Bates Motel Reviews & Ratings

Mondays, 9:00 PM ET on A&E

60 minutes

The teenage years of Norman Bates from Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho."
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Nov 17, 2015 6:05PM EST
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Very chilling psychological drama. It gives a great insight into how someone can have multiple personalities and not even know about it. The fact that it is based on a real story just makes it all the more intriguing.

Very chilling psychological drama. It gives a great insight into how someone can have multiple personalities and not even know about it. The fact that it is based on a real story just makes it all the more intriguing.

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Mar 8, 2016 6:04AM EST
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If you're a fan of Psycho, I recommend reading/youtubing Slavoj Žižek's analysis of the film, and how each floor of the Bates motel relates to different parts of Norman's psychology - Id, Ego, and Superego. It's super interesting, and brings a whole new dimension to the movie at least.

If you're a fan of Psycho, I recommend reading/youtubing Slavoj Žižek's analysis of the film, and how each floor of the Bates motel relates to different parts of Norman's psychology - Id, Ego, and Superego. It's super interesting, and brings a whole new dimension to the movie at least.

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Mar 22, 2015 11:55PM EDT
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Really great acting on this show... such that I can't watch it right before bed because Norman is creepy as hell!
The only thing this show needs is a new network... A&E is too small for this show and it needs better marketing. Other than that, it's perfect and I highly recommend it.

Really great acting on this show... such that I can't watch it right before bed because Norman is creepy as hell!
The only thing this show needs is a new network... A&E is too small for this show and it needs better marketing. Other than that, it's perfect and I highly recommend it.

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by ZacELB
Mar 11, 2015 11:14AM EDT
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What Can I Say About Bates Motes? It's Filled With Action, Suspense And Just The Right Amount Of Creepy! The Complexity Of The Characters Is Unparallelled! It's A Great Series, It's Bold, Daring, Bloody And Bordering On Immoral!! It's Unique!

What Can I Say About Bates Motes? It's Filled With Action, Suspense And Just The Right Amount Of Creepy! The Complexity Of The Characters Is Unparallelled! It's A Great Series, It's Bold, Daring, Bloody And Bordering On Immoral!! It's Unique!

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Oct 11, 2014 8:57PM EDT
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Creepy and stunning. Their relationship has you cringing.. it's a must watch!

Creepy and stunning. Their relationship has you cringing.. it's a must watch!

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Sep 15, 2014 6:56PM EDT
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A great twist on a classic. I was a little nervous at first after reading the book and watching the movie, however its a great way to develop Norman Bates backstory. I strongly recommend watching it.

A great twist on a classic. I was a little nervous at first after reading the book and watching the movie, however its a great way to develop Norman Bates backstory. I strongly recommend watching it.

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Aug 11, 2014 8:22PM EDT
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At first its a little weird, and might take a little to get used to, but it's well worth it. This is so well written and i love how each character grows and how what you thought was true in the beginning is completely wrong.

At first its a little weird, and might take a little to get used to, but it's well worth it. This is so well written and i love how each character grows and how what you thought was true in the beginning is completely wrong.

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Aug 4, 2014 12:46AM EDT
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The relationship between Norma and Norman makes me kind of uncomfortable at time, this show is very Kubric-esk, it reminds me of Clock Work. It's worth giving a chance, but I'm still on the fence.

The relationship between Norma and Norman makes me kind of uncomfortable at time, this show is very Kubric-esk, it reminds me of Clock Work. It's worth giving a chance, but I'm still on the fence.

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Jul 12, 2014 7:30AM EDT
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Hmm, this is a bit of a strange one. Wouldn't dream of missing an episode, but at the same time am not sure how much i like it. The story is certainly engaging and the acting top notch, but somehow the story stretches just a little too thin, there's too much else going on that could be tv shows in themselves: the drug ring: the sick girl trying to fit in with her peers; the unhinged mother. While it works in some respects, I often find myself urging the writers to just get to the point. That said, by the conclusion of the second series we did seem to be focusing more on Norman's problems and developing the arc of the character that leads to Norman Bates - aka Psycho.Will just have to see what season 3 brings

Hmm, this is a bit of a strange one. Wouldn't dream of missing an episode, but at the same time am not sure how much i like it. The story is certainly engaging and the acting top notch, but somehow the story stretches just a little too thin, there's too much else going on that could be tv shows in themselves: the drug ring: the sick girl trying to fit in with her peers; the unhinged mother. While it works in some respects, I often find myself urging the writers to just get to the point. That said, by the conclusion of the second series we did seem to be focusing more on Norman's problems and developing the arc of the character that leads to Norman Bates - aka Psycho.Will just have to see what season 3 brings

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Mar 4, 2016 10:04PM EST
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This show is off the chain! The writing and acting is so----good. I can't wait for it to start next week.

This show is off the chain! The writing and acting is so----good. I can't wait for it to start next week.