I have to say this because I was basically emotionally blackmailed into watching vampire diaries by my thirteen year old niece: the actor that played Klaus would have made a better Lucifer, not only does he actually look like hte Neil Gaiman Lucifer, he could mimic the expressions one would expect from a fallen angel way better than that British prick!
And also because he I just hate how that TV series absolutely butchered NG's univerrse!
Yeah, I'll admit, I don't know the comics that well, but this is a series that reeks of wasted potential, I'm almost certain I got off light because of how little I know the source material.
Angel is a good show though (yeah, I don't know if you've seen it, but I feel obligated to tell people that, it's damn good and holds up...fairly well) there was also a short lived series on NBC called Hellblazer. It's not an exact replica of the comics, but, from what I saw, it was pretty decent (of course, NBC never released a Box set, so finding it is kind of a chore, but, if you get a chance it's worth watching).