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The teenage years of Norman Bates from Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho."
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Dec 13, 2014 1:28PM EST
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That TV show is so great it turns you.. well actually it turns me into a nervous wrack every time i watch it.

It really requires balls to have the audacity to turn such a creepy and acclaimed book and movie into a successful tv show and they made it so far.

Such a great cast and a french actor in the mix :D ... so many awards ! You won't regret watching it, definitively not a waste of time !

I wish them many many great seasons.

That TV show is so great it turns you.. well actually it turns me into a nervous wrack every time i watch it.

It really requires balls to have the audacity to turn such a creepy and acclaimed book and movie into a successful tv show and they made it so far.

Such a great cast and a french actor in the mix :D ... so many awards ! You won't regret watching it, definitively not a waste of time !

I wish them many many great seasons.

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Oct 16, 2014 8:52PM EDT
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Having seen Psycho, this was a must see to understand the origins of Norman Bates. I must say, it has been a thrill to watch.

Having seen Psycho, this was a must see to understand the origins of Norman Bates. I must say, it has been a thrill to 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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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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May 13, 2015 4:20PM EDT
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It is very interesting to have a peek in the life of Norman Bates as an teenage boy. His development is very scary and that makes the show so good I think.

It is very interesting to have a peek in the life of Norman Bates as an teenage boy. His development is very scary and that makes the show so good I think.

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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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Feb 23, 2015 7:48PM EST
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Alfred Hitchcock never imagined the impact of his thriller, much less that someone would be interested in creating a prequel. Bravo to Freddie and Vera for giving life to the most outrageous fiction-duo of the 1960's!!!

Alfred Hitchcock never imagined the impact of his thriller, much less that someone would be interested in creating a prequel. Bravo to Freddie and Vera for giving life to the most outrageous fiction-duo of the 1960's!!!