Bates Motel

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



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AIRED ON 5/5/2014

Season 2 : Episode 10

Show Summary

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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  • Norma, Mama Mia!

    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
  • Awful!

    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
  • They've got it going!

    Knowing how many movies, remakes, shows have been made out of Robert Bloch's novel, at first I was quite sceptic - I mean, how much more can they get out of that book without making it look generic and tedious ? It turns out - a lot. Although the events in this TV show have never been described in Bloch's book, the writers on this show did make them seem quite authentic. Bates Motel rocks it for one more reason - Vera Farmiga. I am so glad she left FX's AHS to do this one. As for the kid - Freddie Highmore - he has been the right amount of creepy and good. Awesome show! Please, A&E, don't ruin it!moreless

    Every Tuesday I say that, that is until the season finale of this AWESOME SHOW. THE ACTING THE DRAMA, AND NORMA!!!!!!!
  • Captures the viewers

    Its different, and we love it. Every episode just keeps us guessing. My hubby and i have got really intrigued with the show and cant wait until the next episode comes out. The main characters, norma, norman the sheriff etc are fantastic in capture their roles which i believe captures the viewers. Well done to you all and please keep them coming.

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    Drama, Suspense