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20 Underrated Fantasy Shows to Stream on Netflix in December 2023

20 Underrated Fantasy Shows to Stream on Netflix in December 2023
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In a world where mainstream hits often overshadow hidden gems, the realm of fantasy television is a treasure trove waiting to be explored.

Netflix, our ever-reliable companion in the quest for entertainment, houses an eclectic mix of fantasy shows that deserve a spot in the limelight. Here's the streaming giant's December 2023 fantasy lineup:

1. "Hotel Del Luna" (2019)

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A supernatural series about an elite hotel for ghosts, managed by a beautiful but aloof owner bound to the establishment due to a curse, and her fateful encounter with a new human manager who uncovers hidden secrets.

2. "Eternal Love" (2017)

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A fantasy romance that intertwines the lives of a fairy and a mortal across three lifetimes, showcasing their love, trials, and tribulations against a backdrop of celestial wars and magical realms.

3. "The Protector" (2018-2020)

Rotten Tomatoes Audience score: 60%

A young man in modern Istanbul discovers he's connected to an ancient secret order and embarks on a quest to save the city from an immortal enemy, uncovering his family's history and magical powers.

4. "First Kill" (2022)

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Rotten Tomatoes score: 61%

In this supernatural drama, a teenage vampire hunter and a vampire fall in love, challenging their families' legacies and facing the complexities of their forbidden romance amidst a town filled with hidden dangers.

5. "My Holo Love" (2020)

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Rotten Tomatoes Audience score: 81%

A lonely woman with a unique vision disorder becomes involved with an AI hologram, leading to an unconventional love triangle as she grows closer to both the AI and its creator.

6. "Love Between Fairy and Devil" (2022)

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A Chinese fantasy drama where an immortal fairy and a powerful devil king, once enemies, find themselves entangled in a complex romance that transcends time, realms, and past grudges.

7. "Tooth Pari: When Love Bites" (2023)

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Rotten Tomatoes Audience score: 94%

A romantic series that follows a dentist who, in her quest for love, becomes entangled with a vampire, leading to humorous and mystical encounters as they navigate their unlikely relationship.

8. "Lockwood & Co." (2023)

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Rotten Tomatoes score: 93%

Set in a world haunted by ghosts, a group of teenage ghost hunters, working without adult supervision, tackle various supernatural occurrences, uncovering dark secrets and a larger mystery in the process.

9. "Black Knight" (2023)

Rotten Tomatoes score: 67%

A futuristic series where a delivery man, in a world where pollution has made daylight deadly, dons a protective suit to fight against oppressive forces and protect the ones he loves.

10. "Shahmaran" (2023)

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Rotten Tomatoes Audience score: 91%

A Turkish series blending mythology and romance, where a young woman's search for her grandfather leads her to a remote town full of secrets and an encounter with a mysterious figure tied to an ancient legend.

11. "Invisible City" (2021)

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Rotten Tomatoes Audience score: 89%

A detective grappling with his wife's mysterious death stumbles upon a hidden world of mythical entities from Brazilian folklore, uncovering secrets about his family and the supernatural realm.

12. "The Longest Promise" (2023)

Set in a fantasy world, this series follows the intricate and tumultuous relationship between a dragon prince and a princess warrior, bound by a promise that tests their loyalty, love, and destiny.

13. "The Uncanny Counter" (2020)

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Rotten Tomatoes Audience score: 83%

A group of demon hunters, known as "Counters," disguise themselves as employees of a noodle restaurant while tracking down evil spirits that prey on humans, using their unique abilities to protect the world from the supernatural.

14. "The Chosen One" (2023)

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Rotten Tomatoes score: 86%

In this mystical narrative, a young man discovers he is the chosen one destined to lead a spiritual awakening, facing challenges and enemies as he embarks on a journey to fulfill his destiny.

15. "Kings of Jo'Burg" (2020)

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In Johannesburg, two brothers lead a life of crime, entangled in a world of gangs, betrayal, and supernatural forces, as they confront the curse that seems to haunt their family.

16. "Skull Island" (2023)

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Rotten Tomatoes score: 82%

"Skull Island" (2023): Set in the enigmatic and treacherous landscape of Skull Island, renowned as the domain of the colossal King Kong, this series unveils the untold adventures and perils faced by a diverse group of explorers.

17. "Ragnarok" (2020-2023)

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Rotten Tomatoes Audience score: 63%

In a contemporary Norwegian town plagued by climate change and industrial pollution, a teenage boy discovers he's a reincarnation of the Norse god Thor and faces the monumental task of battling ancient Jötunn entities posing as corporate magnates, in a mythic struggle to prevent environmental Ragnarok – the end of the world as foretold in Norse mythology.

18. "Sweet Tooth" (2021-present)

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Rotten Tomatoes score: 95%

In a post-apocalyptic world, a young boy, part human and part deer, searches for a new beginning with a gruff protector, exploring themes of humanity, survival, and the mystery of his origins.

19. "Manifest" (2018-2023)

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Rotten Tomatoes score: 72%

Passengers of a mysterious flight that lands years after takeoff struggle to reintegrate into society and uncover the truth behind their unexplained absence, dealing with premonitions and interconnected fates.

20. "Welcome to Eden" (2022)

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Rotten Tomatoes score: 80%

Young adults invited to an exclusive party on a remote island find themselves trapped in a dangerous, secretive paradise, challenging their beliefs and desires as they uncover the island's true purpose.