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Bates Motel: Season 2 (2014)

Seasons:
1
Bates Motel: Season 1
Bates Motel: Season 1
81%
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tomatometer

86

Average Rating: 7.2/10
Reviews Counted: 14
Fresh: 12 | Rotten: 2

Bates Motel reinvents a classic thriller with believable performances and distinguished writing.

67

Average Rating: 6.5/10
Critic Reviews: 6
Fresh: 4 | Rotten: 2

Bates Motel reinvents a classic thriller with believable performances and distinguished writing.

audience

95

liked it
Average Rating: 4.5/5
User Ratings: 133

My Rating

Season Info

The teenage years of Norman Bates from Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho."

Genre: Drama

Network: A&E

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Episodes

1
Air date: Mar 3, 2014

Gone But Not Forgotten

Norman struggles to cope with Miss Watson's death in the Season 2 premiere. Meanwhile, Bradley goes to extreme measures while searching for her father's killer.

2
Air date: Mar 10, 2014

Shadow of a Doubt

Norma distracts Norman from his obsession with Miss Watson.

3
Air date: Mar 17, 2014

Caleb

Norma forms an alliance; Emma begins a new relationship; and Norman falls under the influence of a townie girl.

4
Air date: Mar 24, 2014

Check-Out

Dylan questions his loyalty to Norma and Norman.

5
Air date: Mar 31, 2014

The Escape Artist

Norman confides in Cody; Norma makes a deal with a mysterious man.

6
Air date: Apr 7, 2014

Plunge

Dylan takes control of a volatile situation; Norma and Norman's relationship is threatened; and Emma finds herself in a dangerous situation.

7
Air date: Apr 14, 2014

Presumed Innocent

Zane threatens Dylan; Norman questions Norma's faith in him.

8
Air date: Apr 21, 2014

Meltdown

Romero investigates Miss Watson's murder. Meanwhile, Dylan is presented with a difficult choice; and Norman pushes Norma away.

9
Air date: Apr 28, 2014

The Box

Norma tries to connect with Norman. Meanwhile, Romero turns to a former colleague for help.

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All Critics (14) | Top Critics (6) | Fresh (12) | Rotten (2)

When it directs its crazed energy at imagining all the ways Norman Bates and his mother will end up losing, Bates Motel sings.

March 25, 2014 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
Slant Magazine

This pulpy re-imagining of the Bates family history is easily one of the best things on TV.

March 11, 2014 Full Review Source: HollywoodChicago.com
HollywoodChicago.com

This is pretty far from the original Psycho and I like it when a show like this gets darkly humorous with its own legacy.

March 4, 2014 Full Review Source: RogerEbert.com
RogerEbert.com

Bates Motel sings in its second season opener, moving both closer to the Psycho mythos and further away at the same time.

March 4, 2014 Full Review Source: TV Equals
TV Equals

As long as the episodes stay this exciting and well done, I'm not gonna have any complaints!

March 4, 2014 Full Review Source: TV Equals
TV Equals

If you like your thrillers seasoned with a little sharp-edged wit and can embrace the joy of some very heightened drama, then this is the show for you.

March 4, 2014 Full Review Source: IGN Movies
IGN Movies

Season 2's opener feels slow and repetitive, as if Bates Motel is stuck on a loop

March 3, 2014 Full Review Source: Washington Post
Washington Post

In Freddie Highmore's depiction of the adolescent Norman, it's possible to see the gears turning in his head, to see the normal development process going hideously off-track, paving the way for what we know becomes of the adult.

March 3, 2014 Full Review Source: Denver Post
Denver Post

A&E's Bates Motel has managed to cut its way into discussions of the very best the crowded horror genre has to offer.

March 3, 2014 Full Review Source: Cleveland Plain Dealer
Cleveland Plain Dealer

The show is very well-acted and, for those who like such things, suitably scary.

March 3, 2014 Full Review Source: USA Today
USA Today

Even if you're not as crazy about Psycho as I am, Bates Motel has a delirious allure, and its name is Vera Farmiga.

March 3, 2014 Full Review Source: TV Guide
TV Guide

Bates Motel remains such a well-acted show that it discourages casual viewing more and more with each episode.

March 3, 2014 Full Review Source: New York Daily News
New York Daily News

[It] returns with similar craziness [to Those Who Kill], while still facing the same pitfalls about being hamstrung by where it fits into the movie's universe.

February 28, 2014 Full Review Source: Variety
Variety

There's no better one-two punch on TV today than Bates Motel's Vera Farmiga and Freddie Highmore.

February 27, 2014 Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly
Entertainment Weekly

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