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Bates Motel Preview: “Goodnight, Mother” 

[Warning: General spoilers ahead.] This week on Bates Motel, we vault headlong into Norman’s downward spiral as it’s wholly unclear what exactly transpired at the end of last week’s premiere, but regardless, Norma is desperately trying to piece that together while retaining her own safety, and sanity.

Bates Motel “Unconscious” 

[Warning: Spoilers for tonight’s season finale.] One of the things that’s always intrigued me in the way scenes are blocked is whether and how characters physically touch each other. Y’all know that was one of my nits about Hell on Wheels and the arc with Ruth and Bohannon. In tonight’s Bates…

Bates Motel “Norma Louise” 

It’s taken me three years to realize that Bates Motel is so much easier to watch with the lights off. Tonight’s episode was visually and thematically dark as Norma grasped for some sort of control in her life, but had to fall back into old habits to get there, and…

TV Goodness Teaser: Bates Motel Season 3 

[Warning: Spoilers ahead.] Get ready. Just when you thought it was safe to check back in to Bates Motel, the A&E promo wizards are here to blow your mind a little bit with this super-bendy teaser video that plays with Norman and Norma bleeding together to form the fractured psyche we…