Bates Motel Reviews & Ratings

Mondays, 10:00 PM ET on A&E

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The teenage years of Norman Bates from Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho."
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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.

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Sep 20, 2015 7:44PM EDT
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I just can't say enough about this show. The entire origin story of Norman is very intriguing and the acting is spectacular.

I just can't say enough about this show. The entire origin story of Norman is very intriguing and the acting is spectacular.

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Mar 20, 2015 9:50PM EDT
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I have a confession to make. I have never seen Psycho. I keep meaning to but every time I go pick up movies I wind up finding new ones I want to watch. However, this means I'm not biased by the inevitable movie comparisons.

This show is good. Well written and creepy. They do the violence in a way that makes it horribly clear as to what happened without actually showing much. That takes good acting and good directing.

Freddie Highmore manages to be sympathetic and creepy which can be difficult to balance. Despite knowing where he is heading I can't help hoping for him to turn it around.

Vera Farmiga is really impressive as well. It doesn't take long to why she has been nominated for this role for quite a few awards.

Also, bonus points for Nestor Carbonell and those gorgeous eyes.

I hope it continues for a long time without jumping the shark.

I have a confession to make. I have never seen Psycho. I keep meaning to but every time I go pick up movies I wind up finding new ones I want to watch. However, this means I'm not biased by the inevitable movie comparisons.

This show is good. Well written and creepy. They do the violence in a way that makes it horribly clear as to what happened without actually showing much. That takes good acting and good directing.

Freddie Highmore manages to be sympathetic and creepy which can be difficult to balance. Despite knowing where he is heading I can't help hoping for him to turn it around.

Vera Farmiga is really impressive as well. It doesn't take long to why she has been nominated for this role for quite a few awards.

Also, bonus points for Nestor Carbonell and those gorgeous eyes.

I hope it continues for a long time without jumping the shark.

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Aug 29, 2014 12:02PM EDT
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Great show! really creeppy and exciting!

Great show! really creeppy and exciting!

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Jul 16, 2014 9:39PM EDT
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Eerie, interesting, and downright tragic at times. The modern day prequel to Psycho is not for the light hearted. Vera Farmiga's incredible portrayal of Norma Bates shines alongside Freddie Highmore's Norman.

Eerie, interesting, and downright tragic at times. The modern day prequel to Psycho is not for the light hearted. Vera Farmiga's incredible portrayal of Norma Bates shines alongside Freddie Highmore's Norman.

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Jan 30, 2017 2:27AM EST
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May sound strange, but I'm waiting for it to end and then I'm gonna binge watch the whole thing. If I live that long. That's the only drawback I can see to that plan. This show really wasn't at all what I expected and it's been just amazing. Love it!

May sound strange, but I'm waiting for it to end and then I'm gonna binge watch the whole thing. If I live that long. That's the only drawback I can see to that plan. This show really wasn't at all what I expected and it's been just amazing. Love it!

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Apr 16, 2016 6:38AM EDT
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creepy and weird, but awesome to watch

creepy and weird, but awesome to watch