The Creepiest: Bates Motel


Friends of Padre Steve’s World,

Just a short post today. Monday night Judy and I watched the season finale of Bates Motel on A&E. Now for people that follow the show and missed the latest episodes I promise not to give away any spoilers, at the same time I cannot stay silent about what a well written and acted show this is. In fact, I think the writers and actors are absolutely brilliant. 

For those that have never seen the show you need to take yourself back to Alfred Hitchcock’s classic film Psycho. If you have never seen Psycho I pity you, it was one of the most brilliant films of all time, but I digress…

Bates Motel is an incredible prequel to Psycho which starred the late Anthony Perkins as Norman Bates. In the past four season we have gotten to see the relationship that Norman who is played by the fantastic young English actor Freddie Highmore, and his mother, Norma Bates, played by Vera Farmiga. The combination of superb actors who are believable in the roles that they play and the excellent writing that keeps views on edge week after week. Watching the young Norman devolve from an innocent yet disturbed teen to a psychopath over the last four season was amazing. To watch his mother ignore and deny Norman’s descent into the abyss of acute and murderous psychosis is equally amazing. 

Let me be truthful, I did not see the first season until I got the series on Blu-Ray. It was my wife Judy who started watching the show when I was stationed at Camp LeJeune. When I came home for my birthday in 2013 I found our bathroom decorated in Psycho-Bates Motel motif. When she showed me I about died laughing. 


That being said, and without giving any spoilers away, Bates Motel is a masterful prequel to the original Hitchcock masterpiece. Unfortunately those of us that follow the show will have to wait between six to eight months for season five. But then sometimes good things have to wait. 

Oh well, what can I say? 

Peace

Padre Steve+ 

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