Bates Motel

bates motel TV showNetwork: A&E
Episodes: Ongoing (hour)
Seasons: Ongoing

TV show dates: March 18, 2013 — TBD
Series status: Has not been cancelled

Performers include: Vera Farmiga, Freddie Highmore, Olivia Cooke, Nicola Peltz, Keegan Connor Tracy, Max Thieriot, Nestor Carbonell, Mike Vogel, and Richard Harmon.

TV show description:      
This TV series is a contemporary prequel to Alfred Hitchcock’s most well-known film, Psycho. It provides an intimate portrait of how Norman Bates’ psyche unraveled through his teenage years — including his intricate relationship with his mother and how she helped forge the most famous serial killer of them all.

Norma Louise Bates (Vera Farmiga) is a resilient, intelligent, beautiful, and complicated woman. A contemporary single mother, she is emotionally complex and utterly devoted to her Norman. She’s constantly juggling her own needs and some hardcore baggage, all while trying to create a new home in a new town for herself and her son.

Smart, quietly funny, handsome and sometimes shy, Norman Bates (Freddie Highmore) is a 17 year old boy who has an intensely close bond with his mother. He’s resistant to starting over in White Pine Bay, but begins to change his mind as he starts to spread his wings. His mother isn’t the only woman in his life.

Emma Decody (Olivia Cooke) is a quirky, pretty, intelligent 17 year old girl who has cystic fibrosis and is also an “old soul.” She gets an almost immediate crush on Norman and always finds her way to his doorstep.

Meanwhile, Bradley Martin (Nicola Peltz) is a beautiful, popular, and affluent, 17 year old who befriends Norman out of kindness. She’s soon surprised to find herself drawn to him in other, deeper ways.

At school, Miss Watson (Keegan Connor Tracy) is Norman’s compassionate and beautiful Language Arts teacher. She’s taken with Norman as a student but senses he may have some deep emotional issues that are going unchecked.

Things get more complicated at home for Norman when his half-brother from Norma’s first marriage shows up. Dylan Massett (Max Thieriot) is an edgy outsider in the family dynamic. He’s a lost soul and a drifter who finds himself, by necessity, drifting back into their troubled lives.

Sheriff Alex Romero (Nestor Carbonell) is the “moral” center of the town, although morality is often a shifting line here. Imposing and discerning, he gets involved in Norma Bates’ life after an unfortunate incident at the motel.

Deputy Zack Shelby (Mike Vogel) is young, handsome, and clear-eyed. He has an immediate attraction to Norma and finds himself drawn into her life and wanting to take care of her.

Series Finale:     
Episode #TBD
This TV series has not ended yet.
First aired: TBD

  

What do you think? Do you like the Bates Motel TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for another season?

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  1. Caroline Corbin says

    I love this TV series…and was hooked from the very first episode!! Please don’t cancel this one anytime soon…I would be a faithful watcher 😀 I vote to keep the show and to bring it back for many more seasons to come!! High-Five!!!

  2. Cathi says

    P.O.S., not worth watching. I was looking forward to this series, but was sorely disappointed. I wouldn’t miss it.

  3. Margaret L. says

    I like the show! It’s a bit twisted in Hitchcock tradion, but it shows the resilience of a rather complicated woman surviving life’s obstacles with weird things happening to her. Although it spends too much time reviewing the past episodes. I hope it isn’t cancelled.

    Peggy

  4. Charles White says

    I could not believe that I had watched the last show. I turned on the tv the next Monday and my heart dropped. “It’s Over!!!

  5. Tere Garrett says

    I looked forward to this show every Monday.
    and I don’t watch TV. It would be Crazy to cancel

  6. Sandy Cramer says

    This is one show worth keeping. We look forward to every night that it is on. Please keep this one going!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Elena walker says

    Please don’t cancel this show, I relly love it , it’s a new twist of the old tale, it’s intriguing and misterious. The cast is very good and the story line can stay interesting if the writers use their imagination and not get in the rut. I personally vote for bringing it back next season. Two thumbs up!!!!

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