Bates Motel: T.V. Review
March 30, 2013
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In the classic horror movie Psycho, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, viewers tend to cover their eyes in horror at the monstrous things Norman Bates does. However, in the new hit A&E series, Bates Motel, one will not want to take their eyes away from the screen and miss a second of this riveting new show. The Bates Motel is a modern day prequel to Alfred Hitchcock’s movie Psycho. In the 1960 movie, Norman Bates is a psychotic killer due to the emotional abuse he received from his mother. When Norman and his mother, Norma, have a falling out, he kills her and stores her corpse in the house. However, shortly after he murders his mother, Norman feels guilty and develops Dissociative Identity Disorder as a result of him wanting to repress the fact that his mother is gone. He later assumes the role of his mother, and has a split personality between Norman and Norma.
The Bates Motel series premiere on March 18 did more than succeed fan’s expectations; it left them wanting more. Within the past two episodes the show’s viewer ratings have gone up by one million viewers. Only two episodes in and the show is already an A&E hit. Fans are dying to know what happens next. When does Norman go psycho? Will the sheriff ever find out what Norman and his mother did to Keith Summers? Norman has an older and more attractive brother…since when? Will there be a possible love triangle between the tragic Emma, the popular Bradley and the very awkward and confused Norman? Although fans cannot accurately predict what will happen next, some might know what will happen to Norman and his mother down the line.