Written by Steve Pattee
Published on Monday, 03 February 2014 21:53
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Bates Motel is back in business for a second season on March 3rd at 9PM ET/PT. Starring Ver Farmigaan and Freddie Highmore and guest starring Michael Vartan (Hawthorne), Kathleen Robertson (Boss), and Michael O'Neil (Dallas Buyers Club, Grey's Anatomy, The West Wing), the series follows the lives of Norma and Norman Bates as they try to keep their infamous motel running while staying out of trouble.
From the press release:
In season two of "Bates Motel," executive producers Carlton Cuse ("Lost") and Kerry Ehrin ("Friday Night Lights") dig deeper into the twisted world of the Bates family. Picking up from last season, Norman (Freddie Highmore) is fixating on Miss Watson's death while Norma's mysterious past starts to haunt the family with the introduction of her brother. Meanwhile, Norman's brother Dylan, (Max Thieriot), gets more entrenched in the familial drug war that fuels White Pine Bay and finds himself right in the middle of the danger as Bradley (Nicola Peltz), who remains on the hunt to uncover her father's killer, is driven to precarious extremes. Sheriff Romero (Nestor Carbonell), is caught up on all fronts as everything in town escalates and Emma (Olivia Cooke) complicates her relationship with Norman as the duo explore new love interests, bringing new and old characters along for the ride.
Guest stars checking into "Bates Motel" throughout the new season are Michael Vartan ("HawthoRne," "Alias"), Kathleen Robertson ("Boss") Paloma Kwiatkowski ( Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters), Rebecca Creskoff ("The Practice," "Hung"), Kenny Johnson ("Sons of Anarchy"), Michael Eklund ( 88 Minutes, "Supernatural") and Michael O'Neill ("Dallas Buyers Club," "Grey's Anatomy," "The West Wing").
In "Bates Motel," following the tragic death of her husband, Norma Bates buys a motel on the outskirts of the idyllic coastal town of White Pine Bay, seeking a fresh start. As Norma and Norman get ensconced in their new home, they discover this town isn't quite what it seems, and the locals aren't so quick to let them in on their secrets. But the Bates' are done being pushed around and will do whatever it takes to survive - and will do whatever it takes to protect their own secrets.
I have to admit, this show surprised the hell out of me on how much I enjoyed it. Instead of just centering around Norman, like I thought it would, the show has numerous stories going on in this small Twin Peaks-like town. If you haven't yet seen it, I'd recommend giving it a shot because it will be worth your time.
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