Events that led Norman Bates to become the "Psycho" of the classic movie thriller are traced in this A&E Network prequel series, casting Freddie Highmore ("Finding Neverland") as the young man whose unusual, ultimately lethal tendencies are stoked early.
Just as critical to the saga is Vera Farmiga ("Up in the Air") as his mother, who had much to do with the person he became ... not the most ringing endorsement. Also in the cast are Nestor Carbonell, Max Theriot, Mike Vogel and Olivia Cooke. DVD extras: deleted scenes; Paley Center panel footage. *** (Not rated: AS, P, V) (Also on Blu-ray)
<a href="http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DNUSFZQ/ref=nosim/?tag=zap2it07-20"><b>Buy 'Bates Motel:" Season One' on DVD</b></a>.