ok, it is true. i love this show...it is the perfect guilty pleasure to enjoy while working on photos, crafting, or just about anything (though sometimes if i get distracted i need to rewind it!). it is not family-friendly, being a bit risque, and who knows how historically accurate it is (lets face it, probably not very) but just enjoy it for what it is...another piece of small-screen cinematic fanfare from showtime. the costumes are perfection, the actors are absolutely gorgeous, and there is enough drama to rival any soap opera (but better!). have fun.