To be honest Bates Motel in its first season was well…. boring… and the second season was well… to indecisive, my which I mean there were too many dangling only semi interesting sub plots all running wild in different directs and all of the really only had very little to actually do with Norman or his mother…. at least not in any meaningful or interesting way. So I will admit I disowned the series shortly after season two began. However now that the series has calmed down and finally decided to make Norman and his craziness front and centre I have began watching again with season 4 and I am finally pleased with the results.
The official synopsis for Bates Motel season 4 reads:
“Bates Motel,” a contemporary prequel to the genre-defining film Psycho, will return with ten new episodes that further reveal Norman’s continued downward spiral and the effect it has on the family. This season Norma becomes increasingly fearful and desperate, going to great lengths to find Norman the professional help he needs. This further complicates their once unbreakable trust while Norman struggles to maintain his grip on reality. Sheriff Romero (Nestor Carbonell) once again finds himself drawn back into Norma and Norman’s lives. Will things finally heat up between Norma and the other man in her life, Sheriff Romero, and just how much further will he go to protect her? (check out the teaser trailer below)