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Bates Motel

After the mysterious death of her husband, Norma Bates and her teenage son Norman move to White Pine Bay in rural Oregon to open a motel. Norma quickly makes unpleasant acquaintance with the previous owner of the motel. In addition, the inhabitants of the supposedly idyllic coastal town seem to be keeping some dark secrets. Despite various obstacles, Norma and Norman fight for their chance to start a new life in this dubious environment - and they also bring a handful of their own secrets. (Text: MB)

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  • PatrickS77 (born 1977) on

    Yes. I'm almost a decade too late here, but that somehow fits the topic and after I've finally finished watching the series and whether the increase from the third season, I'm excited about this reimagining ... and no, it is Definitely not a prequel, it can't be because it is set in the 2010s and the film in the 50s / 60s .. I also have to add my mustard. Yes. When I first heard about the series plans, I was also disappointed that it was taking place in the present, as a period piece from the 40s / 50s would have been much more authentic and exciting for me and would have been more relevant to the topic and there would have been enough series there who play in the now-time. Well, after seeing the complete series, I have to admit that they made the best of it and implemented it perfectly in the present time (with Retrotouch in the Psycho House). And Mr. Hitchcock doesn't have to worry either, because on the one hand the result turned out very great and on the other hand he is not the author of the story but was simply the first to film Robert Bloch's story. So it is not a real sacrilege that someone else has tried the topic and not made a pure remake.
  • PatrickS77 (born 1977) on

    @ TVMouse68
    The only botch here is your comment. How can a series that takes place in the 2010s be a prequel to a film that takes place in the 50s and 60s ??? That's why it's nonsense that something should be included. And why should the series have ended with the introduction to the slaps? In the series, the point in time was long before the film happened, and in the film it happens, if at all, after it all happens. Anyway, that's irrelevant since Bates Motel is his own thing. A remake or, better, a new interpretation. And now that I've finally finished watching it, I have to say that it was extremely successful (even if I have to say that, in contrast to the films, Norman actually gambled away any sympathy with me from the fourth season on) . Especially from the advanced 3 season, when finally the focus dropped a bit from the unimportant and concentrated on Norman and Norma.
  • floyd_83 am

    ... oh yes ... I haven't found the places where the series doesn't take itself too seriously ... but I find the many references to the film Psycho through camera positions etc. very successful and therefore "funny "when you notice them.
    LG
  • floyd_83 am

    Hey Joya01,
    I've just finished season 4, as Netflix is ​​removing the Tuesday series ... and so far I agree ... only I thought it was a little bit less story in season 4 and therefore a bit tough, even if it was well done ...
    But what exactly do you mean by a lifted and unrealistic story?
  • Joya01 am

    I finished today and I'm consistently enthusiastic about the series. First of all, I should say that I didn't watch “Psycho” 😉


    The actors mega, the plots exciting, the journey into Norman‘s psyche captivating and plausible. I could feel sympathy, or at least sympathy, until the very end. The fine humor with which the series does not take itself too seriously from time to time rounds off the whole thing. For me, as an avowed anti-fan of the horror genre, a pleasure.


    I was able to overlook some of the discrepancies. That the story was aloof at times and completely unrealistic - okay. That Norman would never have been able to dispose of all the corpses on his own - I had to swallow something. But good. But what really bothered me - and that really spoiled the otherwise terrific series finale for me - was the sloppiness with Norma‘s corpse. She was frozen sitting in the basement. You could clearly see that it was a doll, but good, frozen that way you don't look so human after a while. Then Norman creates her - still sitting frozen - into the forest, where he digs a grave, in which she then suddenly LIES stretched out. So there she LIES around frozen for a while and still looking artificial, until Norman brings her home again. Conveniently she SITS in the car again, at home on the bed (by then it should have been thawed) then LIES again. In the finale she sits at the table, fresh as a dew, looking better than ever, as if she had just taken her last breath. Obviously, the corpse was embodied here again by the actress. I did not expect such a bumbling job! Almost as if it were on purpose. What should the message be there? In any case, it's a shame, that would have been much more authentic.

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The authors Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin have designed a "Psycho" prequel, the focus of which is the relationship between the future serial killer Norman Bates and his (still living) mother. In terms of time, the series is set in the present, the plot has been moved from California to Oregon. According to showrunner Anthony Cipriano, "Bates Motel" was inspired by the Hitchcock classic, but it is not a direct homage. As early as 1987, Universal TV had developed a "Psycho" series adaptation called "Bates Motel", but the 90-minute pilot film, in which a former inmate of Bates played by Bud Cort inherits the hotel, found no takers.

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