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Centers on a mother and son who come to a new town so that they can start over and set up a new business, but a lot of mysterious incidents happen, including the unanswered and horrible acts of the son.
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Norman plans a special event for his mother; Romero experiences pressure over his actions; Dylan considers reaching out to Norman.


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 Norma Louise Bates / ... (40 episodes, 2013-2016)
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 Norman Bates (40 episodes, 2013-2016)
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 Dylan Massett (40 episodes, 2013-2016)
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 Emma Decody (39 episodes, 2013-2016)
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 Sheriff Alex Romero / ... (37 episodes, 2013-2016)
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"Bates Motel" is a contemporary prequel to the genre-defining film "Psycho," and gives a portrayal of how Norman Bates' (Freddie Highmore) psyche unravels through his teenage years. Fans discover the dark, twisted backstory of Norman Bates and how deeply intricate his relationship with his mother, Norma (Vera Farmiga), truly is. Written by A&E Television Networks

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A boy's best friend is his mother. (Season 1) See more »


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Motel Bates  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Series Writer 'Bill Balas' actually has Cystic Fibrosis, and was the inspiration for the Emma Decody character being afflicted with the disease. See more »

Goofs

The outside of the Bates house is extremely small. The front porch is no more than 10 feet wide, and the whole house less than 25 feet wide, and perhaps 30 feet deep. (This is about the size of 4 of their hotel rooms.) And yet many of the rooms inside the house are much larger than this. The master bedroom alone is at least 30'x30', and it is just one room on the upper hallway, that includes a vaulted stairway. See more »

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Norma Louise Bates: [repeated voice in Norman's head] Norman, you know what you have to do.
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Names in the main credits have one letter (in each part of the name) in blue neon, like the Bates Motel sign. The letter is usually at or near the middle of the name. See more »

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Great cast , interesting episodes so far
26 March 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I wasn't expecting much from this series but a combination of good cast and fun episodes makes me look forward to this series on Mondays, right after The Following :D. The two main characters also are fantastic in the show. Freddie Highmore is always great in his roles and he even looks like a younger Norman. He puts on a very believable, soon to be psycho, Norman bates. And of course Verga Farmiga is also great as the overprotective mother.

Only thing I don't like so far is how "close" the mother/son are. Hopefully it doesn't turn into something like incest which would be a big turn off to the show.


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