'Bates Motel' has vacancies and welcomes you for a second season, starring Academy Award nominated actress Vera Farmiga and Freddie Highmore. In the aftermath of Miss Watson's murder, Norman's (Highmore) innocence is buried under blackouts, suspicious characters, and his strange behaviour. Meanwhile, Norma (Farmiga) faces dark truths of her own when family secrets begin to unravel and looming threats from local villains jeopardize Norma's stab at happiness. No matter where you turn - there's no escaping what bubbles beneath the surface in White Pine Bay.
less creepy but still a fascinating watch
- Bates Motel: Series 2 review by DG
Series 2 continues the story of Norman Bates and his mother living at the infamous Motel. performances are very strong and again Freddie Highmore excels as the disturbed Norman. The relationship between Norman and his mother is still very odd and features as a very strong backbone of the story. The only place that season 2 is suffering is with the interjection of other characters to create a subplot and its also starting to feel a bit like an episode of 90210 in places with teen romances pushed to the forefront. That asides its still a strong story, Norman is creepy and unpredictable and this is enough for me to keep watching. 4/5