There is nothing quite like Bates Motel on television right now. I'm not only referring to the Pyscho-inspired source material, but also the tone of the dark and creepy new A&E series, which somehow manages to blend a modern age with a 50s-style and tone that makes the town of White Pine Bay, Oregon seem like something out of an alternative universe, and yet just accessible enough to make the series feel real. It's the perfect setting for bad things to happen, and bad things are most certainly happening.
As last night's episode revealed (Spoilers if you haven't seen it yet!), Deput Shelby's not exactly an upstanding citizen, and while he gets cozy with Norma and helps her out of the current jam he's in, he's also got Summer locked up on his basement. Based on the preview, things are only going to get darker and more suspenseful from there!
For those who are already hooked on the show and ready to take their fandom to the next level, A&E has made the full sketchbook available for download on iTunes. It's an eBook, which is compatible with Apple's eReaders and allows you to view the drawings and translate the writing (with the tap of a finger) to read the text. Pretty cool stuff and a great little bonus feature for fans of this new series.
Bates Motel airs Mondays at 10/9c on A&E. Those who want to watch the first episode for free can find it over at Amazon. They also have the recently aired episodes, including last night's "What's Wrong with Norman" (for a fee per episode).