Bates Motel Season 1 Episode 1 review
Just Special!!!! Did we ever in our wildest dreams believe that we would get to see Norman Bates in his formative years and the crucial role his mother would play to nurture him into the guy, who would'nt even hurt a fly. Bates Motel Pilot Episode is the best first episode for a TV series I have ever seen for a long time. It was a scorcher par excellence. It started slow and steady, but by no means boring. I felt it would be one of those pilots, where you would get to know the characters and then just a simple eerie ominous end. In certain ways that happened, but with a yank-up tempo incident in the middle, which just clotheslined me outside the ring and thats what made The Bates Motel so incredibly insanely captivating. The whole concept is so scary, because we are watching before our eyes, how a good innocent boy is transforming into a pyscholgically demented man through no fault of his, but just circumstances and an over-possessive woman, who identifies her son as the perfect husband, whom she never had. She is not evil, but a strong woman and therein lies the catch. You sympathise with Norma Bates for her pangs and miseries attached to widowhood at a young age but empathise with Norman, as he has possibly lost his childhood and his teenage years are getting thawed and chiselled with forcep-like precision for which he is not responsible. That is the the wine of terror and suspense in the finest crystal one could ever imagine. Bates Motel has begun with a bang. The Pilot ROCKED with a capital 'R'