Bates Motel (2013 - )

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We Liked: Freddie Highmore and Vera Farmiga play Norman Bates and Norma Bates very well. This makes the audience attached to the characters and makes the story matter.

We Disliked: It is bittersweet that the town is so messed up. This takes away from the focus on Norman Bates but also allows the story to progress because no one catches onto Bates being a killer.

Our Final Take: 4 / 5 Good

Bates Motel (2013)

Synopsis: "Bates Motel" is a contemporary prequel to the genre-defining film "Psycho," and gives a portrayal of how Norman Bates' (Freddie Highmore) psyche unravels through his teenage years. Fans discover the dark, twisted backstory of Norman Bates and how deeply intricate his relationship with his mother, Norma (Vera Farmiga), truly is.
Cast: Michael Eklund, Terry Chen, Vera Farmiga, Joshua Leonard, Mike Vogel, Olivia Cooke, Fiona Vroom, Terence Kelly, Richard Harmon, Kathleen Robertson, Jillian Fargey, Keegan Connor Tracy, Andrew Howard, Brooke Smith, Max Thieriot, Ian Tracey, Kelly-Ruth Mercier, Brittney Wilson, Kenny Johnson, David Cubitt, Nicholas Carella, Freddie Highmore, Nicola Peltz, Peter Stebbings, Austin Nichols, Tracy Spiridakos, Keenan Tracey, Vincent Gale, Anika Noni Rose, Jaime Ray Newman
Directors Olatunde Osunsanmi, Tim Southam, Tucker Gates, Roxann Dawson, Phil Abraham, Ed Bianchi, Christopher Nelson, Nestor Carbonell, Max Thieriot, Sarah Boyd
Genres Horror, Thriller, Drama, Mystery
Year: 2013
Runtime: 45
MPAA Rating: R
Awards: 5
Nominations: 61
Writers: Robert Bloch, Anthony Cipriano, Carlton Cuse