|Genre:||Drama, Mystery, Thriller||Country:||USA|
|IMDB Rating:||8.1/10||Released Date:||18 Mar 2013|
Bates Motel is how it’s always been. It’s strange and off-kilter, it plays with truth and hints at extremely dark acts without usually showing the violence all the way through. Like Norman, we only get glimpses, and we aren’t always sure the difference between fantasy and reality. Bates Motel is in many ways its own fantasy world, curated by Norma and Norman, yet it’s often best when it grounds itself in emotional truths, like Norman’s escape to Portland last year. In fact, though Norman’s decent is the one we’re most anticipating and fearing, it’s Norma who is the one to watch, because she now has to come to grips with some damning truths about her son, their relationship, and what that means for her. And for viewers, it means more weirdness, mystery, and everything we’ve come to expect from Bates before.