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 (18 episodes, 2013-2014)
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 Norman Bates (18 episodes, 2013-2014)
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 Dylan Massett (18 episodes, 2013-2014)
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 Emma Decody (17 episodes, 2013-2014)
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 Sheriff Alex Romero (15 episodes, 2013-2014)
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 Bradley Martin (11 episodes, 2013-2014)
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 Remo / ... (10 episodes, 2013-2014)
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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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Featured in The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards (2013) See more »

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Bates Motel Surprised Me!
8 June 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am pretty picky when it comes to television shows... and I actually really enjoy this one. It isn't my favorite, but it's definitely a lot better than expected! It's certainly on the DVR list.

I think that the actors are actually quite good (so many bad shows with terrible actors/actresses). The cast seems to have been carefully chosen, as the mother suits the role very well and the actor who plays Norman is absolutely perfect for the role. He is endearingly awkward.

I was worried it would be too "teenage" but it is not. It's actually not quite as dark as I had thought, but it is working it's way in that direction... which is good. I like a slow build. We learn more and more about Norman and his "issues" slowly through each episode instead of having it all thrown right in our faces in the first episode.

I suggest giving it a try!!

(sorry if this sucked... it's my first review!!)


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