Generally, period dramas are a far cry from reality. We all know that Henry VIII was a far cry from Jonathan Rhys Meyers on the hotness scale. I’m willing to bet Mr Selfridge didn’t rock a mustache as well as Jeremy Piven either. Still, there is something so addictive about period dramas, I just can’t turn away from them. If you don’t feel the same, you clearly do not know what you are missing. For fellow addicts and period newbies alike, here are my most addictive favorites.
1. The Tudors
The Tudors is like the king of all period dramas. Somehow, Jonathan Rhys Meyers goes from being super hot to quite repulsive in the space of four seasons. Maria Doyle Kennedy makes me love Catherine of Aragon, and Henry Cavill…I don’t think I need to say any more then. There are quite a few twists on what actually happened during the 16th-century. Still, The Tudors is addictive, right from the entrance of Anne Boleyn through to Henry’s exit.