The Best Netflix Fantasy to Watch in December 2022 - CNET

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With The Rings of Power and House of the Dragon, the phantasy genre is precise overmuch having a moment. The problem? None of those shows are connected Netlix. But here's the bully news: There are presently so galore bully phantasy shows connected Netflix.

There's evident choices similar The Sandman and The Witcher but, beyond that, what's worthy your time?

Here's wherever we deliberation you should start...

If you're aft phantasy movies, caput here.

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Everyone seems to beryllium watching this show, truthful you don't needfully request maine to urge it, but Wednesday -- the latest twist connected the Addams Family -- is... beauteous good? 

The amusement feels precise CW -- deliberation Riverdale/Nancy Drew -- but it's besides precise comic successful moments. Arguably it's drama the amusement handles best, but truly Wednesday conscionable makes for a fun, casual binge. Get stuck in.


Based connected the Neil Gaiman and DC's comic book, The Sandman has been good received by almost everyone! Fans of the comic publication emotion it, radical who'd antecedently ne'er heard of it besides emotion it. Basically, if you're looking for thing caller to ticker successful the phantasy realm, this amusement is it.

The Sandman has been successful improvement hellhole for decades, truthful it's bully to yet spot it deed the surface truthful effectively.


Arcane is so good.

Based connected the characters and lore of League of Legends, Arcane is conscionable an perfectly beautifully animated amusement astir family, trauma and the interaction of poverty. Just an astonishingly bully amusement to look at.


When I archetypal heard that Henry Cavill had been formed arsenic Geralt successful The Witcher TV show, based a caller that became a precise fashionable video game, I thought, "This can't beryllium good."

Then I watched the archetypal occurrence and thought, "This isn't good."

But then, yet the amusement someway was good? Then it became a phenomenon. Now it's 1 of the astir fashionable shows connected Netflix.  


Shadow and Bone is based connected a bid of young big phantasy novels written by Leigh Bardugo. There's a consciousness this amusement wasn't quite arsenic bully arsenic immoderate mightiness person hoped, and didn't quite spell arsenic mainstream arsenic immoderate expected. But that doesn't mean you shouldn't cheque it out.

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Fine, I'll enactment Supernatural connected the list. 

Follow the supernaturally bully looking Winchester brothers arsenic the hunt each mode of ghouls and goblins, demons, ghosts and monsters. 

Brace yourselves -- there's a ridiculous 15 seasons of this amusement disposable connected Netflix.


As a Scottish man, I americium some thankful for Outlander and resentful of it.

It's made Scottish men benignant of chill again, but besides fixed radical ridiculously outsized, unfair expectations of us. We cannot anticipation to vie with Sam Heughan, who plays main quality Jamie Fraser. Ridiculous.

Outlander is simply a weird clip question amusement that has main quality Claire transported backmost successful clip from World War II to 1743 Scotland. It's decidedly romance caller nonsense, but it's self-aware romance caller nonsense. It's built for binging.


Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005-2008)

Avatar: The Last Airbender has gotta beryllium 1 of the champion animated shows ever. Aang is the titular past Airbender, a messiah benignant who tin power the 4 large elements: air, fire, h2o and earth. 

But adjacent trying to picture what makes Avatar truthful charming, astute and amazingly weighty is pointless. Just bash yourself a favour and ticker it.


The Umbrella Academy (2019—)

The Umbrella Academy is portion of the a full suite of much big themed superhero shows that came retired a fewer years back. It takes itself a spot much earnestly than The Boys, which came retired connected Prime Video, but it's inactive a precise compelling watch. 

It besides has immoderate of the champion needle driblet moments connected immoderate amusement connected Netflix. Get connected it.

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The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance (2019)

Based connected the 1982 cult classic, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance was beauteous bully for an workout successful nostalgia bait. Sadly, the disbursal of the accumulation caused Netflix to cancel it earlier we got a 2nd season. Doesn't mean you can't cheque retired the first.


OK, let's bash this 1 much time...

I can't judge I person three TV shows based connected video games connected this list! But erstwhile again, Castlevania is very good. A acheronian phantasy amusement based connected the video crippled of the aforesaid name, Castlevania is ace popular, compelling and spectacularly good animated. Give it a chance, adjacent if you've ne'er heard of the game.


A BBC TV amusement based connected Arthurian legends, Merlin adds a Doctor Who aesthetic to the phantasy genre.

It's a small dated, for sure, but Merlin has a cult pursuing acknowledgment to immoderate fantastic performances. Just don't expect Game of Thrones-level accumulation values.

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The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (2018-2020)

Based connected the aged kids sitcom Sabrina The Teenage Witch, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina reinvents itself arsenic a acheronian play focused connected the occult. Miraculously, it works.

Prepare yourself for a unusual ending, but this amusement delivers.

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Hellbound is simply a acheronian phantasy amusement astir supernatural creatures who resistance radical to hell. If you conscionable got done with Squid Game and person a hankering for much Korean television, look nary further. This rules.


Sweet Tooth is simply a phantasy play based connected the comic publication of the aforesaid name. After a pandemic -- enactment with maine present -- hybrid babies are calved that are fractional human, fractional animal.

As you mightiness expect, a schism appears. Some radical can't grip the emergence of this caller hybrid and blasted them for the pandemic. The amusement has been renewed for a 2nd season, truthful present is simply a bully clip to play catch-up.


We've officially called it the second champion amusement connected Netflix. Is it a phantasy show? Sort of. It's decidedly got immoderate unusual fantastical elements and -- careless -- is worthy your time. The communicative centers connected Prairie Johnson, a pistillate who returns location aft being missing for years. The twist: Before she was blind, present she tin see. 

Everything that comes from that unusual twist gets progressively bizarre. Definitely springiness it a shot.


The Legend of Korra (2012-2014)

I can't enactment Avatar connected the database without adding The Legend of Korra.

Set successful the aforesaid universe, years aft the events of the archetypal Avatar, The Legend of Korra is simply a acold much big mentation of the show, dealing with amazingly mature themes. It's dramatically underrated. Watch it.

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Can I get distant with adding anime to this list? Sorry, I'm doing it.

Chances are, if you're a instrumentality of anime you're already watching Demon Slayer or, astatine the precise least, are alert of its existence. Right now, it's astir apt the astir fashionable anime connected the planet. Demon Slayer is fundamentally a amusement astir a feline who slays demons. The twist: His sister is besides portion demon, and they question together. It's beautifully animated and the combat scenes are ballistic.


Attack connected Titan (2013-2022)

Since we're doing anime now, mightiness arsenic good bash Attack connected Titan.

Attack connected Titan is an anime acceptable successful a vaguely medieval beingness wherever quality beings are perpetually astatine hazard from skyscraper-size humanoid "Titans" who devour humans.

It's perfectly bonkers. You should ticker it.


The Dragon Prince (2018—)

The Dragon Prince is often favorably compared to different legendary amusement connected this database -- Avatar.

That's astir arsenic precocious praise arsenic you tin get for an animated phantasy show.

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