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Bates Motel continued to develop and reveal the disturbing relationship between Norma and Norman Bates as it introduced several new story threads in the series this week. The first few minutes of the episode alone touched upon multiple facets of Norman's complex personality. First, there is his interest in what is essentially torture manga. This is a particularly interesting aspect of the show. No, not because torture manga that is possibly based on the actual kidnapping and abuse of women is so wonderful. It's interesting because Ed Gein, the inspiration for the Norman Bates character, was obsessed with pornography. As many serial killers are. READ MORE...
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