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5 TV Siblings Better Suited to Incest Plotlines than Dexter and Debra Morgan

By Dustin Rowles | Seriously Random Lists | October 15, 2012 | Comments ()


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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? Who is shipping Debra and Dexter?

Isn't this exactly what Rick Santorum predicted would happen if we allowed gays to marry? It's a slippery slope, folks, but hey! As long as we're slipping down it, here are five television siblings that I'd rather watch having sexual relations than Debra and Dexter Morgan.

Michael Bluth and Lindsay Bluthe Funke -- Arrested Development

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Adam and Sarah Braverman (Bonus: Real-Life Couple!)

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Jane and Alex Kerkovich

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Dean and Sam Winchester (I can only imagine the amount of fan fic already devoted to this)

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Ross and Monica Geller (eww)

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  • sepithet

    If Wincest ever became canon I would die a happy death. Ultimate OTP. \o/

  • Mark

    Incest is actually legal in some places throughout the world. Whatever happens between consenting adults I guess.

  • Incest=bad

    They're ALL EWW DAMMIT.

  • Kate at June

    And just where are the Dexter recaps, hmmmm?

  • Strand

    There was that joke on Cracked that the 2 Supernatural guys account for something like "13% of Tumblr." I've only watched a couple of episodes in my life and never followed it, but that slashfic couple does have an abnormally large internet footprint, possibly even moreso than Kirk/Spock, Sherlock/Watson and Merlin/Arthur.

  • e jerry powell

    I'm sticking with Greg and Marcia.

  • Alyson McManus

    Dean and Castiel For Life.

  • cities

    I knew there would be the inevitable "dean and cas" comment in an article specifically talking about INCEST ships just because wincest was mentioned.

  • My_Time_Machine

    How could Heroes' Petrelli brothers not make this list?

    That Wincest hug gif was directed by Phil Sgriccia.

  • Muhnah_Muhnah

    I don't understand the whole "oh they're not blood related, so it's okay" shit. My sister was adopted when she was 10 and my brother was 13 and I can assure you they'd both rather eat their eyeballs raw than even think of each other romantically! You were raised together, you're siblings. End of story. It's gross. At least grow some balls and go all out like GoT!

  • Jason and Sookie have mad chemistry but I don't wanna see that shit.

  • Long_Pig_Tailor

    I'd watch it, but I'll also watch Sookie with Bill despite the fact she might as well be banging a jar of mayonnaise for all the chemistry they have.

    Such is the power of naked Anna Paquin.

  • Groundloop

    Jeebus. Naked Anna Paquin and a jar of mayonnaise. I'm feeling the need to make a sandwich, if you know what I mean?

    And if you do, can y'all clear it up for me?

  • AudioSuede

    What is it with Dexter, of all shows, that everyone feels it's cool to just put spoilers in every headline and photo? It's a series focusing on mysteries with intentionally shocking twists that plays on a premium network that doesn't have a hip online streaming service like HBOGo, it's totally detached itself from its source material so there's no book people can read that will tell them exactly what's going to happen next, and it isn't heinously stupid and devoid of any reason for even hardcore fans to watch.

    Yet somehow, of all the shows on television, Dexter is the show that is most consistently spoiled for me by headlines in blogs and magazines. Is there a rule I don't know about where this is somehow required of every entertainment news organization? I mean, shit, even Pajiba's doing it.

    *Sigh* I really wish I could afford Showtime.

  • Person

    Eh, this plotline was only spoiled here because it's really from LAST season. If you haven't Netflixed or bought the DVD which has been out since the summer, that's on you, man.

  • AudioSuede

    Yeah, because everyone can afford Netflix in the mail or a $50 DVD box set. Fuck me for being poor, I guess.

  • Person

    So why are you whining about being spoiled? Doesn't sound like you'll ever be able to watch if you can't afford to rent it. You plan to watch once it's discounted down to $9.47 on Amazon? If I were you, I'd cancel your Internet service to avoid the next several years of spoilers (plus you could save some dough!). Sorry you're poor, though. That sucks.

  • AudioSuede

    That's a fair point. I would argue, however, that we're not in the television world of twenty, or even ten, years ago; with DVDs and the advent of digital sales of episodes long after an episode has aired, it's to the point now where TV shows ought to be treated like movies when it comes to spoilers. So few people are coming to TV shows when they've aired, often not finding them until months or even years later. We don't tolerate movie spoilers in reviews of new movies, so why should we accept it for television when a large portion of the viewership is getting their viewing on a digital format long after the original has aired?

    I'm not saying don't make posts like this ever. But maybe keep the spoilers out of the headlines and tag them like you would with a movie. Is that too much to ask?

  • KatSings

    The issue here is that you are treating this as though it WERE new. The Deb/Dex incest story is touched upon mid-season LAST season. Which means March of this year, and more than 6 months ago. Movies that came out that long ago? Also have articles discussing them with spoilers. Once things are available on DVD, people get more free with discussion, because the assumption is that the media is more accessible. While I can understand your frustration with finding things out (we've all been there), I don't think the world at large is beholden to put out extensive spoiler alerts to accommodate everyone at all times. There's no assigned length to when it's ok to start giving away spoilers, and if you were to try and assign one, you'd STILL end up with angry people. There's no winning. So if it's really, really important not to have something spoiled, you either get your hands on the material, avoid places where spoilers could live, or make peace with what you may find out. I knew about the end of season 4 long before I saw it - but that was on me. I waited to catch up. I don't blame anyone but myself. And, honestly? It was too good to matter that I knew already. This isn't exactly The Sixth Sense, where ruining the ending totally changes the movie.

  • AudioSuede

    I respect that stance when it comes to articles, but in a headline? I had the fourth season finale spoiled for me as well, also via a headline and a huge photograph on a page in Entertainment Weekly. Am I supposed to avoid Pajiba and entertainment press because of fear of spoilers? I mean, if I'd read that article in Entertainment Weekly knowing I was behind on episodes and knowing there might be spoilers, yeah, I'd be totally in the wrong, but in an unavoidable headline like that splashed across my favorite TV/movie blog?

    Also, the difference between most movies on DVD and premium cable series is access. If you, like me, don't have access to a chain video store nearby, don't get Netflix through the mail, refuse to torrent, and can't afford a box set, then your options basically boil down to hoping you can borrow the series from a friend with disposable cash or waiting until the price comes down which it inevitably will after a long period of time. Movies never cost as much as television seasons, and even then there's Redbox, Blockbuster Express, often Netflix Instant, YouTube Movies, Amazon, iTunes; it's much much easier to see movies in a home release than premium television shows like Dexter or Homeland or Boss.

    I realize I sounded a bit pissy before, so you'd be forgiven for thinking I'm acting a bit entitled, but I think this is a debate that needs to be had, and I happen to think that there should be more tact in similar cases in the future.

  • Kate at June

    There is always pirating if you really want to watch it.

  • Long_Pig_Tailor

    I take your point, but Dexter is absolutely so heinously stupid at this point that it's very close to devoid of reasons for hardcore fans to watch. I was such a fan, until it became clear that nothing was changing (despite the relentless end-of-season voiceovers trying to convince you otherwise) and that the writers had no intention of doing anything at all serious with Dexter until they got an end date. I'm only still on board because they finally did decide to end it and I figure I'll stick it out to the end now.

  • calliope1975

    Dean and Sam fanfic has a name: Wincest. And it numbers in what I can only imagine is the tens of thousands. I'm not into it, but hey, I respect others' kink.

  • Wincest is the reason (okay, one of many) that I never read Supernatural fan fiction. I can't get on the incest train, no matter how hot the passengers. On the other hand, the actors have admitted to reading it, which cracks me up. Better them than me, though.

  • Rooks

    Gee, then you just download the stuff, paste it into your text document and find & replace "Dean" and "Sam" with "Jensen" and "Jared". Makes a much better read... or so I've been told.

  • Anna von Beav

    "Dean and Sam Winchester (I can only imagine the amount of fan fic already devoted to this)"

    I don't think you even can imagine.

  • Long_Pig_Tailor

    *God* cannot even imagine. That's why nobody can find him in the Supernatural universe-- he gave up because Wincest.

  • Snath

    Oh lord, Wincest. If that wasn't already the name, you've certainly done it now.

  • Zen

    That is indeed the 'official' name for those who ship the USS Wincest as it sails through choppy seas and into season eight.

  • Alyson McManus

    Dean and Castiel FOr Life. lol. and yes Wincest is the official name and has been mentioned in Supernatural.

  • Long_Pig_Tailor

    It's not USS, though. They have to keep changing their flag states because of the controversy on-board.

  • lmtj

    They've done it on soap operas quite a few times that when you find you're not really bro and sis or before you out you've been sleeping your sib. It's sad soaps has made me a bit unfazed, nauseous, but still ......

  • lmtj

    *find out*

  • KF

    They were married in real life.

  • SilverDeb

    @50054b349d2dd5263ba4f905a220ddfd:disqus : I think you meant Debra, not Brenda. lol My name is Debra and all my life people have called me Brenda by mistake. I can't believe someone actually did it in print.

  • FriendlyFace

    Oooo Dennis and Sweet Dee from It's Always Sunny!

  • damnitjanet

    Sam and Dean. Rest of my day, ruined.

    /bunk

  • LuLu

    I've been told that you can google some very good photoshopped pictures of Sam and Dean. I mean if you are going to be in your bunk all day - you might as well go all out : )

  • celery

    I've been told that it's a lot more entertaining to google really terribly photoshopped pictures of Sam and Dean.

  • wsapnin

    Dexter and Deb aren't blood relations, right? There was some inkling that Harry may actually be Dexter's dad but I don't think it was ever resolved. Was it? I don't know, I have a hard time remembering what happened last season.

  • barlowjk

    No, it was established in Season One that the guy with the prison tattoos who left Dexter his house in... I want to say Tampa? ...was actually his "bio-dad". This was established by Dexter extracting blood from the corpse and sending it back to Miami, then neglecting his cell phone so that Debra could take the call and find out, and be inexplicably offended. So.

  • Thank you. I always figured the results of that DNA test should have put to rest any 'Harry was Dexter's bio-dad' speculation. Of course, I'm also often wrong.

  • mairimba

    Ross *was* Monica's midnight mystery kisser.

    "You were under the pile of coats?!"
    "I WAS THE PILE OF COATS!"

  • Scottieboy

    "WHAT HAVE I MARRIED INTO?"

  • Dennis & Dee Reynolds.
    Also, post titles like '5 TV Siblings Better Suited to Incest Plotlines' is why I love Pajiba. This isn't your mother's movie blog.

  • Puddin

    My mother's movie blog would consist of nothing but Judi Dench.

  • Guest

    What, your mother has something against Helen Mirren's breasteses?

  • Miss Laaw-yuhr

    Well, couldn't she branch out with a little Helen Mirren? Honestly, that might kind of be a kick ass blog.

  • BierceAmbrose

    Helen Mirren & Judi Dench are incestuous siblings?
    That's ... pretty hot, actually.

    (How do they do it both on top?)

  • e jerry powell

    You would figure that Queen Victoria would be quite reserved about taking it from either Elizabeth I or II.

  • Puddin

    Helen Mirren? "Wanton hussy" would be my mother's words to describe her. Showing off her clavicle at that age. Harumph!

  • My_Time_Machine

    Oh, my gosh, I want to (ironically) take that name for a blog about the awesomeness of Dench and Mirren. Or make that the name of a perfume (which Mirren will promote).

  • the other courtney

    No way in hell Dexter's going that route. American audiences won't go for it. It's one thing to expect folks to allow for the moral ambiguity in his being a serial killer, incest is way beyond that scope. Besides, it would imply ickifying Brenda (shut up, it's a word) and she's currently his only saving grace. Harrison doesn't count because he's a baby and all babies are good and pure and all that bullshit.
    Only evil people sleep with their siblings (Borja's, GOT et. al). Brenda is still "good" and has to remain that way.

  • e jerry powell

    Incest in this case is only a technicality, since Dexter is an adopted Morgan rather than biological (remember that icky pool of his mother's blood in season one?), but it's still pretty icky, particularly now that Hall and Carpenter are totes divorced.

  • celery

    Jaime Lannister isn't evil! He's nuanced.

  • Groundloop

    True enough. That Kingslaying SOB is nothing but layers. Layers of id, ego and narcissism that keep repeating like a sociopathic lasagna.

  • Debra Kessing

    lmao
    from now til eternity Jaime will be the sociopathic lasagne to me :D

  • Fabius_Maximus

    That is the best description of Jamie I've seen to date.

  • Which is, incidentally, what they are having in the employee cafeteria today.

  • lowercase_ryan

    I wouldn't call Jimmy Darmody evil. He's no saint, but not evil.

  • Danar the Barbarian

    Jimmy wasn't evil, but his mom might be. Too bad we're not seeing much of her this season. A crazy dame for sure!

  • e jerry powell

    Oh, please, Jimmy's mom is so freaking over-the-edge Jessica Lange Lady Macbeth loopers that she makes Satan seem friendly.

  • wsapnin

    Who is Brenda?

  • mch

    He's gotta mean Debra

  • the other courtney

    Yah - sorry. Debra. I never liked her character, clearly I refuse to bother remembering her name.

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