Originally Posted by gwsat
I was intrigued by the concept of Bates Motes
, so setup a season pass. Big mistake, or at least it seems so to me. Vera Farmiga was, as expected, excellent and Freddie Highmore was solid too. Now to the down side, The pretty boys who play Norma's older son and the deputy sheriff, respectively, set my teeth on edge. The role of the older son was that of an insufferable sociopath and the actor playing the role and the guy who played the deputy look more like Broadway dancing boys than either tough guys who had been around or cops. I deleted my season pass about halfway through the second episode so if I missed something that might improve the series, such as the older son or the deputy getting killed off, somebody let me know.
Well Im not sure I have have a cookie cutter view of how cops should look like
This is a small town where as the deputy said, things get "taken care of"....The cops at this point seem more of a farce as the town handles business in their own way........I thinkt he older brother, needs to be this way in order to further push Norman to his "end story". This on top of the mother aspect is just the icing on the cake......While I agree he is teeth grindingly annoying, hes playing the part he was given well. IMO this may be like Spartacus where the set up, may lead to a good payoff (I am hoping) right now with only 2 episodes in and we are still getting the set up of the town and characters so I expect it to be slower....
Originally Posted by Young C
My brother says this is good
Im enjoying the show so far an I am sticking with it. I think this show lends itselfto tougher criticisim becasue of the source material, and many will have an idea of where it "should" go or how it should be done. For me however I try to keep personal wants out of it and so far I am enjoying it......