Convicted of a decade old crime of transporting drug money to an ex-girlfriend, normally law abiding Piper Chapman is sentenced to a year and a half behind bars to face the reality of how life changing prison can really be.
"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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Norma's car is a 1973 Mercedes Benz 280 SE 4.5. See more »
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 »
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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