Norma Gets A Shady Brother On “Bates Motel”?

July 13, 2013

TV Line reports that the upcoming second season of BATES MOTEL could possibly feature a brother character for Norma Bates. It seems the Bates family is growing more and more.

They’re looking for 3 new members. The list includes, “George, a recently divorced charmer in his late 40s who could be The One for Norma (could he be the lover Norman poisons); Christine, a local socialite in her late 30s who becomes Norma’s first real friend; and Caleb, Norma’s estranged fortysomething brother who comes to town to coax his little sister into investing in a presumably shady business venture.

I ended up liking Bates Motel more than I thought I would. My only complaint was that the story was cluttered with too many unrelated subplots. Did there really need to be marijuana fields? Drug lords? Women trafficking? A corrupt police force?

I thought Norman’s crimes were supposed to be shocking because stuff like that never happened in their little town. Kind of makes Norman’s crimes look like small potatoes in comparison.

The main story focusing on Norman and how he came to be psycho, should be entertaining enough without throwing all this other stuff at us. Most of it doesn’t feel like it belongs in a Norman Bates origins story.

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