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Bates Motel (S3E1)- Season Premiere- "A Death in the Family"- 3/9/2015


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Norma sets boundaries with Norman in the Season 3 premiere.

Season 3, Episode 1

Season premiere of this tonight. Its been a pretty solid series thus far in the first two seasons so I'm pretty excited about this starting up. Monday's are pretty good between this and Better Call Saul

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Re: Bates Motel (S3E1)- Season Premiere- "A Death in the Family"- 3/9/2015

Season one was great. Season two meandered a little bit too much imho (Dylan's storyline went nowhere fast). Still, I'm glad to have this back. Hopefully Norman goes full evil this year.
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Re: Bates Motel (S3E1)- Season Premiere- "A Death in the Family"- 3/9/2015

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Season one was great. Season two meandered a little bit too much imho (Dylan's storyline went nowhere fast). Still, I'm glad to have this back. Hopefully Norman goes full evil this year.
I agree...Season 2 got too wrapped up in the drug storyline with Dylan, which no one cared about. It also lost the dark sense of humor that Season 1 had.
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Re: Bates Motel (S3E1)- Season Premiere- "A Death in the Family"- 3/9/2015

I watched seasons 1 and 2 for the first time since each episode originally aired over the weekend. Marathoning them makes the storylines even more ridiculous and hilarious.

It's a guilty pleasure for sure (they even picked a critic blurb describing it as such for the Season 2 packaging!) but as far as soapy trash goes you can do a lot worse than Bates Motel.
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Re: Bates Motel (S3E1)- Season Premiere- "A Death in the Family"- 3/9/2015

It isn't a fantastic series but I think some people are being fairly harsh on it. It's way better than I ever expected it to be. I think the weakest aspect of it was the stuff with Dylan and the drug families and their rivalry. The stuff with Norman and Norma has been pretty solid though. Highmore and Farigma are both great in their roles.
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I've heard we're getting much more of Olivia Cooke this season, which can only be a good thing...she was all but ignored for a big chunk of Season 2.
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Re: Bates Motel (S3E1)- Season Premiere- "A Death in the Family"- 3/9/2015

Originally Posted by starseed1981 View Post
Season one was great. Season two meandered a little bit too much imho (Dylan's storyline went nowhere fast).
I love this show, but I'd already forgotten about much of season two after the 10 month break. I had to read the episode summaries on Wikipedia to refresh my memory.
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Re: Bates Motel (S3E1)- Season Premiere- "A Death in the Family"- 3/9/2015

That's one bad thing when shows run short seasons and have such a large gap between when they air. A lot of times I feel like I need to go back and re-watch the previous seasons or at least read over the threads and episode guides for the previous seasons. I remember most of the major plot details but there are some things that I've forgotten a bit.
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Re: Bates Motel (S3E1)- Season Premiere- "A Death in the Family"- 3/9/2015

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I've heard we're getting much more of Olivia Cooke this season, which can only be a good thing...she was all but ignored for a big chunk of Season 2.
And Bradley is coming back, too. Peltz has a few episodes lined up. The producers said her storyline wasn't done.
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That's one bad thing when shows run short seasons and have such a large gap between when they air. A lot of times I feel like I need to go back and re-watch the previous seasons or at least read over the threads and episode guides for the previous seasons. I remember most of the major plot details but there are some things that I've forgotten a bit.
I agree. I did rewatch some episodes from season 2 last week.

I'm starting to wonder how much longer this show will last, before it lessens in quality. I didn't care for some of the storylines in season 2.
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Re: Bates Motel (S3E1)- Season Premiere- "A Death in the Family"- 3/9/2015

My DVR cur off when

Spoiler:
he got out the Porsche and hit the alarm


Anything happen after that?
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Nope.
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Re: Bates Motel (S3E1)- Season Premiere- "A Death in the Family"- 3/9/2015

Pretty solid premiere if you ask me. The show continues to deliver on the creepy factor with really uncomfortable scenes with Norma and Norman in bed together way too close for comfort and Norman creeping on the new motel guest (Annika). The scene with Norman hallucinating about Ms. Watson was pretty disturbing too.

I mind Norman and Emma dating but I doubt they'll have a normal relationship given the way Norman tends to drool over other women in front of her, plus with her condition worsening I wonder if she'll be killed off at some point soon. Also I'm wondering if Norman killed Annika or if that's a red herring. He seemed to have the same look as when he killed Ms. Watson but who knows.

The stuff with Dylan and Caleb was probably the weakest aspect. Just not really sure where that's going to lead. I like Dylan but it sort of seems like the stories for the character tend to be the least interesting parts of the series.
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Pretty solid premiere if you ask me. The show continues to deliver on the creepy factor with really uncomfortable scenes with Norma and Norman in bed together way too close for comfort and Norman creeping on the new motel guest (Annika). The scene with Norman hallucinating about Ms. Watson was pretty disturbing too.

I mind Norman and Emma dating but I doubt they'll have a normal relationship given the way Norman tends to drool over other women in front of her, plus with her condition worsening I wonder if she'll be killed off at some point soon. Also I'm wondering if Norman killed Annika or if that's a red herring. He seemed to have the same look as when he killed Ms. Watson but who knows.

The stuff with Dylan and Caleb was probably the weakest aspect. Just not really sure where that's going to lead. I like Dylan but it sort of seems like the stories for the character tend to be the least interesting parts of the series.
In season 1, it was mentioned that Emma could get a lung transplant to prolong her life. It would be hard to tell what the writers intend to do with her character. Olivia Cooke is doing more movie work. There are some viewers that predicting that Norman will kill her. I don't think that it will happen. I see her dying to due to her CF and Norman will develop a closer friendship with her father and he develops more taxidermy skills.

One character I see being killed by Norman before Norma is Dylan. The original Psycho novel was based largely on Ed Gein. Gein had a brother died in an accident and later speculation has been that Gein killed him. I wonder if the writers of this show created Dylan out of inspiration from that aspect of Gein's story.
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Yeah I can see Norman killing Dylan at some point. He's come close and shown a lot of aggression towards him in the past so it wouldn't surprise me at all to see him snap and end up killing him. I don't think he'll kill Emma though. She seems like the only person aside from Norma he really cares about, even though he treats her shitty at times.
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Very solid start. Glad to see Emma and creepiness factor definitely amped up a notch.
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Re: Bates Motel (S3E1)- Season Premiere- "A Death in the Family"- 3/9/2015

Solid season premiere

Creepiness factor is back. Nice to see Tracy Spiradakos from Revolution here. Nice thong shot of her in the bathroom. And man, Norman looked creepy as shit staring at her through the window.

I feel creeped out seeing Norman and Norma sleep in the same bed. They do have a really borderline incestuous relationship.

Didn't expect to see Kenny Johnson back. I'm sure his days on the show aren't long.
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I wish Norman took Dylan in that Porsche ride and came back at the end by himself.
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Re: Bates Motel (S3E1)- Season Premiere- "A Death in the Family"- 3/9/2015

Originally Posted by DJariya View Post
I feel creeped out seeing Norman and Norma sleep in the same bed. They do have a really borderline incestuous relationship.
I wonder if the show is going to go "all the way" with that.
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I mind Norman and Emma dating but I doubt they'll have a normal relationship given the way Norman tends to drool over other women in front of her
Heh - drooling over other hot women while in a relationship sounds PERFECTLY normal.

My biggest issue with the premiere is they still seem to be avoiding the humor - I think as some point they decided to go dead serious on us...Season 1 wasn't like that at all. Hopefully, they're winding down the drug storyline - and only a passing reference to that bypass being built, which used to be a major plot point.
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Heh - drooling over other hot women while in a relationship sounds PERFECTLY normal.
Well I meant more in the way that Norman comes off creepy in front of other women. Not just like a regular guy checking out a good looking girl.
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I wish Norman took Dylan in that Porsche ride and came back at the end by himself.
You think Norman has any chance of taking out Dylan? He will have to blindside him and/or use a gun. Dylan has proven himself to be very tough.
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Re: Bates Motel (S3E1)- Season Premiere- "A Death in the Family"- 3/9/2015

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I feel creeped out seeing Norman and Norma sleep in the same bed. They do have a really borderline incestuous relationship.
Did you notice Norman looking right into the camera (while in bed with Norma) a second before a commercial break?

That was some freaky shit!
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The creeper factor is back. That kept me both entertained and uncomfortable. Solid start this year.

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