Well readers, the time has finally come for the premiere episode of A&E’s Bates Motel which will air Monday at 10 p.m. ET. The series will explore Norman’s backstory, played by Freddie Highmore, and will take a look at the events that helped shape him into the infamous serial killer that we all know and fear. It’s a contemporary prequel to the genre-defining film, Psycho, and will give us an intimate portrayal of Norman Bates’ teenage years. It’s a fascinating idea led by a solid cast of Highmore, Vera Farmiga, Max Thieriot, Nestor Carbonell, Mike Vogel, Nicola Pletz and Olivia Cooke.
I’ve really been looking forward to Bates Motel since it was announced because I love the idea of visiting Norman’s younger years to get an inside look at what made this kid turn into the monster he becomes. I know some of you have been on the fence about it for a while so now that it’s finally here, let me know if you’ll be tuning in!
25 thoughts on “Will you be checking into the ‘Bates Motel’ tonight?”
It looks pretty good! I was skeptical when I first heard about this but I’m changing my mind more and more as I see more clips.
The pilot episode got some good reviews, so hopefully the entire season will be solid as well. Definitely worth checking out.
I’m very interested in it but it has a lot to live up to.
Totally agree, it’s got some big shoes to fill.
I finally have a reason to turn A&E on!
Lol, I know right!?
I’m really looking forward to this, I just hope that they get the characterisation right! I’m off to see if I even get this channel in the UK! I don’t want to miss out.
I hope you can find it! Good luck!
No scheduling for it in the UK! Boo, we suck.
Oh damn, read this comment last. That suuuucks! U guys usually get the cool stuff first too.
If it was on in Australia, definitely. Hopefully it comes later on, but I don’t like my chances.
Yea man that blows. There has to be another way!
Haha. There was an announcement today that we are getting it… in mid-May. But I am happy to wait. Just need to try and avoid spoilers for a few months.
Oh nice man! Well at least u will be getting it, avoiding spoilers is always the hard part!
Yeah, I’ll check it out. I’m going to have an itchy trigger finger though. LOL If it’s goofy, I’ll be gone pretty quick.
Lol yea, well if it makes you feel any better, they screened the pilot at SXSW and it opened with some pretty good reviews
I’m still very much on the fence – this could backfire so spectacularly…
The fence is a pretty good place to be with a series like this but I think it’ll surprise!
Well I hope it does 🙂
Though I voted that I’m very excited this doesn’t mean I’ll love it. For me the first two to three episodes will either sell it or not.. Sometimes I watch further, most of the times I give up. But as a Tv-show fanatic, I can say I’m looking forward to it…calmly.
That’s probably the best way to go into the show. I’ve been talking it up so for the sake of not looking stupid I really hope this one lives up to the hype. It it’s a great idea I just hope the modern-day setting works for it.
I have it recorded haha hopefully it’s good 🙂 I love Vera Farmiga so I’m sure it will be
I really think you’re going to like it. Excited to hear your thoughts!