Hot men? Check. Deliciously dramatic and topical story line? Check. Stunning ball gowns? Check.
It looks like Belle definitely conforms to our favourite things about period dramas!
Here's why we want to go back to the world of corsets and petticoats...
1. We'd have hilarious elders and their pearls of wisdom
There’s always seems to be an elder woman in every movie who knows what’s what. If only we were so bloody sassy.
2. The dancing
When did we go from touching palms with our dance partner and twirling away to bumping and grinding to Avicii in a sweaty night club? We want to go to a Grand Ball goddamit!
3. You'd always feel like a Princess
It would be slightly problematic to wear a bustle on the bus nowadays, but we’d be quite happy to don a huge gown for a stroll in the gardens!
4. We'd have so much spare time
In the good old days wealthy women spent their time, well, waiting for eligible bachelors to show up.
For some reason we're okay with that.
5. The fabulous customs
The bowing, the curtsying, the standing to attention, the throwing of a handkerchief into a crowd of soldiers – the list goes on! The only problem is it would be rather hard to remember them all…
6. The horror of the terrible misunderstanding
If we were in a costume drama and became embroiled in any tragic situation, we would quite simply be vocal about it and nip the problem in the bud. No months of misery for us!
7. The men
8. Speeches of love and devotion
Why does NO ONE speak like this now? Why?
9. The men’s clothes
You thought Alan Rickman in high waist breeches was a bad thing? THINK AGAIN.
10. Did we mention the men?
We just wanted to reiterate how utterly sexy and wonderful they all were.
11. The sheer drama
EVERYTHING WAS SUCH A CRISIS BACK IN THE DAY. For example, NEVER go for a walk in the rain lest you want to catch pneumonia and nearly die. Every day would be full of risk and adventure!
12. The quick engagements
You meet someone, you like them, you propose to them. Dating?! Pssh.
13. Natural beauty is key
No faffing about with rouge for the upper class ladies! Every day is a #nomakeupselfie day. We might be laid bare more, but it would save SO much time!
14 . The underhand bitchiness
In period drama world, all the fighting has to be sneaky. We could thrive in this backhanded society!
15. Writing long love letters
Tinder? What is Tinder? We have written a heartfelt sonnet with our quill and parchment, and have sent for a rider to dispatch it immediately to our one true love!
Which is your favourite period drama movie? Tweet us @sofeminineUK