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Air Date: March 18th, 2013

Network: A&E

Series Summary
Teenager Norman Bates and his widowed mother take a stab at starting over in a coastal town.

Rating: TV14

Genres: Suspense, Horror, Drama

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  • This final incarnation of Bates Motel still has all the strengths of the earlier years, but now with a real sense of shape and purpose. Show More

  • All in all, the stories about the town feel somewhat contrived, and the lead characters' arcs feel predictable, despite the texture the actors are occasionally able to give the material. Show More

  • There is, periodically, a kind of daringly reckless, Lucille Ball-like slapstick physicality that Farmiga brings to the role, and it contributes a welcome lightness to the show’s often grim proceedings. By contrast, Highmore’s exceedingly subtle, adroit work is slowly filling in the portrait of psycho-Norman at a perfect pace for a weekly television series. Show More

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