This isn't really a hard bar to clear. The most popular fantasy series in the game involve short, fat people who eat eleven meals a day (Lord of the Rings), mice (Redwall), tweens (Harry Potter), and tweens who love Turkish Delight (Chronicles of Narnia).
Also, everyone knows this. Pretty much every critic sold us on the series as The Sopranos meets The Lord of the Rings. That's why we watch. It's not that we hate fantasy because it doesn't read like a Richard Price novel. It's just that if we're going to read 5,000 pages, we would rather get the smug sense of superiority that comes with toting Infinite Jest around on the subway.