Bates Motel Season 1 Review “Underwater”

Bates Motel returns tonight with the penultimate installment “Underwater”, as the Bates family deal with the aftermath of Norma finding Zach’s body in the bed last week, and the subsequent fallout with the enigmatic and uber-creepy Jake Abernathy. The first shot shows the potheads from last week’s episode look on as the body of Deputy Zach Shelby is brought down the steps of the motel for the second time. It’s been an ongoing complaint for me that the big moments of this show are never really given many chances to breathe, and that was again the case here. I would have liked to see a little more of Norma’s reaction to this, but all we got was a scream last week and then we cut ahead to her speaking to the cops. These are all things that can be fixed in season two of this series, but I feel like there is a lot of instances in this show where we focus on storylines or characters that really don’t seem to matter too much in lieu of focusing on storylines that I really want to see. READ MORE...
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