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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Norman spends the day with a surprise visitor; Norma attempts to keep secrets from being revealed.


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 Norma Louise Bates / ... (30 episodes, 2013-2015)
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 Norman Bates (30 episodes, 2013-2015)
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 Dylan Massett (30 episodes, 2013-2015)
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 Emma Decody (29 episodes, 2013-2015)
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 Sheriff Alex Romero / ... (27 episodes, 2013-2015)
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 Bradley Martin (13 episodes, 2013-2015)
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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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Motel Bates  »

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The exterior of the Bates' house is a faithful reproduction of the design for the characters' house in Psycho (1960), which was in turn modeled by Alfred Hitchcock after Edward Hopper's 1925 painting The House by the Railroad. That painting was the very first one that was acquired by New York's Museum of Modern Art (in 1930). 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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Referenced in Epic Ink: It's Chi-Town, Baby! (2014) 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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