So let's just get this out of the way now. This is not a good movie by a long stretch. Very low budget, very bad actors and actresses. A storyline that, while simple, is sometimes confusing. Writing is poor. Execution is poor. But we as horror fans know that this isn't everything it takes to make an enjoyable movie.
In typical Bates Motel fashion, we have to ruin a good streak of episodes with a total stinker of an episode. Seriously, what a piece of shit. With Cody gone we have a little less eye candy, one interesting character gone, and overall boredom with the show.
Don't get me wrong, the amazing and beautiful Vera Farmiga is always fun to watch, but Norman is increasingly less fun. Part of me thinks Freddie Highmore isn't a great actor but instead just a little weird and awkward, like Norman. It's uncomfortable to watch him sometimes. I guess maybe that's the point.
Things are heating up in the world of Bates Motel. Norman killed whats-her-name's dad, but he did it this time in "self-defense", a claim that may or may not be totally accurate.
So, the interesting part of the show in my opinion is watching this young kid start to unravel. Lately it's really been diving into that whole idea. The blackouts are an interesting half-way point between being a pyscho killer/mom impersonator and his "true" identity of a weird high school kid.
Hey, Bates Motel comes through with a good episode! Whodathunkit?
So Cody and Norman are carrying on as the world's least likely couple. Their makeout session is rudely interrupted by Emma and what's-his-nuts, who all decide to go swimming. Emma nearly dies, Norman loses his shit.
Ho. Ly. Shit. If nothing else, The Walking Dead knows how to deliver a finale. That finale was about as grande a finale as you could have hoped for.
This review is going to be mostly a fanboy schpiel on how great it was, and it'll be chalk-full of spoilers so read at your own risk.
I really want to like Bates Motel, but when it sort of straddles the line of soap opera/detective show, I find it difficult to get too involved. I want to see Norman being a... well, a psycho. I want to see weird incestual relationships between Norman and Norma, Norman losing his shit and freaking out.
I get that the show is trying (and mostly succeeding) at making Norman sympathetic. It's trying to show how he got so weird and the weird family he came from. Finally we're getting some insight into that.
Holy shit, we actually got to see Terminus! I thought for sure that was going to be the little tidbit that dangled in front of us until next season, but here we are. Seeing Terminus.
Holy shit. I really thought The Walking Dead couldn't surprise me anymore, but here we are. Spoilers galore, so watch out if you haven't seen the episode yet.