I don't like Law and Order. Or CSI. Or NCIS. Or ... ...
Don't get me wrong, I love the characters and I love the plots and I love the concepts, but I have been interested in criminology and forensics since I was about 12 weeks in the womb. Forensic TV shows are starting to drive me crazy because it makes everyone an expert. News flash: you're damn well not an expert after watching an episode of CSI. And if you don't do things the way that they do them on CSI, you must not know your job, right? Wrong.
Shows like that also frustrate me because they make it harder for me to be taken seriously as a student of forensics - which is applied across several disciplines, and pretty much involves your-field-as-translated-into-a-courtroom. I'm a chem student first and foremost, but the moment I say that I want to go into criminology and forensic analytics, people assume I got into the field I'm in because I want to be like Abby. Or because I want to hang out with cops. Or because I'm just an airhead fangirl with nothing better to do with my life. Begging your pardon, but I did not learn to read results from a mass spectrometer just so I could hang out with the real life version of Tutuola. It doesn't work that way.
If it sounds like I take crap like this personally, I kinda do. Congratulations, Law and Order, on having 20 seasons. Now get the hell off the air, and good riddance.