It's a sign of good storytelling when you hate the concept a TV show is based on but find yourself engrossed in the show itself.
That's the way I feel about The Crown, the Netflix series that I've just finished watching.
I wouldn't say I binge-watched all 30 episodes; I chose to watch a few episodes at a time so as to make it last longer.
That I watched The Crown at all was a surprise, because I have no time for the Royal Family.
They're a bunch of out of touch freeloaders who have never done a real day's work and have mistakenly come to the conclusion that they're clever because they are surrounded by yes men.
The only reason I watched it was because it had received rave reviews and I figured they couldn't have all come from monarchists.
In case you're even later to the party than me, The Crown follows the reign of Queen Elizabeth II through to 1977 - where someone named Camilla turns up on the scene.
The story will continue in season four - due by the end of the year - where Lady Di will make an appearance and things will really get juicy.
Or, now that I think about it, maybe they won't. Perhaps the closer the series gets to the modern era, and the more we recognise the characters appearing in it, maybe it will lose some appeal because we can better judge how close to reality the narrative hews.
But right now, I can enjoy the series free from any concerns about how historically accurate it is. All I know is they've made Prince Phillip out to be the insufferable, intolerant, deluded snob that he is (though his penchant for casual racism hasn't really surfaced yet) and Prince Charles is accurately portrayed as the dullard who thinks himself a genius - so they've got two things right.
What makes the show are the actors playing the Queen - yep, there's two of them. Claire Foy played the young queen in the first two seasons, with Olivia Colman as the older Queen for series three and the forthcoming series four.
These actors have to carry the weight of the title character and they do it well. They even manage to make me believe she would marry someone like Prince Philip.
Well, most of the time.