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<h2>Bates Motel</h2>
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<p><b>Why:</b>A "contemporary prequel" to the Alfred Hitchcock suspense classic "Psycho," "Bates Motel" boasts a first-rate cast and an intriguingly creepy expansion of the original story's universe. New Jersey's own Vera Farmiga ("Up in the Air") fleshes out (both figuratively and literally) Norma Bates, Norman Bates' domineering -- possibly for a good reason -- mother, and Freddie Highmore, who starred in 2005's "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," embodies the high-strung earnestness of Anthony Perkins' portrayal. [ <a href="http://www.nj.com/entertainment/tv/index.ssf/2013/03/bates_motel_review_worth_the_h.html" target="_blank">The Star-Ledger</a>]</p><br>

( HANDOUT / MCT / March 11, 2013 )

Bates Motel

Google Trends, Baltimore Twitter

Why:A "contemporary prequel" to the Alfred Hitchcock suspense classic "Psycho," "Bates Motel" boasts a first-rate cast and an intriguingly creepy expansion of the original story's universe. New Jersey's own Vera Farmiga ("Up in the Air") fleshes out (both figuratively and literally) Norma Bates, Norman Bates' domineering -- possibly for a good reason -- mother, and Freddie Highmore, who starred in 2005's "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," embodies the high-strung earnestness of Anthony Perkins' portrayal. [ The Star-Ledger]


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