History YMMV / BatesMotel

13th Apr '18 12:30:27 AM Rissis
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* HilariousInHindsight: [[spoiler: Sam Loomis getting stabbed to death by a notorious psychopath he badly underestimated and left to bleed out can come across as this when you remember that his actor Austin Nichols played a character on ''Series/TheWalkingDead'' who suffered a similar fate only a few months before his death on ''this'' show.

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* HilariousInHindsight: [[spoiler: Sam Loomis getting stabbed to death by a notorious psychopath he badly underestimated and left to bleed out can come across as this when you remember that his actor Austin Nichols played a character on ''Series/TheWalkingDead'' who suffered a similar fate only a few months before his death on ''this'' show.]]
19th Mar '18 6:51:00 PM DrOO7
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* HilariousInHindsight: [[spoiler: Sam Loomis getting stabbed to death by a notorious psychopath he badly underestimated and left to bleed out can come across as this when you remember that his actor Austin Nichols played a character on ''Series/TheWalkingDead'' who suffered a similar fate only a few months before his death on ''this'' show.]]

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** Sam Loomis dying in between the original movie and ''Psycho II'' becomes this [[spoiler: when in ''Series/BatesMotel'' he gets the death in the shower instead of Marion. You could also count how in the original sequel novel, he got killed by Norman alongside his wife Lila, who did suffer a CruelAndUnusualDeath in the second film.]]
** [[spoiler: Norman earning his happy ending in the final ''Psycho'' film really becomes this since in the series ''Series/BatesMotel'' Norman ends up killed by his own brother because he will never adjust to normal society and be forever deemed a monster. Ouch.]]
* HilariousInHindsight: [[spoiler: Sam Loomis getting stabbed to death by a notorious psychopath he badly underestimated and left to bleed out can come across as this when you remember that his actor Austin Nichols played a character on ''Series/TheWalkingDead'' who suffered a similar fate only a few months before his death on ''this'' ''this'' show.]]


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* {{Sequelitis}}: Averted. The prequel series is considered to be rather good.
21st Feb '18 11:44:58 AM nombretomado
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* WTHCastingAgency: Creator/{{Rihanna}} as Marion Crane, especially after her highly criticized performance in ''Film/{{Battleship}}''. The fanbase is ''not'' pleased, and even people who don't watch are laughing at the absurd casting decision.

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* WTHCastingAgency: Creator/{{Rihanna}} Music/{{Rihanna}} as Marion Crane, especially after her highly criticized performance in ''Film/{{Battleship}}''. The fanbase is ''not'' pleased, and even people who don't watch are laughing at the absurd casting decision.
16th Feb '18 12:21:53 PM VisitorAlex
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16th Feb '18 12:17:23 PM VisitorAlex
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* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: Given that the series is mainly detailing the StartOfDarkness of Norman Bates' destiny as a SerialKiller, you can't really blame people for getting turned off by the depressing themes featured throughout the show. It certainly doesn't help that our VillainProtagonist doubles as a NightmareFuelStationAttendant. This ultimately gets taken UpToEleven in the series finale where Norman's life slowly begins to fall apart [[spoiler: and he ends up mercy killed by his own brother when Dylan realizes that there is no way to save him.]]

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* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: Given that the series is mainly detailing the StartOfDarkness of Norman Bates' destiny as a SerialKiller, you can't really blame people for getting turned off by the depressing themes featured throughout the show. Some end up so overwhelmed by all the sad, tragic scenes. It certainly doesn't help the fact that our VillainProtagonist doubles as a NightmareFuelStationAttendant.Norma Bates is so massively stupid in her decisions from the beginning. This ultimately gets taken UpToEleven in the series finale where Norman's life slowly begins to fall apart [[spoiler: and he ends up mercy killed by his own brother when Dylan realizes that there is no way to save him.]]



* TheScrappy: Sam Loomis is a hypocritical adulterer who cheats on his faithful wife Madeleine with Marion Crane while hiding his trues colors [[BitchInSheepsClothing behind an affable demeanor]], lying to both lovers in the process to get a cheap thrill out of it. When he's discovered to be a liar, he defends his actions by acting like [[NeverMyFault he didn't do anything wrong]]. He also treats Norman very badly as he threatens to kill him if he told his wife about his affair and breaks into the motel without paying for his room to wait for Marion. Though to be fair, [[IntendedAudienceReaction the writers seemed to have wanted this]].

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* TheScrappy: TheScrappy:
** Norma Bates is this for some. Her character is not just a contrast to her film counterpart, a lot of people wonder how she could endure an extremely toxic relationship with [[DomesticAbuser Sam]] for so long. It doen't help the fact that her character is incredibly weak and dumb.
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Sam Loomis is a hypocritical adulterer who cheats on his faithful wife Madeleine with Marion Crane while hiding his trues colors [[BitchInSheepsClothing behind an affable demeanor]], lying to both lovers in the process to get a cheap thrill out of it. When he's discovered to be a liar, he defends his actions by acting like [[NeverMyFault he didn't do anything wrong]]. He also treats Norman very badly as he threatens to kill him if he told his wife about his affair and breaks into the motel without paying for his room to wait for Marion. Though to be fair, [[IntendedAudienceReaction the writers seemed to have wanted this]].
14th Sep '17 5:12:18 PM WiryAiluropodine
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** Norman himself agrees in 'Inseparables'.

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** Norman himself agrees in 'Inseparables'.'Inseparable'.
12th Sep '17 6:16:55 PM SPBurke
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** Norman desperately tries to hold onto positive thinking after he's gotten in too deep following the murders of [[spoiler: Loomis and Romero]], but Dylan is having none of it and brings the fantasy life he's built in his head crashing down. Dylan wanted more than anything for Norman to be a part of his and his new family's life, but it's clear Norman is too far gone. The tears in both brothers' eyes as they confront this is heart-breaking.
24th Aug '17 9:59:45 AM RNGeenaDavis
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** When all is said and done, it seems the show never quite figured out how to properly utilize Caleb. His character had endless potential for drama, between his past with Norma and [[spoiler: contentious relationship with Dylan]], but when he gets a PromotionToOpeningTitles, neither of these storylines are really explored. It seems the writers knew ''that'' bringing him back into the fold for season 3 would be a good idea, but did not know ''how'' or ''why''.
12th May '17 8:45:02 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation:

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29th Apr '17 2:31:31 PM Da1tonTheGreat
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* HilariousInHindsight: [[spoiler: Sam Loomis getting stabbed to death by a notorious psychopath he badly underestimated and left to bleed out can come across as this when you remember that his actor Austin Nichols played a character on ''Series/TheWalkingDead'' who suffered a similar fate.]]

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* HilariousInHindsight: [[spoiler: Sam Loomis getting stabbed to death by a notorious psychopath he badly underestimated and left to bleed out can come across as this when you remember that his actor Austin Nichols played a character on ''Series/TheWalkingDead'' who suffered a similar fate.fate only a few months before his death on ''this'' show.]]
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