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They've done a smart job of building a cryptic, threatening world around the disturbing relationship at its center.
We keep getting distracted from what should be the main focus of the series - Norman's bizarre relationship with his mother - by subplots involving other bad guys.
Having started with a bad premise, producers Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin then made it infinitely worse by rejecting the loneliness and isolation that were the nucleus of Hitchcock's film.
All in all, its assured storytelling and fine performances give a worthy contemporary spin to a classic.
Bates Motel completely missed that point - and by doing so, ends its first season with an absolute dud of a finale.
The result is a show respectful to the memory of its illustrious predecessor, yet confident enough not to be overshadowed by it.
Thus, the series can be seen perfectly without having seen Psychosis and is equally enjoyable for those who pay homage to Hitchcock. [Full Review in Spanish]
If it can balance out the tone a little better, Bates Motel has a shot at being a fascinating show. If not, it looks on its way to be just another show that uses violence to shock rather than for the sake of story.
Between Farmiga as Norma and the potential for Highmore to bloom as Norman descends further into madness, the journey through an insidious small coastal town's underbellycould prove to be a ride worth taking
Audience Reviews for Bates Motel: Season 1
Jun 05, 2021Season 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, 2021Fantastic Superb performances by Vera Farmiga and Freddie Highmore. Gripping throughout.
Dec 01, 2020Best show ever! period.
Jun 01, 2020Un comienzo bueno pero luego se vuelve un poco lenta
May 30, 2020rape's not good. 9/10.
May 23, 2020Love, 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, 2020Alfred, onde quer que esteja, deve se sentir orgulhoso. Uma das maiores séries já produzidas!
Jan 25, 2020I'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, 2019Great 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, 2019Couldn't stop watching! A masterpiece!