Check in to A&E's 'Bates Motel'

Bill Harris, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:03 PM ET

I already have changed my reservations at Bates Motel.

Or rather, I've changed one of my reservations about Bates Motel, which debuts Monday on A&E.

As far as the framework of the story goes, Bates Motel is a prequel to the classic 1960 Alfred Hitchcock movie Psycho. But Bates Motel is set in current times.

When I first heard about that setup, I thought to myself, "Why would they do that? Wouldn't it have been creepier to set Bates Motel in, like, the late 1940s or early 1950s, knowing what it's leading up to?"

But I actually have rethought that position, and not only because I've seen the first episode of Bates Motel.

 


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