If you want to watch Vera Farmiga give one of the most legendary performances in the history of television, then yes it’s worth watching. She made every batshit line delivery something special. Highmore is pretty great too...
The show is entertaining and very trashy... some bad writing at times but it’s easy enough to overlook. Season 4 is legitimately pretty great though.
I really liked the first season. Was loving it till episode 7 but ep 8 and 9 felt very unnecessary. And my god, Farmiga is so so good! She's so sexy, crazy, funny and everything I imagined Norman's mother to be. Highmore is really great at times but kinda annoying in some scenes but that's maybe the character. I mean Norman Bates can get really obnoxious. Olivia Cooke is a sweetheart. Looking forward to the second season. Oh, and Wyn Duffy's in it too.
I've seen a decent amount of TV shows with obnoxious characters but never have I wanted a character dead as much as Norman fucking Bates. Goddamn he's so so so annoying. Idk if that's the character or the performance but I just can't stand him. Stupid little kid. But Vera❤️
It's sooooooo camp, but I seem to recall thinking that it got better as it went along. I never much cared for the brother being introduced and all of the stupid subplots that came with him, but when you get to the finale. Hoo boy, it sort of made it all worth it in the end. I think the way they handled the Psycho part of the story was incredible too. Had to be one of the tougher tasks in recent TV, and they aced it.
Just finished the fourth season and let's just say it's gonna be super tough for me to get through season 5 without breaking my TV screen. I haaaate Norman Bates! So much that I clapped everytime he got slapped and punched by Romero.