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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 Bates (50 episodes, 2013-2017)
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 Dylan Massett (50 episodes, 2013-2017)
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 Emma Decody (49 episodes, 2013-2017)
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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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$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Norma's car is a 1972 Mercedes Benz 280 SEL 4.5. See more »

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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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Norman Bates: It's just a dream, Dylan.
Dylan Massett: You wouldn't want to actually hurt anybody though, would you?
Norman Bates: Of course I wouldn't want to. I've never wanted to hurt anyone. Except you once in a while.
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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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If 'Psycho IV" had been made into a TV series...
20 March 2013 | by See all my reviews

An avid fan of Hitchcock, I thought this pilot was well done. Though, it was interesting to see an iPhone ring in Mother's house, being this is set in the modern day. Olivia Hussey left some big shoes to fill after her portrayal of Norma Bates, but I think (given this pilot) Vera Farmiga was well cast by the producers.

"Bates Motel" was well shot, written, acted and executed... all while being appropriately disturbing already. In order to fully appreciate it, you should watch the 1960 original, and the made-for-TV prequel. That's where "Motel" will take the torch and continue the pre-story of how Norma basically created who AFI lists as their #2 Top Villain of all Time.

I also enjoyed watching Freddie Highmore continue where Henry Thomas left off. I believed Thomas as a younger Perkins, and I believe Highmore as a younger Thomas. I appreciated the opening scene too, as it touched on an area where previous Psycho-related movies skipped.

I have high hopes for "Bates Motel" and will continue watching it. But, I must admit my bias, as "Psycho" is in my Top 5 favorite movies of all time list.

"Well, a boy's best friend is his mother."


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