Some people are addicted to thrills or drugs, Robert Palmer said you’re addicted to love, and some of us can’t get through the day without a caffeine fix. But if you’re reading this site, you just might be addicted to historical costume movies and TV shows. If you identify positively with the statements below, yep, you’re one of us. You’re addicted and there’s no 12-step program that can help! #SorryNotSorry
You May Be Addicted to Historical Costume Movies and TV If…
You yell at the screen when you see metal grommets in a historical costume movie or TV show.
Just the mention of Braveheart will cause swearing.
Glenda Jackson is your Queen Elizabeth
Jennifer Ehle is your Lizzie Bennet
Kirsten Dunst is your Marie-Antoinette
Katharine Hepburn is your Eleanor of Aquitaine.
You’ve left a scythe around for your male sig.other in the hopes that he’d get a hint about the gardening.
Visiting Highclere Castle sounds like a better vacation than going to DisneyLand.
You can spot an unfortunate biggins a mile away.
The Netherfield Ball plays a key part in your sexual fantasies.
You wonder why so many men in Elizabethan period films are dressed for riding while at court, what with all the boots instead of shoes.
Hate-watching Reign is totally a thing.
Free-flowing hair and a lack of hats make your teeth itch.
Colin Firth is your Mr. Darcy.
Alan Rickman is your Col. Brandon.
Sean Bean is your Vronsky.
Toby Stephens is your Rochester.
You love a Shakespearean movie set in any period, as long as it’s World War II or earlier.
When your friends invite you to go see the latest comic book movie opening, you beg off because TMC is showing a Vivien Leigh double-feature.
Your dogs are named the Dowager Pupness and Ruff Poldark.
Back-lacing in 18th-century gowns makes you throw up in your mouth a little.
You’re not British, but your interior monologue has a British accent.
Two words: cravat porn.
How else can you tell if you’re hopelessly addicted to historical costume movies and TV shows?