Re: HBO game of thrones - anyone watching?
I wasn't clear. Realistic in terms of the times the series is suppose to be based in - only royal blood mattered, women are treated as property, children are wedded-off for power, bastards do not inherit, women do not inherit, people are sometimes helpless to change their destiny. And as far as how Martin handles his character - lets just say that it isn't Harry Potter nor it is the lord of the rings, a lot less innocent, the characters are much more complex, don't know if you can see it on the show, but it is very clear in the books.
As for the incest, yes - the queen is sleeping with her twin brother. In the books, their relationship is at the heart of the plot (at least in season 1). It's destructive and all consuming - and a lot more than just the sex. Hopefully they can address it properly on the show, as well.
The magical and supernatural is a very small part of ASOISF (a song of ice and fire, the head title for the entire series)