As I’ve mentioned before, Bates Motel has been getting a lot of strong praise in Starburst magazine.
The recent issue had an article on it and Paul Mounts column also covered it. Both praised it so highly that I have been thinking about watching it a lot over the last couple of weeks since reading these articles.
This is despite having zero interest in the subject or concept. I had like literally no interest in watching it whatsoever.
Last night I put it on because I was in the mood for something outside my usual comfort zone or general zone of interest.
I ended up watching 3 episodes back to back, which very rarely happens these days without me falling asleep. So it was a late night and I’m knackered today.
It was totally worth it.
I’m hooked. The acting is great, it’s really well paced, it’s filled with intrigue but not in the drip fed way we get with a lot of tv nowadays where you have no fucking idea what is going on. It doesn’t try to be too clever, just really well written straight forward story telling and brilliant characters.
This has turned out a bit of a hidden gem for me - I just hope I don’t get dragged into another 3 episodes tonight when I go to bed and watch it, I need some sleep man.