Bates Motel (2013– )

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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 ... See full summary »

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 Norma Louise Bates (32 episodes, 2013-2016)
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 Norman Bates (32 episodes, 2013-2016)
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 Dylan Massett / ... (32 episodes, 2013-2016)
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 Emma Decody (31 episodes, 2013-2016)
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 Sheriff Alex Romero (28 episodes, 2013-2016)
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 Bradley Martin (14 episodes, 2013-2015)
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 Caleb (13 episodes, 2014-2015)
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 Gunner (13 episodes, 2013-2015)
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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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Series Writer 'Bill Balas' actually has Cystic Fibrosis, and was the inspiration for the Emma Decody character being afflicted with the disease. See more »

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Norma Louise Bates: Why do crazy people keep gravitating towards me?
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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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Riveting - worth watching
20 March 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The pilot was quite riveting. The lovely and talented Vera Farmiga is excellent as the complicated possessive Norma Bates. Freddie Highmore doesn't yet have the creepiness of Anthony Perkins but it's early days lets see how things develop and he transforms. The supporting cast looks promising too.

Some unexpected things - it is set in the present day. A bit puzzling why all the pretty girls are so into the geeky Norman.

It is much better a prequel than Carrie Diaries which has too many inconsistencies. Norman Bates story is quite an open book and the coming story holds lots of possibilities. This is one to watch.


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