‘Ladies, please …’ Class or No Class

Robin Maryland, president, ActSensuous

If you’re like me (and really, for your sake, I hope you’re not), there are a few TV shows that piss you off. 

You see, it really irks me when people miss opportunites:  To make a statement, to do the right thing, to be special.  With that in mind, here are the most obvious: 

TV shows that piss me off

  •  Deal or No Deal 

Like the game – hate the dumb models.  Sorry, but the models rely on their short and beautiful dresses, their fancy high heels, their big hair and big – you know – brains, rather than glamming it up for the big occasion and wearing pantyhose.   Not impressed. 

Now, I will say this:  The few times it’s aired, the special Deal or No Deal Around the World is great. 

The Real Deal

A case in point, the models of the Phillipines, left, not only have the class and grace to wear pantyhose, they come out and do a rousing little coordinated dance routine to the show’s opening theme music. 

It’s very creative and really cool.

Likewise, the models in Estonia have the good taste to wear pantyhose.  In fact, I’m sure the models in all the countries except the good old USA “get it” and wear pantyhose. 

Back to DOND in the U.S., when the banker makes a statement with a special gimmick offer, he usually has one of his Robert Palmer band-looking girls deliver it, and she always wears pantyhose and looks incredible.  Why the other models (or at least the idiot costumer for the show) doesn’t see that and say, “We should really dress up all the models” is beyond me.  

OK, one more reason I hate this show:  The idiot contestants, the idiot audience members, and the idiot models always boo or put down the banker at every opportunity, which I understand is part of the act, but the banker is hillarious, and he should get credit for his antics.  Idiots! 

  • Covert Affairs

 That’s right, I said it.  I had such high hopes for this show after seeing it advertised and watching the pilot, both occasions on which the star, Piper Perabo, wore a skirt suit with high heels and pantyhose.  

No longer a "special" agent

Well, that lasted all of that one whole episode.  Since then, the bimbo agent (uh huh) is always bare (bear) legged.  Yeah, like you’re going to go to work at the CIA in a suit and bare (bear) legs. 

Sorry, not a fan! 


A TV show that probably will piss me off 

  • Nikita 

Coming later this month, it’s another version of the “La Femme Nikita” professional assassin story, this time, starring Maggie Q (“Balls of Fury,” “Mission Impossible II or III,” “Live Free or Die Hard”).  

Now, you’ve read my blog – you know how I love and appreciate Asian actresses for always having the good sense and class to wear pantyhose.  Well, I can tell you that I’ve NEVER seen Maggie Q in pantyhose and I am sure she won’t be wearing them in “Nikita.”  I do hope I’m wrong. 

TV shows that make me proud 

  • The Good Wife 

Thank God for this show.  It’s a bigtime corporate lawyer show, so it would really have  infuriated me if the the female cast members weren’t dressed lawyerly.   

Always classy
But they are, and it’s an awesome show, too.  It’s very well written and acted.
Its star, Julianna Margulies, appeared on “The Late Show with  David Letterman” recently, left, and again one night last week, where she wore very sheer nude pantyhose.  I am really liking Julianna for being professional and doing things right.
  • The Closer 

Never watched it, but I have seen it advertised many times and ALWAYS the lovely little Kyra Sedgwick is wearing a skirt suit with pantyhose and heels.  Good for her.  I probably will begin watching that show just to support her. 

  • Ally McBeal 

No, seriously, the series is being re-aired and it’s the first time in 10 years that I’ve seen it.   Wow, talk about pantyhose city!   Calista Flockhart, below right, as the title character, along with fellow lawyers, including Portia de Rossi and Lucy Liu, make this show a real pleasure to watch. 

Adorable attorney

Watching the show is kinda sad though because it harkens us back to a very special time in our past, as even in the scenes where people (extras) are just walking through the streets of Boston, all the women are wearing pantyhose. 

Ahhhh, those were the days. 

OK, readers, what TV shows piss you off because the female stars don’t wear pantyhose in them? 

Or what shows make you proud because they do? 

Let us know.

8 thoughts on “‘Ladies, please …’ Class or No Class

  • The only TV series that in fact did have all female cast members wearing pantyhose and stiletto high heel shoes was the CBS TV series Vegas, Vegas series starred Dennis Quaid as Sheriff Ralph Lamb and Michael Chiklis as Chicago mobster Vincent Savino, who moved west to set up his own operation. The Lamb character is based on a real-life former rancher who served as Sheriff of Clark County from 1961 to 1979. Sadly to say the TV Vegas series ran on CBS from September 25, 2012 only to be canceled by CBS on May 10, 2013.

  • I really like both USA Network Original Series Suits and White Collar; Suits stars Patrick J. Adams as Michael Mike Ross and Gabriel Macht as Harvey Specter working at a law firm in NYC. In the first season they had some of the female cast members wearing either nude and black pantyhose, afterwards all female cast member went barelegged. White Collar starring Matt Bomer as con-man Neal Caffrey, and Tim DeKay as Special Agent Peter Burke, sometimes some of the female cast members would wear either nude or black pantyhose but not always. Sad to say most female cast members were mostly barelegged.

    • Thank you for your comment, djrealmadrid2k, and welcome to The ActSensuous Blog. I never got into either series, but if I had, and then the females cast members started going bare-legged, I would have stopped watching the shows. Thanks again for participating in my blog.

  • It seems as if there are no shows on tv these days in which women wear pantyhose. Even the models on game shows like the price is right don’t even wear pantyhose. Back in the 70’s and 80’s, the models on that show always wore pantyhose. E.M.

    • Hi E.M.

      I hear ya. Actually, you should check out two game shows: Lingo, where model Shandy, almost always wears pantyhose, and “Catch 21,” in which co-host Mikki Padilla always wears. Both are very lovely and I am impressed that, as young as they are, they both have the professionalism and class to wear pantyhose. If you get the Game Show Network through satellite or your cable provider, you can find those shows. Thanks again for your comment.


  • there was one show back in the 1990’s that towards the end of the show’s run, most of the female characters wore either tights or pantyhose with their dresses and skirts and that was Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Melissa Joan Hart is continuing this trend with her new show Joey and Melissa.

  • I watch very little television… But i feel on this side the pond… The lack of wearing pantyhose on television does not reflect of wearing on the streets..
    Over here you see more younger generations now wearing pantyhose..

    Take Care


  • sorry to say but the only time you see pantyhose on a TV show is a morning news program like The Today Show. at least we know that Meredith Vieira is a dedicated pantyhose wearer and admits she likes to wear pantyhose.

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