Bates Motel 3 Seasons 2014

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Season 2
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1. Gone But Not Forgotten TV-14 CC

Norman fixates on the death of Miss Watson. The economic livelihood of the motel is threatened when Norma gets unexpected news about the bypass project. Bradley's hunt for her father's killer drives her to dangerous extremes.

Starring:
Vera Farmiga, Freddie Highmore
Runtime:
44 minutes
Original air date:
March 3, 2014

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Season 2

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26 of 29 people found the following review helpful By BackToGood on May 11, 2014
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BATES MOTEL SEASON 2 (2014) immediately picks up from the freshman Season 1 finale of Miss Watson's murder with her funeral in the season-opener, then jumps forward 4 months later to the beginning of summer, when all of Season 2 takes place. Business is booming at the Bates Motel, as Norma Bates (brilliantly brought to life by Vera Farmiga, who hopefully gets her overdue Emmy that she should have won for Season 1!) is gleefully bouncing around running her little roadside motel and living the good life with her #1 son Norman (superbly essayed by young phenom Freddie Highmore, more on him later) and her estranged son Dylan (played with understated excellence by Max Thierot). Also on board is Emma DeCody (winningly played by the refreshing Olivia Cooke), who helps Norma and Norman run the motel, and Sheriff Alex Romero (exquisitely performed by Nestor Carbonell), who is trying to keep peace in the not-so-sleepy town of White Pine Bay, Oregon. These 5 major characters return from Season 1 and continue to help shape this amazing series!

A very early subplot of Season 2 involves Bradley Martin (admirably reprised by Nicola Peltz), who is suicidal over her father's brutal death back in Season 1. Bradley exacts revenge against the person she deems responsible (drug leader Gil) and then Norman and Dylan must work together to bail her out. Bradley's actions in the first episode sets the stage for Season 2's major drug-war subplot and introduces several new characters to the fray. Enter Zane Carpenter (played with sleazy, slick glee by Michael Eklund) who takes over as Dylan and Remo's boss. Special mention should also go to Ian Tracey as Remo, a minor character introduced in Season 1, who returns to help keep stability to the show.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By BlueVistaGT on April 12, 2014
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I purchased both seasons because I like the story lines and the actors do an excellent job portraying their characters. Who would have thought that Norma Bates, mother of a psycho killer, would be the alluring and sultry woman that she is in this series - Wow. I look forward to every new episode.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By tracey on August 29, 2014
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Bates Motel is the next take on the Alfred Hitchcock famous classic film Psycho. What set this apart from the bad countless movies except the groundbreaking original is that it focuses on Norman and his Mother relationship as he is going down that path that makes him into the adult Norman Bates in 1st Psycho movie (played so well by Anthony Perkins).... Freddie Highmore (August Rush, Toast) is the teen Norman Bates who is showing sighs of mental breakdown because he having blackouts that he has no memories of his actions. His Mother is aware of his blackouts,and what he capable of when having one. She sets out to shield him and protect him. Unfortunately she is a women who is unstable with a long history of abuse and traumatic occurrences in her own life. She also a magnet for the wrong people and wrong things. Which just causes Norman abnormal behaviors to get worse. The series is solid in story telling it's cohesive with Alfred Hitchcock vision and is extremely well acted by Vera Famgia and Freddie Highmore The first season was one of the best debut of a Television series in tv history. With both star Freddie and Vera getting praise and Vera a Emmy Nomination for best actress in a Television series. The second season had a hard act to follow. It manages to be even better going deeper into the life of this tragic mother and son...introducing new plot twists . The second season we see Norman trying to make sense of his actions and trying to exert his will more often while pulling apart from his controlling mother with deadly results. If you like dysfunctional family shows (or movies like Donnie Darko, Carrie, Breaking Bad, Nurse Jackie) you will like this series
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Rampage Jackson on March 3, 2014
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Bates Motel started out on a high note for it's season 2 premiere. Everything you loved from the first season is back, and sets up for a very promising second season. The show is dark and humorous, the performances from the actors are so fun to watch, especially Norma and Norman. I love that you never know what Norma is going to say in a situation. Make sure you watch Psycho before so you can see the easter eggs sprinkled in the show. Great show, great premiere, can't wait to see how the season plays out.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By C. K. Lidster TOP 1000 REVIEWER on March 2, 2015
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Considering there have been about 28 people killed in the sleepy little town of White Pines since the Bates showed up, the residents are remarkably unfazed. If they have a population of 2800, 1% of the town's residents have been murdered in a period of several months. If that death-rate continues, Norman, Dylan, and Sheriff Romero will wipe out the entire community in just under six years, AND all three of them have full-time jobs or school to deal with. Excellent work.

I had fairly low hopes for this show. Gus Van Sant's remake of 'Psycho' was a perfect example of 'Why are we doing this again?'-film-making; a shot-for-shot redux of Hitchcock's classic. But 'Bates Motel' is a very different breed of stuffed owl; it sets the iconic house and motel in a modern-day environment, and takes on the ambitious task of charting the transformation of Norman Bates -- from the polite, helpful. sensitive boy who is intensely close to his mother, to the completely insane 'Psycho' who stuffs her dead body and becomes 'possessed' by her murderously punitive pseudo-personality. There's more soap than subtlety here, but the writers keep the drama simmering 1-degree below boiling-point whenever a situation isn't in straight-up melt-down mode. The town of White Pines is like Twin Peaks, if the residents traded in their LSD and Shrooms for good old-fashioned coke and a few metric tonnes of sour diesel. Nestor Carbonell is brilliant as Sheriff Romero, bringing a gravity and enigmatic charisma with him from 'Lost' (where several of the writers and producers, like Carlton Cuse and Javier Grillo Marxuach, were scribbling and pointing and yelling before they moved into the Bates Motel).
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