Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
-- Benjamin Franklin, Historical Review of Pennsylvania, 1759
That's a question a lot of people are asking, and from what I've read the producers didn't really have a good answer for it. Basically they didn't have the budget to spend on making an authentic period-style show (like Mad Men), so they're fudging the time issue and making the events more recent.
"Whatever you are, be a good one." – Abraham Lincoln
What is an "MFWalkoff?"
[QUOTE=tinderbox;4627751]Right. I understand that. So, why is it taking place in the present instead of sometime in the 1950s???
Because they are not doing a literal interpretation. .
I will be the first to admit it, I like the show it is interesting to see Norman Bates as a young man....but to put it into the setting of 2013 is where it gets kinda cheesy.
If they did not have the money to do it in the correct time the network should never have signed off on it....
But they have me hooked (and to the network that is all that matters) and the acting is really good on the show.
I like the way they've set it in the present. Its different. I mean, you know it's supposed to be present day, but somehow the atmosphere isn't quite 2013. Norman's clothes for example, and the taxidermy shop, the hotel - heck, the town itself. Everything feels just slightly old fashioned. It's somehow off kilter - but in a good way. Even when Norman and Tank Girl (can't remember her name) were running from the drug lookouts and jumped into her car, it looked like an older beetle. I like the addition of the brother too. I mean, we know what happens to Norma and Norman, so it's kinda hard to hope maybe things turn out ok for them. But the brother...maybe he has a shot at redemption. Then again, things aren't looking so great for him right now either
"With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world."
"I lost my dignity on a slippery wiener."
I love it! I love it! I love it!
So far, so good!!
"...each affects the other, and the other affects the next, and the world is full of stories, but the stories are all one." - Mitch Albom, one helluva writer.
When you throw a rock into a pack of dogs, you know which one you hit by the one that yelps!
I saw two episodes of this show this weekend. I'm not sure how many have aired. I really like it!
I'm a little confused about the death of Norman's dad. Was it suicide or murder and was mom involved? Norman seems to suspect something was up. AND the older son does too.
I wonder if that is not part of the reason mom didn't want to call in that attack on her and subsequent killing, even though, it was sort of self defense. She didn't want anyone digging into her past and the dead husband.
Who was that person hanging burning?
What was in those white plastic containers that the older song brought home? Cocaine? Certainly, you wouldn't carry drugs like that.
Who is the girl with CF's dad? Could it be the sheriff? I know she said her dad retired, but I really wonder why they haven't shown him yet.
Creepy. Trainwreck. Earnest attempt at being true(ish) to Hitchcock, given 21st century experiences and expectations. Not an easy task. I'll give it three more episodes. So far, not to my (Hitchcock film scholar) tastes, but I'm still curious because the world and its tastes have changed, and I still have to make a living.
"There's no crying in baseball!"
-- Tom Hanks, A League of Their Own