The Witcher, a Netflix tv show that blends comedy, action, fantasy, and drama, provides a little bit for everyone. It chronicles the exploits of Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill), a famed monster hunter who is a member of the secretive witchers fraternity, Princess Ciri, an imperilled princess whose fate has been linked to Geralt since infancy, and Yennefer, a strong sorceress with a terrible background.
Throughout eight episodes, the characters are led together over a sometimes perplexing chronology until their paths cross. Dragons have been fought, spells have been cast, and citadels have fallen along the road, leaving viewers eagerly anticipating the trio’s fresh adventures in Season 2. While you wait, check out the following related series!
15. LEGEND OF THE SEEKER
Though a touch was campier than The Witcher, Legend of the Seeker manages to integrate mediaeval world-building with sword and sorcery hijinks in a similar way. The story featured a woodsman called Richard Cypher as he attempted to stop a tyrant from unleashing horrible evil on the kingdom with the help of Zedd, the wizard and the enigmatic Kahlan.
The tv show was based on Terry Goodkind’s classic fantasy novels, and it employed a combination of comedy and drama to convey its episodic adventures. It only lasted two seasons, but it’s getting a lot of attention now that it’s available on Amazon Prime. Darken Rahl, Craig Parker’s screen-chewing villain, is worth seeing.
14. THE LAST KINGDOM
The Last Kingdom makes up for its lack of magic and witchcraft with horrific swordfights. It tells the story of Uhtred, an orphaned youngster who sees his father murdered by the Danes as they slay the Saxon army and march over England. Earl Ragnar, the Danish warlord, reared him as his son and taught him the warrior’s skills.
When the adoptive family of Uhtred, including Ragnar, is slaughtered, he vows retribution and prepares to retrieve his country. He creates a plot to regain his ancestral homeland with his partner Brida, a sharp-tongued warrioress, but his devotion will be challenged by the residents of his origin nation and the ones who reared him. Seasons 1-3 are now accessible on Netflix, with the fourth season set to premiere in 2020.
Vikings is a historical epic narrative following the crafty warrior Ragnar Lothbrok, who opposed his leader and conquered the West. They loot the plundering of England and France alongside its shipbuilder Floki, his brother, his kids and his wife, Lagertha.
The mysticism of Norse mythology is sprinkled over the epic fighting and the dramatic development of character. Vikings teach you a lot of history and make the culture of Vikings feel alive and sound today. The History Channel has five seasons, and Hulu had a 6th (and last) season in 2020.
12. GAME OF THRONES
Would it not be time to begin now if you hadn’t been caught up in the crazy Throne game. Over a decade, the famous Westeros families battled for the Iron Throne and governed the Seven Kingdoms and perished. Then, they were killed by their members.
The HBO series was renovated for eight seasons and is well known for its political intrigue, widespread interconnection and profoundly intriguing evolution. It became an iconic cultural series and a hallmark of the Golden Age of TV. HBO Now offers all eight seasons.
11. HERCULES: THE LEGENDARY JOURNEYS
Hercules: The Legendary Journey depicted the mighty Hercules (Kevin Sorbo) fighting every sort of monster and sirens as he went around the world lamenting the death of his wife and child in the hands of the killing Héra. His legendary Journeys were based on Greek and Roman mythology.
You like the situation comedy of Hercules and his deadly companion Iolaus – who works as his side-kick or as his closest buddy – when they meet every kind of magical disaster after you have liked his comrady Geralt and Jaskier. The series lasted six seasons and can be ordered on Amazon Prime.
10. XENA: WARRIOR PRINCESS
Xena: Warrior Princess has turned out to be a tremendous smash on her merit, the legendary Journeys where Xena (Lucy Lawless) was first presented. The adventures took place after Xena, a Greek princess who, along with her bard and comrade Gabrielle, went about the country struggling for the better.
It first began as a comedy rupture, but later on, it became darker and more serious. Xena had as a warlord the dark past and was saved by Hercules because she assisted others at risk. Watch it for the mythological lessons and the romance between Xena and Gabrielle.
Other songs are cool, like “Toss A Coin To Your Hitcher,” in Galavant, the musical fairy story, if you loved the musical side of The Witcher. The series takes its name from its hero Galavant, fighting to restore the arrogant and wicked king Richard’s lady love, Madalena.
Although only lasting two seasons, the combination of humour, musical accompaniment and mediaeval fantasy was great for those who like it. You won’t even know what to anticipate when Galavant looks at his characters, dances and battles (sometimes dance battles), and you sing through a range of mad circumstances.
8. DARK CRYSTAL: AGE OF RESISTANCE
You can recall the iconic fantasy film The Dark Crystal from the 1980s, built with marionettes and practical effects by Jim Henson’s Company. Like Gelflings attempted to recover Crystal power, the Elves, an ancient artefact of the Evil Skesis, drawn its eternal power and shrouded Thra regions in obscurity.
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance watches the world before the dark spreads out when Gelflings were far more abundant and stood out in full force against the Skesis! The Netflix prequel series earned fantastic reviews that were both child-fabricating and adult-fabricating. The combination of marionette and CGI genuinely carries the spectator.
7. CARNIVAL ROW
Carnival Row combines neo-noir intrigue with fantasy wonder to create a compelling series exploring what might happen if mythical monsters coexisted with humanity. The job of Detective Rycroft Philostrate is to investigate a series of killings of fairies that threaten to spread the violence throughout the city in the light of tensions between the two groups rise.
He meets his old sweetheart Vignette Stonemoss, who grudgingly joins his battle as he uncovers clues to the killer roaming on Carnival Row, which has a dense population of fairies. The Amazon Prime series includes an outstanding ensemble and does an excellent job of world-building and tension. Season 2 will premiere in the fall of 2020.
Merlin, a BBC series about Arthur and his future adviser Merlin when they were young men attempting to figure out their fate, retells the well-known narrative of King Arthur and the Kingdom of Camelot. Merlin is learning about his magical skills, while Prince Arthur is conscious of his throne obligations.
Merlin has many magic and legendary creatures in it, yet the enchantment doesn’t swamp the heartfelt drama and human growth. Throughout the five seasons, the lads age into men, and their devotion is tested, especially as King Uther enacts his Great Purge, which forbids the use of magic.
In Castlevania, a ragtag gang of misfits, including the Belmont clan’s disgraced heir, a mystic priestess, and Dracula’s half-human, half-vampire son, face up against the Prince of Darkness himself. The popular video game series of the same name is based on the hit Netflix series, which pits the player against Dracula and his demonic army.
In the second season, Trevor Belmont and Sypha go on their own in return for a coin, fighting with terrorising demons, monsters and other nocturnes. However, the vampire hordes eventually catch up with them, and they must once more redeem humankind from evil. Netflix recently released Season 3 of the tv show.
4. THE MANDALORIAN
While The Mandalorian may not look like The Witcher, considering its science fiction roots in the Star Wars Universe, there are startling parallels when the genre is not considered. The Disney+ Series, like The Witcher, concentrates around alone guerrilla who travels over the country in pursuit of coin jobs till the end of his life as a mercenary and bounty hunter.
His last reward becomes his ward, and a youngster with exceptional abilities becomes the odd father figure. Of course, the Mandalorian, like the Witcher, would prefer everyone to believe that his heart is impenetrable. Still, his worry about the child exposes the vulnerability, and a funny alliance arises as this story advances.
3. THE SHANNARA CHRONICLES
The Shannara Sword, A trilogy of fantasy books, was made into a thrilling series called The Shannara Chronicles, which placed the destiny of humanity in the hands of elves thousands of years after its collapse. The heroes in charge of safeguarding humanity were Amberle the Elven Princess, human Eretria, and half-elf Wil.
The trio sets out on a journey to preserve the Ellcrys, an old tree that keeps the Forbidding (a demon world) from opening into the Four Lands, with the assistance of the last druid Allanon. Unfortunately, the series only lasted two seasons, but it managed to cram a lot of action into a short period.
2. PENNY DREADFUL
Penny Dreadful is a Victorian-era horror film that follows the exploits of a group of professionals entrusted with tracking down various supernatural foes. They are headed by adventurer Sir Malcolm Murray, psychic Ms Ives, and American shooter Ethan Chandler.
What starts off as a search for Sir Malcolm’s daughter in the depths of a vampire grotto gradually devolves into encounters with the famous faces of fear. Count Dracula, Lord Dorian Gray, and Victor Frankenstein and his Monster all make appearances, yet everyday people are just as lethal. The third season of Showtime’s hit the airwaves lately.
Spartacus, like The Witcher, was not afraid of blood, nudity, or extreme brutality. Whoever wished to know what the Witcher’s trials were like may see in Spartacus, a Roman empire slave, how Spartacus became the greatest gladiator of all time.
Spartacus: Odyssey of the Gladiators aired on Starz for four seasons and told the stories of all of Spartacus’ fellow gladiators. They developed humour and camaraderie as they learned to deliver glory to their House and Master through trial by battle, which, when paired with the fantastic action sequences, but this series into a must-see category.