The strain is on the list for its unique take on vampirism. Where instead of sparkling pretty boys you have gross asexual freaks of nature with work tongues.
Game of thrones is on this list because of its sheer epicness, and its gynormus world which anyone can get emersed in. Taking into acctount real historical accounts and myth to form a the events within the world.
Another unique vampire tale which takes a unique stand point on the vampiric fantasty genre, because in this show the characters are definetly not asexual as it is popular for its extensive sexual themes. As well embracing the sheer grossness of vampiers as characters cry teers of blood.
The Reason for The Magicans being on this list is for the fact that of it's interesting take on the Harry Potter plot. For intestead of a young boy they use a y young headed off to college. When he finds out that he has mystical/magical capabilities. Much like Harry Potter but with more adult themes.
American Gods is a brand new television series that takes a modern twist to what we traditionally believe Gods to be: omnipotent and all powerful. Which they still are however what makes this show so different is that they only are if they have enough believers and they will cease to exist if they have no more followers.