What about stories that are a good blend between light and dark? Like it's not all gloomy but not all peppy either. There are sad moments and joyful moments that may tear you up either way and in the end, things turn out relatively well. The characters go through many trials and tribulations but it all pays off as they overcome their inner and outer demons to better themselves. And it's all portrayed in a believable and fairly realistic way that barely, if ever, has moments or narm or contrivances. It's just makes you feel so many different emotions.
You know what I mean? It's not dark or light but still EPIC nonetheless.