Amazon Prime Video’s fantasy series contain some of the most exciting universes in popular culture, from the Middle Earth of ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’, one of the best series of 2022, to the creations of Neil Gaiman and Brian K. Vaughn adapted on the small screen. Whatever their origin, these stories (among which are some of the best Amazon Prime Video series) invite us to immerse ourselves in different, magical and surreal worlds in which the protagonists live adventures of all kinds and there are no limits to the imagination.
With the success of series like ‘Game of Thrones’ (now expanding with its prequel, ‘House of the Dragon’) and movie franchises like Harry Potter, it is more than clear that the public is hungry for fantasy. And, in addition, viewers are open to any proposal, be it more adult or more for the whole family, in stories more focused on action or others where comedy reigns, large-scale stories or some more intimate ones… Everything is possible , as we see in the examples offered by these series available on Prime Video in Spain.
In the list we find recent examples such as ‘Paper Girls’, which some will see as an answer to ‘Stranger Things’ but that, in reality, is part of some amazing comics that began to be published in 2015 and that have their own personality. Now, there are similarities: a quartet of teenagers facing a supernatural mystery in their small town, bicycle races in a setting set in the 80s… Of course, fans of what is one of the most popular Netflix series views of his story should also be passed by ‘Paper Girls’. On the other hand, fans of fantasies with more adult protagonists (especially fans of the Seven Kingdoms) should give ‘The Wheel of Time’, the ambitious adaptation of Robert Jordan’s novels led by Rosamund Pike, a try.
Here We will also find a remarkable representation of the best Japanese anime series of the moment, among which is, of course, ‘Demon Slayer’. The latest animated obsession from Japan is an adventure full of action and fantasy that places us in a world besieged by demons and where a group of highly trained warriors will try to destroy them. Swap out the demons for giant humanoids and you’ll also be hooked on ‘Attack on Titan’, another anime hit available on Prime Video.
If you have already thoroughly reviewed the best Netflix series in 2022 or the best current series on Disney +, it’s time for you to leave reality aside and immerse yourself in these fantasy worlds. Have you already seen them all?
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The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power
We return to Middle Earth! ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’ is the most ambitious fantastic (and not fantastic) bet in the history of Amazon Prime Video, as well as one of the most expensive series ever made. Fortunately, the pressure did not affect him too much and what presents us is an exciting and beautiful large-scale return to the world created by JRR Tolkien. This time we follow a young Galadriel in what is known as the Second Age of Middle-earth, the Dark Ages, in which the peace that has cost so much to achieve is altered by the return of the dark Sauron. As soon as you are clear about who is who in ‘The Rings of Power’, as well as the map of ‘The Lord of the Rings’, everything will go smoothly.
Before embarking on Middle-earth, ‘The Wheel of Time’ was Amazon Prime Video’s great fantasy bet to fill the gap left by ‘Game of Thrones’. At the moment his first season has not swept the public, but, with good work and a vote of confidence, he could get it in the two seasons (already confirmed) that he still has ahead of him. There is material: the story, created by Robert Jordan and finished by Brandon Sanderson after the death of the first in 2007, has fourteen novels (plus a prequel) published between 1990 and 2015. The series is faithful to its literary origin and tells the story of a fantastic world where only some women can access magic, and in which the protagonist (played by Rosamund Pike) will have to find “the dragon reborn” that will save or destroy humanity.
The unlikely pair of angel Aziraphale (Michael Sheen) and demon Crowley (David Tennant) turn out to be the only ones capable of stopping the Apocalypse. Adaptation of the novel by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett from the 90s, ‘Good Omens’ seeks to connect with our present time and show us why a world that is falling apart is worth fighting for, and it does so with many adventures, a sense of humor and the occasional romance in its six exciting episodes.
It only takes one episode to understand why half the world became obsessed with this Japanese anime series. based on the manga of the same name directed by Tetsuro Araki. Gritty violence, fast-paced action and jaw-dropping mysteries, ‘Attack on Titan’ follows a group of residents of a country whose walls can no longer contain the threat that lurks on the other side: giant humanoid beings and cannibals they begin to destroy their populations one by one, and only a group of warriors can stop them. Although, of course, terror is not random and hides some unspeakable secrets.
A mixture of romance, anti-war messages and contemporary reflections, ‘Carnival Row’ is a great fantastic production created by René Echevarría and Travis Beacham (and with the help of Guillermo del Toro) led by Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevigne. It tells the story of a world where magical creatures of all kinds coexist, but which have been separated by armed and political conflicts. that are causing xenophobia and separation to be reborn. After the end of the first season of ‘Carnival Row’, we are still waiting for a continuation.
One of the longest-running fiction series on television with fifteen seasons, ‘Supernatural’ immersed us in a world of spiritual beings, ghosts and fantastic creatures. The protagonist brothers, Dean and Sam Winchester (played by Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles), follow the clues of their father’s diary, who tried to discover, as his children will now, what kind of evil spirit is responsible for the death in strangers. circumstances of his mother.
Guardians of the night (Demon Slayer)
If you want to keep up with the anime series that fans are obsessed with today, this is one you won’t want to miss: ‘Demon Slayer’ has become a true public phenomenon, and is destined to become one of the most emblematic anime of our time. Do we exaggerate? Not a bit: press play and discover what it has to be so applauded throughout the world. Based on the manga by Koyoharu Gotōge, the story follows Tanjirou Kamado, a smart and kind-hearted boy who supports his family by selling coal, but everything changes when his loved ones are killed by a demon. With his sister Nezuko, his only survivor but tragically turned into a demon, the young man will become a demon slayer who will not rest until he finds the cure to save his sister.
After three seasons, ‘The Boys’ has become one of the best series of the moment. And it is that this creation of Eric Kripke, based on the comics of Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, does not mince words nor does his pulse tremble when it comes to making fun of the world of superheroes and American society in general. Political, violent, explicit and adrenaline, ‘The Boys’ is a feminist and anti-capitalist Trojan Horse.
the underground railway
This series couldn’t have better credentials: adaptation of the acclaimed novel by Colson Whitehead (Pulitzer Prize in 2017), and created for the small screen by Barry Jenkins (Oscar winner for ‘Moonlight’), ‘The Underground Railroad’ is a true visual and narrative wonder. The story follows Cora (Thuso Mbedu), a young slave from a cotton plantation in the southern United States who decides to flee on what is known as the underground railway, which in real life was nothing more than a way of referring to a route of escape and that in this story comes to life to become a literal vehicle.
One of the best vampire series to sink your teeth into? Possibly, especially if you like forbidden romances and the ‘Twilight’ saga. The gorgeous Ian Somerhalder, Nina Dobrev and Paul Wesley lead the cast of ‘Vampire Diaries’, which for eight seasons tells the story of a teenager who falls in love with two vampire brothers. The good guy and the bad guy will have to deal with their feelings towards the protagonist, but also with the threats that appear in the fantastic world they inhabit.
Among the best animated series for adults we have this brilliant production, in which a woman bears the trauma of her father’s death when she was little. Now, at a certain point, his mental problems he finds himself in a magical universe, a dimension in which the world of the living and the dead is one and is able to communicate with his father to find out what happened to him. The animation of it is known as rotoscoping, that is, a real image that is drawn on to create an animated illusion. To know more: Criticism and analysis of ‘Udone’
If you’ve ever thought that superhero shows never really take risks and don’t have anything new to say, you probably haven’t seen ‘Invincible’. Based on the comic by Robert Kirkman, this Prime Video series is more violent and bloody than all the Marvel movies put together, something that shows above all the devastating end of its first season. Cousin-sister of ‘The Boys’, the story follows Mark Grayson, a 17-year-old boy who inherits superpowers and becomes one of the greatest superheroes on Earth along with his father.
Zachary Quinto is unrecognizable in this fantastic series, created by Jami O’Brien, which ran for two seasons. One of the best adaptations of Joe Hill (son of Stephen King), ‘NOS4A2’ follows a young girl, Victoria, who discovers that she has the power to open portals and find lost objects.. Thus, she discovers that she is not the only one who can use these passages, and also that not all those adventurers have good intentions, as is the case with the disturbing Charlie Manx: an immortal being who claims to have acquired eternal life by feeding on the souls of the children he hunts.
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