Part II of my weekly ‘This Week In Horror’ column. For mini-recaps of ‘The Following,’ ‘Bates Motel,’ and ‘Hannibal,’ see Part I.
Welcome to This Week In Horror! In this two-part column I dissect (pun intended) the most popular blood-soaked shows on television. Part I will be a series of mini-recaps outlining the highlights... http://www.starpulse.com/news/Jefferson_Grubbs/2013/04 more
It's interesting, as the series progresses, Bates Motel is feeling less and less connected to the source material.The show was designed to be its own animal, of course, and, again, often feels more like a Twin Peaks "strange people in a strange town" dram more
Sometimes really good TV Shows can become really great TV shows with a single episode, tonight Bates Motel crossed that rarely approached threshold with the episode "The Truth". From episode one, Bates has really managed to set itself apart from the trapp more
We're at the midway point in Season 1 of Bates Motel, and my overall take away is that it's best to simply strap in, and enjoy the ride. Sure, there have been sizable leaps in logic along the way, an occasionally schizophrenic tone and a tendency to get a more
What I have to commend Bates Motel on more than anything (even Vera Farmiga‘s exceptional insanity) is that it doesn’t hide behind mystery to an absurd point, yet it doesn’t burn through plots too quickly. The pacing is, in a word, excellent. We’re a litt more
Since its premiere, every episode of Bates Motel has managed to expose some new mentally unstable or unsavory character. If it isn't a character shocking the audience, it is some mysterious discovery, violent act or shocking secret. Last night's episode, more
We’re officially in the back half of our first season of Bates Motel with tonight’s pivotal episode “The Truth”. With only ten episodes to air, and tonight being our sixth, we’re now ramping steadily up to the end game here. With an episode like tonight’s more