shows I want to see: anthology
shows I want to see action/adventure / animated / anime / anthology / detectives / drama / fantasy / horror / kid/teen / legal / period / sci-fi / sitcoms / sketch / superheroes / supernatural & paranormal
see also: DCOMs / limited series / Masterpiece/Mystery / miniseries / shows I've missed since 2011 / specials / TV movies (2011-present) / Wonderful World of Disney

Amazing Stories, on NBC
Amblin; IMDb; NBC; Retro Junk;; TV Tango; TV Tropes; Wikipedia

I didn't get NBC at the time this aired in the mid-80s, so I didn't get a chance to see it. It later reran on Sci-Fi Channel, so I might have seen a bit of it then, I don't really recall. But it seems like something I'd like to check out. (The title is based on the magazine of the same name, but I don't think there was any direct involvement between the show and the magazine.)

Are You Afraid of the Dark?, on YTV (Canada) / Nickelodeon (USA)
Amazon; IMDb (1991); IMDb (1999); Nickipedia; Retro Junk;; TV Tango; TV Tropes; Wikipedia

A sort of anthology horror series for kids, I guess. I may have seen a very little bit of this, I don't really remember. If I did, I probably wasn't too impressed. But in the years since it's gone off the air, it seems like I've seen it mentioned lots of times, or something. I dunno. It's just something I'd kind of like to try to get into, at some point. Just to see if I can. Actually, I guess there were two different runs of the series. I should probably give both of them a shot.

Black Mirror, on Channel 4 (UK; s1-2) / Netflix (s3-5)
A.V. Club; Channel 4; IMDb;; TV Tropes; Wikipedia

This is a British anthology series, which I don't know much about. But it sounds interesting.

Deadtime Stories, on Nickelodeon
DHX Media; IMDb; Nickelodeon; Nickipedia; official website;; TV Tango; TV Tropes; Wikipedia

This is based on some children's books I didn't even know existed. And I probably wouldn't like the show much, but I'd like to at least check it out. Unfortunately, I don't currently get Nickelodeon.

Elvira's Movie Macabre, on KHJ-TV / syndicated
Hulu; IMDb; Retro Junk; Shout! Factory;; TV Tropes; Wikipedia

An anthology series that played old horror B-movies. It hosted by "Elvira," a sexy-but-goofy vampire (or just a goth, I'm not sure). The show aired on a Los Angeles station, but I believe it was syndicated nationally. It ran for five seasons, from 1981-87. I've been aware of the Elvira persona pretty much as long as I can remember, though I've never had a chance to see this series, or anything else she's done (except maybe some commercials, and guest appearances on other shows). There was a revival series in 2010-11, also in syndication, and a limited series on Hulu in October 2014, called 13 Nights of Elvira. I've never seen either of those things, either. Anyway, I'd kind of like to check out any or all of these three series, at some point.

Ghost Stories, on FOX Family
IMDb; New Dominion Pictures; Shout! Factory;; TV Tango; Wikipedia

I don't recall whether I saw any of this. In fact I'm only aware of its existence because I happened to see it listed on a disambiguation page at Wikipedia (but I easily could have seen the show and just forgotten). Anyway, it seems like something I might like to check out.

Masters of Horror, on Showtime
Amazon; IMDb;; TV Tango; TV Tropes; Wikipedia

Didn't get to see this because I've never gotten Showtime. But it seems like something I might like to check out someday. (Dread Central has episode reviews.)

Monsters, in syndication
Dread Central; IMDb; Retro Junk;; TV Tango; TV Tropes; Wikipedia

I think I probably saw this in reruns on Sci-Fi Channel at some point, but I'm not really sure.

Night Gallery, on NBC
fansite; IMDb; MeTV;; TV Tango; TV Tropes; Universal; Wikipedia

A horror anthology from Rod Serling, of Twilight Zone fame. It was before my time, and I've never had a chance to catch any reruns, but it's something I'd probably like to check out someday.

Nightmare Classics, on Showtime
IMDb; Wikipedia

A follow-up to Faerie Tale Theatre and "Tall Tales & Legends." It was a short-lived series from 1989. Seems like something I might want to check out someday.

Perversions of Science, on HBO
IMDb; Retro Junk;; TV Tango; Wikipedia

This is a spinoff of Tales from the Crypt that aired in 1997, but I don't recall being aware of it, at the time. (Not that it would have mattered, since I didn't get HBO.) Anyway, I'm not super interested in it, but if I got the chance sometime, I probably wouldn't mind checking it out.

Tales from the Darkside, in syndication
Dread Central; IMDb; Retro Junk; Shudder;; TV Tango; TV Tropes; Wikia; Wikipedia

I probably wasn't aware this existed until many years after it ended. I'm pretty sure it didn't air on any channel I got, but I probably couldn't have watched it even if it did, since I was just a little kid at the time. Anyway, I might like to check it out sometime.

Tall Tales & Legends, on Showtime
IMDb;; TV Tango; Wikipedia

This was a follow-up to Faerie Tale Theatre. It aired from 1985-87, but I don't think I ever heard of it until probably 2019. I'd like to see it, because the episodes all have familiar actors in them.

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