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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: Horror, Drama, Suspense

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  • 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

  • All in all, its assured storytelling and fine performances give a worthy contemporary spin to a classic. Show More

  • If discovering the sinister particulars of how they'll get there [the film Psycho] is the driving force of Bates Motel, the surfeit of subplots might be seen as a series of speed bumps or potholes, slowing an otherwise ferociously entertaining two-hander at every turn. Show More

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