What’s Hot? is proud to post this fantastical (pun intended) post written by Izzy Woods about the rise of the fantasy genre – one of my absolute favourites! Happy reading 🙂
So Much For Happy Endings
They can be no doubt that the fantasy genre is on the rise. Motivated largely by the success of the movie phenomenon that was Lord of the Rings, perception of the genre is no longer ruled by stereotypes of basement-dwelling geeks obsessing over hermetically sealed collections of limited edition action figures. Whisper it, but fantasy is gradually becoming mainstream.
This growth of popularity has seen the release of two fantasy-themed TV shows in fairly quick succession: Once Upon a Time and Grimm. Each deals with the premise of fairy tales existing in the modern world, though each gives the concept a completely different spin.