Heroes and Heartbreakers has covered everything from triangles involving brothers to cousin lovin’ to twincest, but this may be entering into a whole other level of weird. Welcome to the brother-and-sister love of Dexter and Deborah Morgan.
Sure, Game of Thrones’s Cersei and Jamie are brother and sister, but that series is comfortably set in the dark ages and in a fantasy world. It might skeeve us out, but really it’s OK because it’s not real. But the love between adoptive siblings that have been raised as brother and sister in a contemporary world hits a little too close to home for a lot of viewers.
If you missed it, the recent season finale episodes of Dexter had Deb dreaming of kissing her brother and then admitting that she loves him to a therapist right before finding out a little more about her brother’s hobbies. Needless to say things have not been easy for the Deb/Dex camp since the event. Apparently, the fan outrage has managed to get the network chief to defend the decision.
Honestly? I’m not all that bothered. Mainly because ol’ Dex has said from the beginning that Deb is the only girl he has ever truly loved. And Deb, to borrow a phrase from a certain book, is just fifty shades…OK, maybe they both are, I guess.
What do you think, is Showtime taking the bond between brother and sister too far? Can you think of any other incestuous romances that may have worked? (Only thing I got is Flowers in the Attic and I’m not ready to call that a success.) How far is too far with inter-family romance?