Bates Motel

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Monday 10:00 PM on A&E Premiered Mar 18, 2013 Between Seasons

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AIRED ON 5/11/2015

Season 3 : Episode 10

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Bates Motel takes a look into the early years of famed "psycho" Norman Bates. Described as a mash up of Twin Peaks and Smallville, the show pulls you into the twisted and macabre world of Norman and his mother Norma.

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  • oh man!

    10
    This show is the bomb!! I am loving it! each time, leaves me wanting more! I am tired of the teasing as far as Norma and Romero and Dylan and Emma!! there soooo close to being more than "friends"and super cute! I like Norma! shes one of my favorite characters and I hate Norman but I suppose the show wouldn't be much fun with out him.
  • The real psycho

    7.5
    I believe this show has the potential to last years, however, when the show comes to an end; being the psycho fan I am, It would be awesome to show Romero and Norma as lovers: Basically, Norman and Norma lose Emma from her illness, Dylan loses his life through the business, and Norman turns to Norma for what he needs, However, as much as she loves him, Romero has become the shoulder she needs in that moment, and like in the original psycho movies; she and her "lover" are killed by her Norman and it will show him opening the motel as .......moreless
  • the N-square factor of the Bates' equation...

    9.5
    The chemistry between Farmiga and Highmore is unbelievable! Farmiga is the ideal Norma to the Norman we met in Simply memorable performances on a strong script!

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    One of the few shows that without hesitation and beyond the shadow of a doubt can call itself a prequel!

    A show that, episode by episode, builds a realistic story to a unique end, the creation of Norman Bates - as main character in Bloch's novel Farmiga and Highmore with stellar performances elevate the story on every sarcastic comment they make, every fake smile they share and every desperate measure they take to protect each other.

    It's an extraordinary show that tears down our impression that Norman Bates was always a psychopath and gives a convincing answer on why he was never properly socialized, on how he developed an abnormal relationship with his mother and how he eventually developed the Oedipus complex.

    It's a great psychological thriller!moreless
  • Great show

    9.0
    When is it coming back on, I love this show and its the only show that I followed faithfully week after week
  • Awful!

    1.0
    Bates Motel is dry, slow and boring. The storyline is cheesy and very predictable ... so predictable that my family keeps saying, I'd Swear You Saw This Before! The only reason I keep watching it is because I'm a captive audience. There isn't anything else on TV that the household is interested in watching and so other household members started watching this by default (per se); since we don't have a family room, I 'have' to watch this show while others watch it but they think it's corny, too. I must admit that I am the one who is most bothered by the cheesiness of this show; the others think it's cheesy but it doesn't irritate them, like it does me. I'm surprised that Vera Farmiga would associate herself with such a series because her skills are above this ... perhaps Ms. Farmiga decided to participate so she could lend some advice to the writers, producers, etc. (LOL). The actors / actresses are of various skill-levels but I will make no discriminatory remarks because they all have to start somewhere and as with any trade, most people tend to get better over time. I just hope this holds true for the writers!moreless
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