Bates Motel: Season 1 (2013)


Season 1
Bates Motel

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Bates Motel utilizes mind manipulation and suspenseful fear tactics, on top of consistently sharp character work and wonderfully uncomfortable familial relationships.

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Critic Ratings: 45

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User Ratings: 880

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Episodes

Air date: Mar 18, 2013

Widow Norma Bates and her shy teenage son, Norman, seek a fresh start in a coastal town filled with secrets; the arrival of an unexpected guest turns the Bates' lives upside down.

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Air date: Mar 25, 2013

Dylan immediately begins causing trouble; the Bates are drawn into the secrets surrounding White Pine Bay.

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Air date: Apr 1, 2013

Dylan learns there is more to his new job than he originally thought; Emma and Norman make a shocking discovery.

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Air date: Apr 8, 2013

Norman escapes from Deputy Sheriff Zach Shelby's house with the help of his brother Dylan, who creates a diversion - but the girl he found in the basement is left behind. He tells his mother what has happened but she does not believe him.

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Air date: Apr 15, 2013

Norma receives some much-needed help, while Norman desperately awaits his mother's return home; Emma and Norman follow more clues, leading to a big discovery.

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Air date: Apr 22, 2013

Dylan asks Norman to move in with him; Norma warns Emma that some things are best kept to themselves.

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Air date: Apr 29, 2013

The Bates Motel welcomes its first guest; Norman learns that popular girls come with many complications.

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Air date: May 6, 2013

A mysterious stranger causes problems for Norma; Bradley is not happy when rumors spread at school; Dylan and Remo go on a fateful road trip; Norman takes up a grisly hobby.

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Air date: May 13, 2013

Abernathy increases the pressure; Bradley and Dylan connect; Miss Watson encourages Norman's active imagination; Emma takes a trip.

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Air date: May 20, 2013

Romero decides to take action; Norman brings Emma to the dance; Norman gets a ride home from Miss Watson.

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Cast & Crew

Vera Farmiga
Norma Bates

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Freddie Highmore
Norman Bates

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Max Thieriot
Dylan Massett

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Olivia Cooke
Emma Decody

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Nicola Peltz
Bradley Martin

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Nestor Carbonell
Sheriff Alex Romero

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Mike Vogel
Deputy Zack Shelby

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Keegan Connor Tracy
Miss Watson

Actor
Carlton Cuse
Executive Producer
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Critic Reviews for Bates Motel: Season 1

Audience Reviews for Bates Motel: Season 1

  • Jun 05, 2021
    Season 1 has a much more outlandish and wild story compared to the later seasons, but even the even the final events of episode 10 pull it throuhg as a seemingly happy teen-drama truly bieng a a facade for a dark twisted story about a mentally ill child. Worth the watch completely but still not as good as the other seasons.
  • May 20, 2021
    Fantastic Superb performances by Vera Farmiga and Freddie Highmore. Gripping throughout.
  • Dec 01, 2020
    Best show ever! period.
  • Jun 01, 2020
    Un comienzo bueno pero luego se vuelve un poco lenta
  • May 30, 2020
    rape's not good. 9/10.
  • May 23, 2020
    Love, Love, Love it! I'm gonna be honest, at first I thought it was gonna be kinda weird but hey I had time on my hands.. My Mom and I binged it within a little over a week!
  • May 19, 2020
    Alfred, onde quer que esteja, deve se sentir orgulhoso. Uma das maiores séries já produzidas!
  • Jan 25, 2020
    I'm a fan of the original Psycho movie back in the day, the 80's I believe it was. So, I was psyched about this series. I watched it on a binge and addiction is an understatement. This was one of the best written series I've ever seen in my life. It's done so well, viewers might find themselves loving all the characters. When this happens it makes it very difficult to choose sides. Ugh, I love Norman. I wish there was more to see but it ended. This is one of the few shows I can watch re-runs of because the acting was so superb. This series is a Masterpiece.
  • Dec 17, 2019
    Great suspense series, could not stop watching. I think the actors were fabulous, I was never distracted by bad acting, IMO that means these are all great actors in this series. The story was also great, I was on the edge of my seat for the entire 5 seasons. The crux of this story shows how the ripples of domestic violence affects many more than just the two initial fighting adults (parents). Like a virus it affects anyone and everyone, and lasts for years, maybe forever.
  • Nov 19, 2019
    Couldn't stop watching! A masterpiece!

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