Aired: 2000-

Forget the spin-offs, the original CBS series was the best new crime drama since Law & Order, birthing a slew of horrible half-assed imitators—as well as a nation of suspicious girlfriends who started busting out the blacklight to catch you in a lie. Clean-up on aisle bedspread!

The CSI set was actually broken into once, and the thieves were never caught. Way to use all that expensive-ass equipment, guys.