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A&E Network orders "Bates Motel" series


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#1 OFFLINE   oldschoolecw

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 01:49 PM

http://tvbythenumber...-series/140254/

"We are proud to be partnering with Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin on their thrilling reinvention of one of the most compelling characters in cinematic history," said DeBitetto and McKillop. "It's a provocative project from two of the best storytellers in the business and we're looking forward to getting started."


This could be a good new series to watch for. IMO

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 02:45 PM

In the late 80s there was a pilot for a Bates Motel series starring the rather weird Bud Cort (from Harold and Maude fame.) It was disasterously bad, sort of a dry-docked Love Boat with a sick twist. Every so often it shows up on late night cable.

IMBD describes it this way:

A mentally disturbed man, who roomed with the late Norman Bates at the state lunatic asylum, inherits the legendary Bates Motel after the death of Norman and tries to fix it up to make it a respectable business.
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Posted 02 July 2012 - 05:33 PM

Could be interesting, I only within the last few months finally watched Psycho for the first time. Fantastic movie, especially when compared to all the action of today's movies when it had really none, all just suspense and a LOT of time spent not even at the hotel. Not to mention the whole murder takes place so fast, I was expecting it to take more time.

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 06:01 PM

Could be interesting, I only within the last few months finally watched Psycho for the first time. Fantastic movie, especially when compared to all the action of today's movies when it had really none, all just suspense and a LOT of time spent not even at the hotel. Not to mention the whole murder takes place so fast, I was expecting it to take more time.


Congratulations on seeing a great classic, may I ask what took you so long to finally watch it? :)

I remember the first time I saw it back in the mid 70's as a kid, it scared the life out of me :lol:

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 06:17 PM

Could be interesting, I only within the last few months finally watched Psycho for the first time. Fantastic movie, especially when compared to all the action of today's movies when it had really none, all just suspense and a LOT of time spent not even at the hotel. Not to mention the whole murder takes place so fast, I was expecting it to take more time.


And it was the original version, not the Anne Heche remake right? :)

I'm a big Hitchcock fan, would recommend his others though I'm not as into his later films like Frenzy or Family Plot and The Birds.

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 07:33 PM

Yes the original, I am only in my early 30's so I don't think it is that bad to just see it now. It was actually about 1am on a Saturday and I was going to bed and saw it was on, decided to record it and go to sleep but it had my attention from the beginning and I watched the whole thing. Oddly I think Martin Balsam's character was the best.

I saw The Birds in high school and didn't really care for it, probably turned me off of Hitchcock prematurely. I saw Rear Window over 10 years ago and loved it, First movie of his I watched after all that I think was North by Northwest a few years back and I started watching his TV series and movies more as they are shown on the premium channels. I really enjoy the A. H. Presents series, one of the channels has been showing them all recently.

IF it makes you feel better I saw Stalag 17 (Thanks AMC) in my early teens and have loved it ever since and saw Citizen Kane probably 3 years ago and thoroughly enjoyed it. I think instead of showing The Wizard of Oz (which is a great film) and It's a Wonderful Life (don't care for) year after year on network TV they should be showing more variety of these other classics. Of course I grew up with 2-3 channels until I got to college and then on my own so maybe it doesn't matter now that most everyone has cable or satellite. I am probably some of the last generation to still not have readily available movie channels my whole life, probably why I am "behind" on these movies.

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 08:12 PM

I'm 35 and think I was about 15 when I saw it the first time, but I'm not normal.

Vertigo, Lady Vanishes, Strangers on a Train, Man Who Knew Too Much (Jimmy Stewart version), Rope and Shadow of a Doubt are the other favorites of mine that should be checked out. I also like black comedy, so would add The Trouble with Harry.

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 09:46 AM

Yes the original, I am only in my early 30's so I don't think it is that bad to just see it now. It was actually about 1am on a Saturday and I was going to bed and saw it was on, decided to record it and go to sleep but it had my attention from the beginning and I watched the whole thing. Oddly I think Martin Balsam's character was the best.

I saw The Birds in high school and didn't really care for it, probably turned me off of Hitchcock prematurely. I saw Rear Window over 10 years ago and loved it, First movie of his I watched after all that I think was North by Northwest a few years back and I started watching his TV series and movies more as they are shown on the premium channels. I really enjoy the A. H. Presents series, one of the channels has been showing them all recently.

IF it makes you feel better I saw Stalag 17 (Thanks AMC) in my early teens and have loved it ever since and saw Citizen Kane probably 3 years ago and thoroughly enjoyed it. I think instead of showing The Wizard of Oz (which is a great film) and It's a Wonderful Life (don't care for) year after year on network TV they should be showing more variety of these other classics. Of course I grew up with 2-3 channels until I got to college and then on my own so maybe it doesn't matter now that most everyone has cable or satellite. I am probably some of the last generation to still not have readily available movie channels my whole life, probably why I am "behind" on these movies.


Stalag 17 is one of my favorite movies of all time besides Jaws

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 10:06 AM

I guess A&E is moving back into the scripted series area. good thing. I am not a big fan of reality shows----although I do need my Tanya Memme fix now and again.
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Posted 09 July 2012 - 11:21 AM

http://tvbythenumber...-series/140254/



This could be a good new series to watch for. IMO


25 years ago A&E had stage plays and concerts which I liked. Now it's junk. :(.

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 12:50 PM

Far In Advance failed to spot and put Bates Motel into my HR24-500 or HR34-700 ToDo List. Its more info in Series Manager on both shows zero future programming.

You'll need to do it the old fashion way and manually do a Series Manager entry.
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Posted 15 March 2013 - 12:54 PM

I don't know why, but somehow it seems odd to me that Norman Bates is played by Freddie Highmore. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory just doesn't seem that long ago.

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 11:45 AM

http://tvbythenumber...-series/140254/



This could be a good new series to watch for. IMO


Watch them cancel it 5 weeks later.

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 11:59 AM

Has better chances off the networks though. Personally, I think it will last longer than Hannibal.

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 07:34 PM

Watched the first episode last night and though it was good enough to tune in again next week.

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 10:30 AM

Loved it. Amazing first episode.

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 06:21 PM

I just watched it, what a fantastic show, very much a keeper

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 06:26 PM

Watch them cancel it 5 weeks later.


I don't think so this time Paul, this show is really good and did well in the ratings http://tvbythenumber...an-more/173806/

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 08:01 PM

Finally watched it tonite, pretty good. Loved the bathroom scene with the Sheriff and the waving shower curtain. Also like how they started out and you didn't know what the time period was for the first 5 minutes or so. I am a little worried it is going to turn into a 90210 show with the high school angle. I'd say it is definitely mandatory to watch Psycho before you watch this, if nothing else for the familiar scenery.

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 10:47 AM

Finally watched it tonite, pretty good. Loved the bathroom scene with the Sheriff and the waving shower curtain. Also like how they started out and you didn't know what the time period was for the first 5 minutes or so. I am a little worried it is going to turn into a 90210 show with the high school angle. I'd say it is definitely mandatory to watch Psycho before you watch this, if nothing else for the familiar scenery.


Should specify the original Alfred H version. For those that may balk, yes it's in black and white, on purpose. Deal with it :)

A&E actually skipped right to ordering 10 episodes from the beginning.

Edited by dpeters11, 21 March 2013 - 10:58 AM.





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