magia.
The series follows the story of Timmy Turner, a young boy that struggles to fit in, as he ends up gaining fairy godparents that grant him his wishes. As such, every single episode is all about the misadventures of Timmy and the different wishes that he asks his fairy godparents to grant him.
19. The Dragon Prince (2018 – Present)
The Dragon Prince is a Netflix original animated series that was created by the same people that worked on the Avatar series on Nickelodeon. In that regard, there are elements that are similar between this series and Avatar as it seeks to carry us into an entirely new world where dragons, fairies, and magic exist.
The series follows the story of a land that has been torn apart by the war between humans and dragons. However, seeking to find a peaceful resolution to the war between humans and dragons, the princes of a human kingdom hope to deliver the newborn prince of dragons back to his mother to prevent another war from breaking out.
18. Elves (2021)
This is probably the most brutal series on this list, as this Netflix original was able to put a horrifying twist to the elf theme that is often prevalent when it comes to Christmas. Although it isn’t necessarily the best series in terms of its quality, it can still be a fun watch for those who want to watch shows with elves in them.
Elves follows the story of a family that went to a secluded island so that they could enjoy Christmas as a family. However, what they didn’t know was that the island was home to bloodthirsty elves that were kept guarded behind a wall so that they wouldn’t be able to wreak havoc throughout the entire town or even the world.
17. The Magicians (2015 – 2020)
The Magicians is a series that tells the story of a secret and magical school that was established to educate students about all things related to magic. As such, we already have the element of magic covered in this series, even though it might not be focused on elves or fairies.
However, what the young magicians that enrolled in this school didn’t know was that everything about magic that they read when they were still children was real and posed real dangers to the real world. As such, they need to work hard to make sure that they get to become strong magicians that can protect the entire world from the supernatural dangers hiding in the magical realm.
16. Charmed (2018 – 2022)
Even though we can argue that the original version of the series was better, the reboot of Charmed is actually an ambitious yet quite successful attempt at recreating the same magic that the first version was able to deliver during its entire run from 1998 to 2006.
This CW reboot follows the story of three sisters who realize that they are actually the Charmed Ones. That means that they are a trio of witches with incredible magical abilities. As such, during the series, they try to learn more about their magical abilities and how to use them to protect the world from the dangerous dark forces that could potentially affect the lives of innocent people.
15. WandaVision (2021)
WandaVision is the first MCU series to see its release on the streaming platform Disney+, as it was able to continue the storyline of two Avengers in Wanda and Vision. Of course, the storyline is set right after the Avengers defeat Thanos at the end of Avengers: Endgame.
The story of WandaVision starts off as a weird classic sitcom that features both Wanda and Vision. However, as the series progresses, things begin to unravel as we get to learn the truth behind this sitcom setup that involves the two titular characters. Of course, the entire series focuses on the reality-warping magical abilities that Wanda herself possesses.
14. Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (2018 – 2020)
The original Sabrina series that 90s kids grew up watching was a hit because of how funny it was. However, the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is the darker remake of the Sabrina series as it takes its cue from Riverdale by delivering a storyline with dark themes that were never present in its source material.
This series follows the story of Sabrina, who is a teenage witch that is trying to balance her dual life as a regular teenager and as a growing and developing witch. However, the two worlds begin to collide as Sabrina is right at the center of it.
13. The Shannara Chronicles (2016 – 2017)
The Shannara Chronicles, despite its limited run, was quite entertaining in how it was able to deliver a storyline that revolves around magic and fantasy. Of course, while they are not the focus of this series, there are also elves present in The Shannara Chronicles.
This series follows the story of Will Ohmsford, who is the last remaining member of the Shannara bloodline that is destined to save the world. As such, he has to work together with his friends and his mentor to protect the ancient tree called Ellcrys, as this is the only thing that’s capable of stopping the demons from returning and wreaking havoc on the world.
12. Legacies (2018 – 2022)
Legacies is basically the continuation story of The Vampire Diaries, as it follows the story of the children of the characters that we met in the original series that became a hit among different types of fans all over the world. Of course, that means that elements like fairies and magic are also present in Legacies.
The thing about Legacies is that the series revolves around the development of young and gifted supernatural teenagers while attending a school that was established to help them hone their talents. Of course, like any series involving teenagers, there are numerous issues that need to be resolved while the characters are learning to hone their talents.
11. True Blood (2008 – 2014)
Even though True Blood focuses on the vampires in a world where these bloodsucking creatures have made their presence public to the entire world, there are other supernatural things going on in this series. That is why, other than vampires, there are also other creatures that exist in True Blood.
Much of the entire series focuses on a young woman named Sookie Stackhouse and her developing relationship with a vampire named Bill Compton as they try to keep their love alive despite the differences between humans and vampires. However, later in the series, it was revealed that Sookie herself is also a supernatural creature that isn’t too different from a fairy.
10. Lost Girl (2010 – 2015)
While it isn’t one of the most popular series on this list, Lost Girl was actually quite entertaining in how it was able to put a different twist on fairies. And the thing that viewers need to understand is that this is a more serious series than some of the other titles on this list.
Lost Girl follows the story of a girl who ends up discovering that she is a Fae called a Succubus after she killed her boyfriend when they had sex. As such, she now needs to trace her origins in order to learn how to control her abilities while helping humans and Fae alike using her newfound powers.
9. Shadow and Bone (2021 – Present)
Shadow of Bone is another Netflix original series that was adapted from a novel series. It is also a series that focuses on supernatural powers that allow certain characters to use magic to control natural elements, materials, and other people.
The show focuses on the story of Alina, who is an assistant cartographer that ends up realizing that she is a Sun Summoner, which has the ability to use the power of light to take down the Shadow Fold, which is a wall of darkness that has divided the land in two for a long time. However, because of her powers, Alina is now in more danger than she ever was.
8. The Wheel of Time (2021 – Present)
The Wheel of Time is an Amazon Prime adaptation of the classic fantasy novel books by Robert Jordan. This book series has a lot of different fans as it is one of the few storylines that were able to build a fantasy world and universe that’s unique and full of magical elements and themes.
This series follows the story of a woman belonging to an order of magical women as she goes on a quest to find a young person called the Dragon Reborn, which is a person that’s capable of incredible magical abilities. Her search leads her to a village with many young people that she believes could be the Dragon Reborn. As such, she seeks to bring them to their leader in the hopes of teaching them how to hone their powers so that they can finally defeat the dark entity that seeks to return to the world and plunge it into darkness.
7. Shadowhunters (2016 – 2019)
Shadowhunters is a supernatural drama series that takes place in our world. However, it is home to a group of human-angel hybrids called the Shadowhunters, as they seek to hunt demons in a world where ordinary people are unaware of what has been happening in the dark. In that regard, it is a series that has magical elements at its forefront.
In Shadowhunters, we follow the story of Clary Fray, who learns that she is actually a Shadowhunter as she gets caught in this hidden world she never knew about. As such, she now has to hone her abilities as a Shadowhunter while finding out more about herself and the mystery behind the disappearance of her mother.
6. Once Upon a Time (2011 – 2019)
Once Upon a Time is a series that explores a lot of different elements that are related to elves, fairies, and magic, as the title itself already suggests that it is actually about fairytale characters. However, there is a twist in the fairytale theme of this series.
The fairytale characters actually end up getting their memories erased by the Evil Queen. Meanwhile, Emma Swan, the daughter of Snow White and Prince Charming, was transported to the human world as an infant so that she could one day become the one to break the curse that has erased the memories of all of the fairytale characters.
5. Cursed (2020)
Cursed might have been a promising storyline that had a lot of potential but was seemingly unable to live up to it, as it only lasted a single season. Nevertheless, it is still a very entertaining series that puts a different twist on the King Arthur origin story.
This series focuses on a girl named Nimue, who is actually a Fey woman that is fated to become the legendary Lady of the Lake, she is a powerful fairy that is important to the legend of King Arthur. As such, with the Sword of Power in her hand, she has to embrace her fate as the Fey Queen so that she can save the rest of the Fey from the Red Paladins.
4. Fate: The Winx Saga (2021 – 2022)
When it comes to fairies and magic, Fate: The Winx Saga is never short on them. This series is a retelling of the animated Winx Club series that is quite popular among younger audiences. Of course, Fate is actually a darker and more mature version of Winx Club.
La serie sigue la historia de cinco hadas que están en su primer año en Alfea College, que es un internado mágico para hadas. Como tal, se supone que deben aprender a controlar sus poderes mientras asisten a la escuela, pero terminan atrapados en una serie de eventos que potencialmente podrían poner en peligro al mundo entero.
3. Carnival Row (2019-presente)
Carnival Row es uno de los programas más singulares sobre hadas y magia porque se sumerge en el género de fantasía sobrenatural y agrega una mezcla de temas urbanos. Por supuesto, también hay muchos temas políticos en Carnival Row.
La serie se centra en un grupo de criaturas mitológicas y sobrenaturales que han sido expulsadas de sus hogares por los humanos y ahora se ven obligadas a vivir junto a ellos en la sociedad normal. Sin embargo, a medida que la sociedad se vuelve más intolerante con las criaturas, las cosas se intensifican entre ellas y los humanos. Como tal, el personaje principal, que es mitad hada, necesita investigar una serie de misteriosos asesinatos para llegar al fondo de los problemas que afectan tanto a los humanos como a las criaturas sobrenaturales.
2. El Brujo (2019 – Presente)
The Witcher es la adaptación en imagen real de las novelas del mismo título y también es similar a los videojuegos, que también fueron adaptados de las novelas. Si bien la serie se desvía un poco de los libros, este es uno de los mejores programas para ver si te gustan los elementos sobrenaturales como hadas, magia y monstruos.
En The Witcher, seguimos la historia de un brujo o cazador de monstruos llamado Geralt mientras se dedica a matar monstruos. Sin embargo, termina enredado en un plan mayor que involucra el destino del mundo entero. Y es por eso que tiene que proteger a una princesa con poderosas habilidades mágicas para asegurarse de que tanto la princesa como el mundo entero estén a salvo.
1. El Señor de los Anillos: El Anillo del Poder (2022 – Presente)
El Señor de los Anillos: Los Anillos de Poder es una adaptación precuela de Amazon Prime sobre la historia de la Tierra Media durante la Segunda Edad y miles de años antes de los eventos de El Señor de los Anillos. Como tal, es una nueva versión de los libros y novelas clásicos de JRR Tolkien.
En Los anillos de poder, seguimos la historia de un elfo llamado Galadriel, que emprende un viaje para encontrar a un malvado señor oscuro llamado Sauron para poder evitar que sumerja al mundo en la oscuridad una vez más. Sin embargo, también hay otras subtramas en juego aquí a medida que vemos cómo el mundo que ya estaba establecido en El Señor de los Anillos se convierte en lo que era en la clásica trilogía de películas de Peter Jackson.
Ysmael es un geek autoproclamado al que le encanta todo lo relacionado con la fantasía, la ciencia ficción, los videojuegos y el anime. Pasa mucho su tiempo libre viendo películas, programas de televisión y jugando.