I know. It’s not cool. I mean it’s bad enough I only post every four days to begin with, but the fact that I even missed that: not cool. Believe it or not, I have a reasonable explanation. Some people might not view it as an excuse, but others may relate. So, the reason for me barely posting anything for the past week: Bates Motel
Quick little summary in case you don’t watch: Bates is basically about a teenage boy named Norman Bates who is literally a psycho. His mother, Norma, decides to move to Oregon and buys a motel after the tragic death of Norman’s father. Based off of Hitchcock’s film Psycho, the show is a prequel to the film, before Norman was a grown adult.
It all started when one of my roommates (Nikki) decided to start watching it. It only took her about two weeks to finish all three seasons before the premiere of season 4, (which aired last Monday) and she said that once you watch an episode, you can’t stop and all of a sudden it’s 2am on a school night and you literally watched a whole season’s worth of episodes that day. Oh wait no, that’s me!!
So, my other roommate (Breezy) and I were so curious as to why this show is so addicting, and last Monday night (the 7th) we started the first episode of season one. I’m not going to lie, at first I wasn’t too impressed, I was even scared I wouldn’t like it. I think the problem (for us viewers, not the producers) is that the end of every episode is so good that you can’t help but watch the next one, especially when Netflix does the honors of automatically starting it for you. Another reason is that it’s impossible to not love each character. There’s one character I hated in the beginning, and by season three he became my laptop wallpaper. Even the characters that do terrible things, you can’t help but think to yourself, “damn, i wish he wasn’t that bad of a person..”
If you don’t watch Bates Motel, I really recommend you do but what I will say is wait until you know you’ll have time to dedicate a whole week’s worth of time to binge watch (i.e. spring break). Unless you know you’ll never have that time, then by all means start asap. I didn’t think I’d like it because I normally don’t like that genre of shows, and yet here I am a week later, physically and mentally exhausted, sitting in my law class with a venti soy latte and trying so hard to stay awake. Watch it people. Watch it.
In conclusion: Am i exhausted? Yes. Did I get anything accomplished this past week? Nope. Do I have any regrets? Absolutely not.
I could keep going, but I don’t want to ruin it for anyone that decides to watch it in the future. If you watch Bates Motel, tell me in the comments below your thoughts on it and who your favorite character(s) is/are and why (but like I said, no spoilers for those who have yet to watch!) Until next time..