Tag Archive | Pineview

Bates Motel Season 4 Episode 7 – TV Review

Bates Motel There's No Place Like Home ending

A hovering blimp?

But don’t get your lube out just yet. That’s the closing shot of the episode.

No, we’ve got the fifth leg in our “how many episodes can Norman waste in Pineview?” marathon to complete first.

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Bates Motel Season 4 Episode 6 – TV Review

Bates Motel The Vault Norman crying

The immutable truth?

And the truth is that since the soaring episode 2, this season has been coasting along.

I suspect we’re just going through a lot of place-setting to end in a textbook Bates bombshell climax to the season, but I bitched on Game of Thrones for overindulging on that. So I have to bitch on it here, too.

A bitch on you, Bates Motel.

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Bates Motel Season 4 Episode 5 – TV Review

Bates Motel Refraction Norman therapy session

This isn’t The Sessions, dude.

Well, Caleb’s stink continues to follow around Bates Motel.

Let’s be done with it, already, for fuck’s sake.

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Bates Motel Season 4 Episode 4 – TV Review

Bates Motel Lights of Winter Norman strip club screwdriver

A little hand-on-the-hip action never hurt anyone.

Well look at me, praising Bates Motel’s brave choice to break its status quo.

My cheers were too soon.

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Bates Motel Season 4 Episode 3 – TV Review

Bates Motel 'Til Death Do You Part Norma smile

What more can you say about Vera Farmiga?

Given the status quo change last episode, and the tightening noose that the end of this episode sets in motion, we were due for a hope spot.

And goddamn, do we ever get one.

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Bates Motel Season 4 Episode 2 – TV Review

Bates Motel Goodnight, Mother Norma exasperated

It’s a good thing.

We live in a world where Pretty Little Liars can spend ten episodes hyping and building to a dumb, impotent season finale reveal, and Bates Motel can break out its most consistently intense and status-quo-altering episode in only its second outing of the season.

And thank God for that.

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Bates Motel Season 4 Episode 1 – TV Review

Bates Motel A Danger to Himself and Others Norman mirror

RuPaul’s Drag Race is back on this week, too, you know.

The wait between seasons is agony, but we’re finally back with our old friends in White Pine Bay.

And Norman doesn’t wait around: he kills someone in this very episode.

It’s good to be back, bitches.

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