What did I think of Seasons 1-4 Bates Motel?
I didn’t watch this show for the longest time. Why? I’m not really sure. I know it’s a genre that I love and it’s something that I would probably enjoy. But I never really wanted to take the leap and watch it. But I finally did. Vanessa and I decided to finally hop in and binge watch the first four seasons on Netflix. We have the fifth season recording on our DVR as well. There may be spoilers in this blog so if you haven’t watched it and don’t want spoilers, come back and read AFTER you have watched these seasons.
After only a short time I was hooked. The actors that played Norman and Norma instantly drew me in. Their acting is phenomenal and make the characters truly captivating. The town itself even seems like a character in the show, which I really enjoyed. The first season works as a very good introduction to the psychotic life of the Bates. We learn about Norman’s “black outs” and what happened to his father as well was watch him and Norma cover up a murder that happened in their recently purchased motel. And when I say happened, I mean they committed it. Bythe end of the first season I was blown away by this cast.
Going on into the season Dylan, Emma, Caleb, Chick and Alex were all played so well by the actors. The story kept developing and I was excited to see what was going to happen next. Now, to be fair, I was afraid they were going to use the same formula every season and just rinse and repeat it. That did not happen. Each season has its own story and its own feel. That excited me greatly. We get to watch Norma almost grow into a normal season nearing the end of season 4. At the same time, we are watching Norman fall further into the chaos. Then the two worlds collide again and we say goodbye to Norma…in a sense. This was both very good story telling and quite sad. When a writer makes you almost pull for the success of a character like Norma Bates I think they have done their job, and done it well.
At the end of the fourth season I was quite sad at what all had transpired but at the same time quite excited to see what was going to happen next. We are taking a break from Bates Motel for a bit before we start on the next season. Season 5 is the final season of Bates Motel so it’s exciting to think of how they will wrap it up!
What shows am I looking forward to?
Silicon Valley starts back 4/23/17 on HBO!
Game of Thrones is coming back on in a couple months.