"When you bend over, I can see your IUD." Gregory House, M.D.
Let me begin by saying I love House. I love Hugh Laurie. I love Wilson. I love Robert Sean Leonard. I don't, however, love Lisa Cuddy.
I'm not sure where to begin but I know where it will always end up. Her fricking attire. Cuddy is supposed to be the administrator of a huge, well-respected hospital in Princeton, New Jersey. And yet she dresses in too tight skirts with too tight and too low cut blouses and sweaters like she's auditioning for a Hot for Teacher video. If I walked into a hospital and saw someone dressed like that I would assume either a) she's a stripper who suffered a slip and fall from the pole at work, b) she's an "enterprising" legal assistant/paralegal who is sleeping with her boss who is representing said stripper over the said slip and fall or c) she's a hospital receptionist who is looking to bag a wealthy doctor.
Okay, maybe a bit extreme but isn't Cuddy supposed to be over 40? I know the show likes to pull revisionist moves, like telling us a season or two ago that Cuddy was pushing 40 (bitches, PLEASE) after telling us from the beginning that Cuddy and House met in medical school - - but the bags and wrinkles under Cuddy's eyes tell me she's AT LEAST early forties, if not mid-forties. Nothing wrong with that. Except that the show insists on dressing her like the twenty-somethings play teenager-somethings on 90210.
Just stop, already. Dress her like a woman who has completed medical school, worked as a doctor and worked diligently to achieve that level of success. She can still be attractive and, yes, even sexy.