History YMMV / BatesMotel

13th May '15 7:35:33 PM Winner1
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* MoralEventHorizon: In the season three finale, [[spoiler: Norman passes it when he murders his LoveInterest Bradley while under control of his SplitPersonality. Made all the more worse when she was planning to start a new life with Norman and help him get away from his mother, but ended up being ''horrifically'' murdered by the man she loved. Norman even buries her body in a lake to make sure that no one ever knows how she really died.]]

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* NightmareFuel: Norman features this in every episode.

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** Bradley. [[spoiler: To make it short, she gets brutally killed by ''the boy she has a crush on''...]]
1st May '15 7:34:31 AM beack7
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Pretty much the point of the show. In the movie, we only saw Norman's interpretation of his mother, and it strongly implied that her control of him caused his mental problems. The show implies it's the other way around: Norma was controlling because Norman was ALWAYS unstable.
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Pretty much the The point of the show. In the movie, we only saw Norman's interpretation of his mother, and it strongly implied that her control of him caused his mental problems. The show implies it's the other way around: Norma was controlling because Norman was ALWAYS unstable.
23rd Mar '15 5:43:13 AM ACW
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** [[DirtyCop Zach Shelby]] seems at first like a [[FauxAffablyEvil charming, likable guy]] who wants to help Norma Bates and her family out. It is soon revealed Shelby is a deadly, violent man who participates (along with the early-killed Zach Shelby) in the sex slave operation under the direction of Jake Abernathy and just helped out the family so he could sleep with Norma. Shelby keeps an Asian sex slave named Jiao locked in terrible conditions in his basement where he regularly rapes her, and when he discovers the Bates family have helped her escaped, he attempts to murder them all. When he sees Jiao again, he tries to murder her as well, presumably succeeding, before he forces Norma, Norman and Dylan Bates into the motel so that he can kill them.
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** [[DirtyCop Zach Shelby]] seems at first like a [[FauxAffablyEvil charming, likable guy]] who wants to help Norma Bates and her family out. It is soon revealed Shelby is a deadly, violent man who participates (along with the early-killed Zach Shelby) Keith Summers, who is killed early on) in the sex slave operation under the direction of Jake Abernathy and just helped out the family so he could sleep with Norma. Shelby keeps an Asian sex slave named Jiao locked in terrible conditions in his basement where he regularly rapes her, and when he discovers the Bates family have helped her escaped, he attempts to murder them all. When he sees Jiao again, he tries to murder her as well, presumably succeeding, before he forces Norma, Norman and Dylan Bates into the motel so that he can kill them.
23rd Mar '15 12:40:05 AM ACW
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** [[DirtyCop Zach Shelby]] seems at first like a [[FauxAffablyEvil charming, likable guy]] who wants to help Norma Bates and her family out. It is soon revealed Shelby is a deadly, violent man who participates (along with the early-killed Zach Shelby) in the sex slave operation under the direction of Jake Abernathy. Shelby keeps an Asian sex slave named Jiao locked in terrible conditions in his basement where he regularly rapes her, and when he discovers the Bates family have helped her escaped, he attempts to murder them all. When he sees Jiao again, he tries to murder her as well, presumably succeeding, before he forces Norma, Norman and Dylan Bates into the motel so that he can kill them.
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** [[DirtyCop **[[DirtyCop Zach Shelby]] seems at first like a [[FauxAffablyEvil charming, likable guy]] who wants to help Norma Bates and her family out. It is soon revealed Shelby is a deadly, violent man who participates (along with the early-killed Zach Shelby) in the sex slave operation under the direction of Jake Abernathy.Abernathy and just helped out the family so he could sleep with Norma. Shelby keeps an Asian sex slave named Jiao locked in terrible conditions in his basement where he regularly rapes her, and when he discovers the Bates family have helped her escaped, he attempts to murder them all. When he sees Jiao again, he tries to murder her as well, presumably succeeding, before he forces Norma, Norman and Dylan Bates into the motel so that he can kill them.
22nd Mar '15 12:11:48 PM ACW
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*CompleteMonster: **Season 1ís BigBad, Jake Abernathy, AKA Joe Fioretti, the boss of a SexSlave trade, operates his business out of several towns and supplies some of his subordinates with girls as a special compensation. When he learns that the operation in White Falls is compromised, Abernathy begins to stalk Norma Bates and threaten her to get the money he believes she has. When he is confronted by Sheriff Romero, Abernathy attempts to establish a new partnership with him to continue the slavery business and keep it going in White Falls. **[[DirtyCop Zach Shelby]] seems at first like a [[FauxAffablyEvil charming, likable guy]] who wants to help Norma Bates and her family out. It is soon revealed Shelby is a deadly, violent man who participates (along with the early-killed Zach Shelby) in the sex slave operation under the direction of Jake Abernathy. Shelby keeps an Asian sex slave named Jiao locked in terrible conditions in his basement where he regularly rapes her, and when he discovers the Bates family have helped her escaped, he attempts to murder them all. When he sees Jiao again, he tries to murder her as well, presumably succeeding, before he forces Norma, Norman and Dylan Bates into the motel so that he can kill them.
17th Feb '15 5:49:34 PM AdelePotter
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AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Pretty much the point of the show. In the movie, we only saw Norman's interpretation of his mother, and it strongly implied that her control of him caused his mental problems. The show implies it's the other way around: Norma was controlling because Norman was ALWAYS unstable.
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Pretty much the point of the show. In the movie, we only saw Norman's interpretation of his mother, and it strongly implied that her control of him caused his mental problems. The show implies it's the other way around: Norma was controlling because Norman was ALWAYS unstable.unstable. * EnsembleDarkhorse: Dylan
17th Feb '15 5:38:01 PM backpack
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AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Pretty much the point of the show. In the movie, we only saw Norman's interpretation of his mother, and it strongly implied that her control of him caused his mental problems. The show implies it's the other way around: Norma was controlling because Norman was ALWAYS unstable.
9th Nov '14 1:19:21 PM Austin
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* DawsonCasting: 17-year-old Norman is played by the 21-year-old Freddie Highmore, and 21/22-year-old Dylan is played by 25-year-old Max Thieriot.
9th Nov '14 1:18:45 PM Austin
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While it might be surprising, neither of these are YMMV. Moving.
* DullSurprise: Nicola Peltz as Bradley Martin. The show seems to try to get around it by having her wear dark sunglasses at all times when she's supposed to be [[spoiler: mourning her father's death]], and then by turning her into an emotionless head case- before finally putting her on a bus. * FakeAmerican: Freddie Highmore as Norman. Don't worry, his accent has improved considerably since ''AugustRush'' though it's still noticeable if you're listening for it. * IdiotBall: Thinking that [[spoiler: Shelby had leverage against Norma]] because he discovered Keith Summers' belt. Even if he'd kept it in his house, it would be hard for him to convincingly explain why he had it in his possession. But the truly idiotic part happens when it comes to [[spoiler: the boat]]. How hard could it be to discredit the value of it as evidence? [[spoiler: The boat it was being kept on belonged to the victim! Just leave it there.]]
8th Aug '14 5:20:38 AM nelec
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* DullSurprise: Nicola Peltz as Bradley Martin. The show seems to try to get around it by having her wear dark sunglasses at all times when she's supposed to be [[spoiler: mourning her father's death]], and then by turning her into an emotionless head case- before finally putting her on a bus.
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* DawsonCasting: 17-year-old Norman is played by the 21-year-old Freddie Highmore, and 21/22-year-old Dylan is played by 25-year-old Max Thieriot. * DullSurprise: Nicola Peltz as Bradley Martin. The show seems to try to get around it by having her wear dark sunglasses at all times when she's supposed to be [[spoiler: mourning her father's death]], and then by turning her into an emotionless head case- before finally putting her on a bus. * FakeAmerican: Freddie Highmore as Norman. Don't worry, his accent has improved considerably since ''AugustRush'' though it's still noticeable if you're listening for it.
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