Bates Motel (2013–2017)
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Norman worries about revealing too much to Dr. Edwards; Norma hires an artisan to repair a window; a crime investigation threatens Romero's new life.

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Sarah Boyd

Writers:

Carlton Cuse (developed for television by), Kerry Ehrin (developed for television by) | 4 more credits »
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Episode cast overview:
Vera Farmiga ... Norma Louise Bates
Freddie Highmore ... Norman Bates
Max Thieriot ... Dylan Massett
Olivia Cooke ... Emma Decody
Nestor Carbonell ... Sheriff Alex Romero
Marshall Allman ... Julian Howe
Lindsey Ginter ... Mac Dixon
Damon Gupton ... Dr. Gregg Edwards
Andrew Howard ... Will Decody
Ryan Hurst ... Chick Hogan
Alessandro Juliani ... Vic a job interviewer
Jaime Ray Newman ... Rebecca Hamilton
Jason Asuncion ... Pineview Patient
Daniel Jacobsen ... Hardware Store Clerk
Graeme McComb ... Chris
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Preparing for a new life with Emma and her father Will Decody, Dylan applies for a Seattle sales job, which he gets after admitting his experience in weed 'trade'. After his scary adventure with Julian, he seems lethargic under medication, Norman commits to therapy with Dr. Gregg Edwards as if a father figure of confidence, who learns about his mother-fixation, witnesses and recognizes his next incident of incarnating her personality after an imaginary supportive visit from her warning against betraying family secrets. Norma is happy to bump in a store into a handyman who can repair the motel's broken stained glass, even designs a new one, but is scared to learn it's Chick Hogan, whom her brother hired and abused, wanting her to help him to revenge, as for her rape siring Dylan. Sheriff Alex Romero duly worries about the federal investigation into the bank machinations, finds his room bluntly searched in secret, and instills the seriousness of the situation into his flirtatious ex, ... Written by KGF Vissers

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 April 2016 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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[first lines]
Norma Louise Bates: [about the break-in] Are you sure we should be cleaning this up? Maybe we should dust for prints or something.
Sheriff Alex Romero: They wore gloves, Norma. There's no prints.
Norma Louise Bates: They? Who's they?
Sheriff Alex Romero: They, he, she, whoever it was.
Norma Louise Bates: Well, did they have to break my favorite window? That's mean. That's personal. What the hell, Alex? I have been so good. I've totally kept to myself. All I've been thinking about is Norman and getting him better. I've been busy marrying you. I haven't had time to piss anyone off.
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References Jaws (1975) See more »

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Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart
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Written by James F. Hanley
Performed by Vera Farmiga
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An Uninvited Guest.
13 July 2019 | by Arth_JoshiSee all my reviews

Bates Motel

Anthony Cipriano, Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin, it took these names to recreate the Hitchcockian legacy, balancing the fame and art, it is TV horror- something that hasn't quite cultivated as it has in cinematic life- among the best. First of all, it is one of those rare spin-off that works, it bucks the trend, but that's not saying a lot considering that we haven't had major success in such derivations. And it is to not be easily forgotten that even a huge funded show as such, the series took some time before it started running on the field smoothly. Some might give it a few episodes, personally I think it was from the third season where they finally agreed, in sync, to what or how they have to showcase this troublesome family. And it is a family event.

Unlike the films, this one deals majorly with the reasoning and history of why these members were pushed like such. And as far as that part is concerned, I find that they are hitting all the notes on the right scale. Do notice that whenever a family drama is involved, the chapters soar above all the other genre it claims to be. Some of the best elements are them, these family members, trying to resist and accept each other in the middle of this blood bath and crime sites that they take along with them, wherever they go.

Another expected outcome, is the performance of the cast. The creators have invested smartly on Vera Farmiga and she serves the appetite you were expecting from her. What's surprising is, Freddie Highmore- especially in third season where he transforms from something innocent to less innocent- pouring his soul out, he crafts this infamous character with precision and watery communicative eyes. Just watching these two reside in Bates Motel, makes the day for me.

Refraction

Getting down to the real problems, the fear of knowing someone is has to be and is the theme focused. Yet, none of the track crafts those admirable attempt into the dramatic or cinematic event that they hoped for, a productive forward pass.


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