I appreciate good writing with a slightly odd atmosphere. The acting superb. To me, and maybe its because I'm not thinking of this in such literal terms, this is more the study of how a serial killer is formed by his childhood interactions with family. I'm not so stuck on it being in present day as my focus is on how `Mother` screwed up Norman so profoundly. What I also appreciate about this writing is this: we already know the murderous psychopath Norman becomes and by all rights we should be repelled just knowing that. But we aren't, not watching young Norman, even as we see him descending into the signs of murderous depravity we have empathy. at times hes likable, sweet, despairing, aware and unaware of his Mothers unnatural attachment to him. We want I'm to escape, I want to tell him to get the he## out before its too late. Even though his fate is sealed. His relationship with his female peers gives him a sweet normalcy-well all seemed normal until this weeks outburst regarding the Japanese animae book. But, last week, with Emma, they had a connection, a kiss and one heck of a shared adventure. Theres also some touches of humor. Two things I noticed: The sheriff using the motel bathroom where the body was hidden in the tub. Thats not the funny part. The funny part is how long he goes to the bathroom-while Norma stands there in suspense. I mean, the guy really had to go a long time! The other bit of humor was during the chase through the woods. Norman and Emma are running like crazed rabbits as they try to lose the guys hunting them down. As Norman and Emma hide in the shrubs Norman turns to Emma (who is huffing and puffing because of CF) and whispers `Don't even breathe`(wait three seconds) ``Sorry.`` Its black humor but appropriate for the stories structure.
Sums up exactly the things I really like and find so interesting about this show, but couldn't find the right words to express. Thanks redsox girl!
"With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world."
"I lost my dignity on a slippery wiener."
Thanks to all for the info and insight. Sound good to me.
Ref. the white containers. I'm not sure when, but Norma's older son returns home with his arms full of these white packages. She complains for waking her up late, but lets him in. I never saw it mentioned again. I hope I didn't dream this. lol
Anybody still watching? This show keeps getting better as it goes on....
It was me. I let the dogs out.
I recorded and will watch soon. I'll come back with my thoughts.
That really was a woman in the deputy's basement wasn't it? Norman's mom said he imagined it. It was real, right?
I'm watching! It's really getting good.
Norman certainly was pleased with himself walking home the morning after spending the night with Bradley (is Bradley really being used as a girl's name these days?).
I loved the older brother Dylan telling Norman to go be a teenager for once and meet the girl. As nasty as Dylan tries to be, I think he really cares for his brother. There are some intensely dark feelings for his mom, though.
The girl in the basement -- yes she was real. Evidently Shelby had already moved her to the boat by the time Norma went snooping in the basement. This story line is really creepy and I hope it's resolved soon.
My only complaint with this show -- the actors playing Shelby and Dylan look too similar. It always takes me a second to figure out which one Norma is dealing with. Since one's the boyfriend and one's the son, that's kind of unsettling. But, both actors are seriously good so I'll get over it.
This isn’t the Sound of freaking Music we’re watching.......sdl