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[TV] Next On “Bates Motel” Episode 1.06 “The Truth”

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At this point I think I’m just gonna have to catch up with “Bates Motel” and power through at the end of the season. Still haven’t seen it. In episode 1.06, “The Truth,” “Norma warns Emma that some things are best kept to themselves, whilst Dylan asks Norman to move in with him.

A&E’s “Bates Motel,” from executive producers Carlton Cuse (“Lost”) and Kerry Ehrin (“Friday Night Lights”), is a contemporary prequel to the genre-defining film Psycho and promises to give viewers an intimate portrayal of how Norman Bates’ psyche unravels through his teenage years. Fans will have access to the dark, twisted backstory of Norman Bates and how deeply intricate his relationship with his mother, Norma, truly is.

“Bates Motel” airs on A&E Mondays @ 10/9c. Head inside for the TV Spot!

  • Ferddie-Krueger

    C’mon watch an episode. Its a really good show and your starting to sound like a broken record.

  • mcgillj

    I agree check the show out. I will say its not so much a literal could connect to the original film style prequel and takes some liberties with Norman but its still a great show if you can read it not as a prequel but a reimagining prequel…

  • djblack1313

    i also agree. the show (and HANNIBAL) is fantastic!

  • Nothing333

    The show is getting a bit silly with the numerous crime subplots of the town. It’s like the writers are trying to fit 10 genres into one series. Plus we the audience are supposed to view all of this as a build up to the original Psycho? I think the series is more like a less esoteric and less focused Twin Peaks meets the CW. The fact that this kid is Norman Bates seems almost like an after thought.

  • VictorCrowley

    I am enjoying the show for the most part, but I do agree with the notion that it isn’t shaping up to be a proper lead-in to Psycho. Norman’s character is way too normal and his mother is nothing like she was portrayed in Psycho IV (the true prequel). In it, we get an easy sense of why Norman turned out the way he did. His mother was cold, very cruel, and extremely weird and eccentric. About ten times moreso than her Bates Motel counterpart. It’s simple to fathom how the son of that character turned into what we saw in the Psycho movies. If we were to pretend those movies never happened and were going to come after Bates Motel concludes, Norman is gonna be the girl-stealing pimp who resents and defies his mother’s memory rather than lives his life in honor of it and what he thinks she wants him to do, and only kills when he feels threatened (just like everyone else).

    So far, there have only been a couple faint hints toward Anthony Perkins’ Norman Bates we struggled to understand. Him keeping the belt of the guy who raped his mother and being defiant of his mother’s love interest. Other than that, he’s just a typical overly-sheltered mama’s boy.

    There’s still plenty of time for things for things to evolve in right direction of the character, but right now, the show is centering way too much around other issues and characters.