This show has the perfect pacing, and build-up to where the old classic Hitchcock films, "Psycho" & "Psycho II" were when it came to the series of events. If I had one complaint, it would be that the ending episodes felt slightly rushed, and the final episode feeling quite abrupt, and unrealistic. It would've been nice to see Norman Bates becoming even more picture perfect to the old classic film's Norman Bates. Showing the long term madness, and methods to which Norman uses to keep a normal profile for Motel residents to be fooled by. Then later down the line of events get caught, and get properly treated for his mental disorder, and maybe even get mentally stable. I guess Freddie Highmore, "Norman Bates" had to move onto that new medical show called "The Good Doctor". Unlike most shows, every second of every episode of every season has a point and a meaningful purpose to the build up for a handful of characters, rather than wasting our time with (filler/redundant/repetitive) content. This is SIMPLY THE BEST SHOW EVER MADE!!! More horror villains need well thought-out prologues, especially Dr. Heiter from "The Human Centipede". Seriously!!!
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While being a good deal better than American Horror Story, it isn't anything to go out of your way to watch. Skip this one, Top of the Lake delivers everything this story fails to. If you need to see the Bates origin story, and you don't, wait for it on Netflix.
The progression of each character is beyond fact. The direction is amazing. I rarely see such shows with the most violent content keep it light airy not any pivotal moment more like a calm before a storm. It's gotten less credit than deserved. A woman wrote an exemplary and true piece on this show. I agree however, it was like dexter please don't think I would take your words, your eloquence supersedes mine so I appreciate intellectual opinions.
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