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Meh. I'm not particularly weirded out by that (at least in stories set in the older eras). Rome, the TV series, had the same thing, after all.
There was an incestuous pairing in Rome
? I watched all three series but I don't remember that... I do remember the brother/sister pairing in Spartacus: Vengeance
though it was only alluded to, never shown.
Game of Thrones
was especially brutal this evening. I've read the books, which don't shy away from violence, but for a single episode it seemed overkill. All I could think of was 1984
during the interrogation scene.