The Lack of Fantasy TV

Mar 12, 2016 | Opinions

Why – WHY – is there no decent fantasy TV being produced apart from Game of Thrones? Why can’t I have some good TV in my preferred genre that isn’t cast in various shades of ash grey and dogshit brown?

I am over this, so very much. Someone PLEASE make some light-hearted, colorful fantasy TV, is that so much to ask? Sci-fi is booming like whoah, but sword and sorcery might as well be non-existent.

Remember The Princess Bride? Why can’t I have more of that?

And before you ask – no, Once Upon a Time doesn’t count because it’s not bloody well high fantasy. It’s set in Maine. And I’m not even going to look at the parade of indifference that is the urban fantasy and urban paranormal set. I want to watch TV that doesn’t dress every bloody character in grotty leather.

I mean, just look at this!


This guy’s a king, why’s he wearing armor that looks like it’s been left in someone’s damp basement for a year?! Does he not have anyone who can maintain his armor and weapons?

THIS is real gothic plate. Note the fine details, the polished steel, and the master craftsmanship. This is the shit the actual kings wore, for god’s sake, and I for one am tired of seeing mud-smeared knockoffs on any screen.