Vera Farmiga to Run the Bates Motel on A&E - TV Fanatic
What worries me the most about this piece of news is the fact it's coming to A&E. I was initially a supporter of A&E series. I really enjoyed The Glades, for instance, in it's first season. But the network apparently found it too rough around the edges, Jim too callous and came back the next year with a softer, tamer version of the show I had fallen in love with.
While the idea of Bates Motel brings up all kinds of interesting, spooky and fun story ideas, the whitewashing it may receive merely by being on A&E tosses that excitement right out the window. Longmire was another show that had great potential with the promise of grit and dirty drama but fell short of promises. A&E produces the cable version of CBS procedurals. They're not as popular and just a tiniest bit more daring, but what's left untapped almost makes you more angry knowing fully well they're falling short of greatness.
What a waste it would be to bring back the Bates family and their infamous motel only to have them suffer the same fate.
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