Scrolling through HBO Max’s fantasy presentations, Game of Thrones is not the only TV series that deserves your attention. The streaming service includes all the flavors of fantasy, from humorous to annoying.
Here are our top picks for fantasy shows currently available on HBO Max.
Over the Garden Wall (2014) The Best Fantasy TV Shows on HBO Max
Stepbrothers Wert (Colin Dean) and Gregg (Elijah Wood of the Lord of the Rings / Hobbit Fame) get lost in a forest called The Unknown, trying to find their way home. A friendly frog, a talking bluebird and a mysterious woodsman (in the voice of Christopher Lloyd) are all with him in search, while a terrifying beast tries to turn them into trees. You will find modern Hansel and Gretel vibes. The 10 episodes each have 11 minutes of neatness, so the show doesn’t need much time commitment.
Infinity Train (2019-2021)
The Infinity Train is what its name implies: a show set on a seemingly never-ending train, where each train’s car presents a different fantasy universe, hosting the first ball that only smells of feet. Is. The various changing main characters deal with the mystery of the train each season, and as the episodes progress, it turns out that the train’s background is a complex one and not everything is perfect. All four seasons are on HBO Max.
Dexter’s Laboratory (1996-2003)
Boy Genius Dexter, with his Peter Lori accent, is an ignorant parent and an older sister who just doesn’t understand his scientific potential. He could invent a cloning machine, a Beardatron that can grow facial hair instantly, or teach animals to talk, but he doesn’t seem to be able to get rid of his fellow boy Janice Mandark. This is Genndy Tartakovsky’s third animated series to make the list, and like the others, it has high quality insane creativity.
His Dark Materials (2019-2022)
Based on the popular book series, His Dark Materials Scrappy follows the orphan Lira and her demon (animal companion) Penn as she learns to read a mysterious truth-telling device called the Elethiometer and embarks on a necessary and dangerous journey. Is. Katie Collins of CNET writes that the adaptation is a wonderful adventure, “it is also a meticulous study of religion, philosophy, physics, chemistry, politics and fiction.” The first two seasons are now on HBO Max, and the third season is coming.
Samurai Jack (2001-2017)
The protagonist in Samurai Jack was sent to a dystopian future by a devil in the form of Echo, and must return to his time to prevent evil from conquering. The animated show combines traditional Japanese samurai warfare with robots, monsters, aliens and more. Creator Genndy Tartakovsky was inspired by the 1970s David Keradine show Kung Fu, which sent a Shaolin monk through the American Old West with martial arts training. HBO Max has all five seasons. The first four, which ran from 2001 to 2004, and the fifth revival season, which ran in 2017, and many people think the series is darker, more mature.
Game of Thrones (2011-2019)
You know nothing, listen to John, until you’ve seen the massive, 73-episode Game of Thrones series. You may not like the controversial ending, but the show itself, with its dragons, white walkers, dreadlocks and more, is a fantasy masterpiece. Just don’t get too attached to any of the characters, because some of them have happy endings. Oh well. You can cling to Tyrion (Peter Dunklage).
Rick and Morty (2013—)
Is Rick and Morty a fantasy? Sci-fi? something else? The popular adult animation series focuses on crazy scientist Rick, his grandsons Morty and Summer Smith, and their parents, who are embarking on bizarre adventures in all dimensions. In one episode, Rick discovers that he may have painted a planet – not the planet’s inhabitant, but the actual planet. You have to look at it to understand.
The Powerpuff Girls (1998-2005)
Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup are not your average kindergarteners: they are superhero sisters with Professor Utonium, the father of a scientist, and she helps her city, Townsville, fight criminals. She’s probably the sweetest and toughest girl power superhero ever. The show aired on Cartoon Network from 1998 to 2005, and all six seasons are now on HBO Max.
The Leftovers (2014-2017)
The Left Over, based on Tom Pirota’s 2011 novel, tells the story of a world where 2% of the population disappears in an event known as a sudden departure. This is not the story of those who disappeared as much as those who were left behind, who should try to catch up with the indescribable loss. All three seasons are on HBO Max.
Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal (2019—)
Genndy Tartakovsky, known for his laboratory of Samaritan Jack and Dexter, among other animated classics, was inspired by the novels of Gouda and similar novels for Primal. It is about the bond between a caveman and a tyrannosaurus, linked to tragedy, who continues to be the most unusual pair of friends. Although the series is far from silent, there is no dialogue, so be prepared for it. The first 10-episode season is now on HBO Max.