I did not see the show,but overall it is well done in all aspects, from production values to storyline. I am 57..endured early childhood incest from mother and father, and later non -family offenders. The parental abuse started in home around 2 years of age, and evolved into various physical versions until about age 8. More pronounced is the lifelong conflict, I experience with the surviving mom/abuser. Perhaps more irrational than the male parent sex acts, is the mom emotional poison that pollutes a young boys core being.
While it is likely most teens can physically resist an assault or perhaps escape from the premises, a young child has no where to go, no options. My own self, is still derailed with the emotional escape that is impossible. I say impossible to illustrate my experience. No animal in the wild that i am aware of, sexually seduces a child, or their offspring. They may eat a new born or abandon for practical reasons, or in some cases I think ..mammals might exert power on an immature offspring, with implied rape or dominance, but, typically it is the male that is acting out. True ,the female in the wild is protective to extremes, but I am unaware of incest in most species, at least mother to male infant or youth.
Anyway, in my life, the disconnect between a traditional nurturing mother-son relationship, quickly erased any semblance of normalcy or ability to accept a parent as portrayed in most of civilized society. The abnormal roles that become adopted by both participants, become ingrained in the boys DNA. The unspoken destruction of any boundary or adult role, produce deep rooted tensions and at a purely mental and emotional level, the seduction from the mom never stops, even if you are apart by oceans and mountains. Even years of no communications do not blunt the turmoil and stress. In my early teen years, my fathers sexual advances were easily thwarted by my ability to fight or flee. My ability and preparations to end his predatory actions, included killing him, which at age 14, is not uncommon, if you read between the lines on teen murders of fathers. I did not pull the trigger, but there was no issue at fearing jail or whatever..I just started going out every night at age 14.
So..at age 18 pr 43 or whatever, the mom-son incest festers into such a vortex of intensity, helplessness and numbing, the>