"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
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In "Psycho" Norman tells Marion that he only stuffs birds. He stated he could never do a dog or a cat like other people. However, in "Bates Motel" he first acquires his interest in taxidermy with a dog and is seen working on other mammals as well. See more »
Bates Motel is a binge worthy, down and dirty, yet artfully crafted masterpiece. Add the talents of Vera Farmiga, Freddie Highmore and Nestor Carbonell and you have the holy grail.
The story line is well thought out- the acting is superb, the texture dark and frightening.
Vera Farmiga is probably the most under rated actor in the business. She is similar to a shape shifter, able to morph into something unique to the part she is playing. I guess that is the definition of " great actor "
She reminds me of that line from a song by Billy Joel, " She has a way about her "
That way is pleasing, both to the eye, and to the soul.
And as for Freddie Highmore, as I watched him develop the character, I began to believe that he really was insane. Great acting.
Nestor Carbonell as Sheriff Romero. Everything you believe a Sheriff should be-a rough, tough, take no prisoners type of guy.
Things he did weren't always on the up and up, or even legal- but you found yourself still rooting for the guy.
Catch this show. You will find yourself thoroughly satisfied.
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