Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Dexter Inspires More Talk About Television Siblings


As we noted around the turn of the year, the television show "Dexter" has a plotline of interest to this blog. Over at, Dustin Rowles lists "5 TV Siblings Better Suited to Incest Plotlines than Dexter and Debra Morgan."

Have you noticed, folks? Incest is all the rage on the television these days. It’s been a major plot point in shows like “The Borgias,” “Game of Thrones,” “Boardwalk Empire,” and even the last season of a comedy, “Bored to Death.” It came out of left field at the end of last season’s “Dexter,” and it’s still bubbling beneath the surface of Dexter and Debra’s current television relationship. Will they, or won’t they?
Many adopted siblings, stepsiblings, half-siblings, and full-blood siblings (long lost or raised together) explore and experiment, or have lifelong spousal relationships, or having something between. Why shouldn't television reflect that reality?

One couple on the list?
Dean and Sam Winchester (I can only imagine the amount of fan fic already devoted to this)
I don't know about that. There is a lot!

Because of lingering prejudices and discrimination, including in the laws of many places, it can be handy plot device.

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