Ok, cool. And I already know who the Adversary is from Fables, due to all the stuff I read about it on Wikipedia. I'm really excited to read Fables, Y, and DMZ, everything I've read about them sounds really cool. I just wanted to know if I should go into these expecting Spartacus: Blood and Sand or True Blood kinda stuff.
Yeah, I'd say HBO original series would about cover it, unless I'm missing something entirely. I don't think they're meant to be terribly worse than Sandman.
Btw, I know it's a cliche, but you should read Sandman whenever you get the chance. Even if you don't like Neil Gaiman (other than Miracleman, I've liked nothing else the man has ever done). It's probably in your local library.