One of NSN’s new favorite shows is Bates Motel. The show tells the story of Norman Bates and his mother, Norma, as they move to White Pines Bay and try to fix up a small motel. If you haven’t figured it out yet, the show is a prelude to the Hitchcock classic film, Psycho. It is really interesting (and very very creepy) to see Norman and Norma’s relationship develop and how it leads to the events in Psycho.
The show is set in modern times, but pays a lot of homage to the time period of the original film. Black and white movies, record players, and old-fashioned clothes are common in the series. But, setting Bates Motel in today’s California is confusing. it is leading up to a movie that was set in the ’50s. Are they planning another remake of the film? Are the events in Psycho going to unfold in the series? I’m not sure what their plan is, but I am excited to find out!
Bates Motel airs Mondays at 10 on A&E