Looking back at the entirety of #BatesMotel I would argue that the story of Norma and Norman Bates would have benefited more from a 3-season rather than a 5-season arc.
During its first season I was completely smitten with the premise and so excited for where the show was headed. The countless crooked characters and shady ongoings of #WhitePineBay made it easy to believe in the longevity of the show. But soon after Season 2 began I started noticing that during the 10 episodes in each season there was nothing more compelling than Norma and her relationship to her twisted son and that anything that would distract from that would simply feel too much like filler. Unfortunately it's very difficult to focus solely on two characters for 5 seasons straight and the fabulous leads that are #FreddyHighmore and most notably #VeraFarmiga probably appreciated steady employment for more than just 3 years. Ultimately, the main story suffered from the longer run but it still didn't spare us from #outstanding performances of the emotionally brutal kind. Watching this family, with their horrendous history fall so completely apart was so incredibly well acted by Farmiga and Highmore , it quite often made it hard to watch their scenes together throughout the series' run, particularly in the 4th season.
Now that the end is near, " Bates Motel " can finally enter the realm of the #Psycho premise and enjoy their own special take on it before the story of Norman and Norma comes to a close. With #Rihanna playing the part of #Marion (from the original movie) and Highmore getting the incredible opportunity to write and direct an episode of this #finalseason , the buzz is high and the potential is full for a successful last installment. 👏🏽
#CarltonCuse #A&E #showerscene #horror #normabates #normanbates #electricsheeptv #psychomusic #5Seasons
Catch up on #netflix with Seasons 1-4 !