Bates Motel

TV Show • 2017 • Drama  

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Alex West is a man who roomed with Norman Bates at the state lunatic asylum for nearly 20 years. After Bates' death, Alex finds that he is in Norman's will as the inheritor of the Bates Motel, which has been vacant since Norman's arrest. Alex travels to Bates' California hometown and with a little help from a teenage runaway, Willie, Alex struggles to re-open the motel for business, only to have strange things happen. Is someone trying to drive him away, or is the motel really haunted by the ghost of Norman's mother?
This tv show contains 45 potentially triggering events.
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Season
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Does the dog die?
216 supporters
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matthewcoletti1
In episode 7 season 1, a dog is ran over towards the end of the episode. It is quite visible and graphic.
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Unanswered Triggers
Does a pet die?
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Were animals harmed in the making?
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Is there pedophilia?
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Is a minor sexualized?
65 supporters
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Is there excessive gore?
57 supporters
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Is there bestiality?
53 supporters
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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
51 supporters
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
49 supporters
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Is an animal sad?
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Abuse
Is someone stalked?
22 supporters
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9
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Asiaklg
A teen character in season 2 is abused by her father.
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Asiaklg
Norma lies to Norman about things he has done while blacked out in an attempt to protect him and because she believes he is technically innocent since he is mentally ill. This may be interpreted as gaslighting.
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Is a child abused?
73 supporters
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10
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Asiaklg
A teen character in season 2 is abused by her father.
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Addiction
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11
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Is there addiction?
9 supporters
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7
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Does someone abuse alcohol?
7 supporters
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Animal
Does a horse die?
57 supporters
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10
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Frost
There is never a horse in Bates Motel.
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
102 supporters
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16
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Asiaklg
Norman does taxidermy so some dead animals are shown while he works on them or after they are stuffed. There is one scene where he hallucinates that a bird he is stuffing comes back to life and tries to escape his grip. Blood is shown in this scene as he cuts into the bird. Ornithophobia trigger for sure.
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Are animals abused?
119 supporters
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10
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Setton
In season 3 episode 2 there's a brief scene of two dogs fighting
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2
catmeres
taxidermy
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Does a cat die?
107 supporters
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7
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zdy1994
There might be mentions of a dead cat, but none shown. One character is learning taxidermy, and he might say he found one? Can't remember for sure.
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Does a dragon die?
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Are there spiders?
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Are there snakes?
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7
Are there bugs?
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Assault
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zdy1994
There's a rape in the first episode, it is very graphic and upsetting. A character discusses being raped by her brother as a child. Rape is brought up quite often actually. And in season one, there is an arc about human trafficking using I think Chinese girls as sex slaves.
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elhopper11
First episode, a man breaks in
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Bodily Harm
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Nyxus
A woman’s hand is sliced open by a box cutter in the first episode of season 1 when she tries to fight back against a man.
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zdy1994
Emma has a lung condition. She is shown struggling to breathe multiple times. In season 4, she gets a lung transplant.
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Is there cannibalism?
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17
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zdy1994
In season one, this happens to two people. Neither shown on fire while alive on screen. But the first one is a car crashes, and the door opens to reveal a still living, badly burned man, no fire, but graphic wounds. The second time, it is a dead body, so maybe not? But the body is hanging from a pole, on fire.
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Is someone buried alive?
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Is there amputation?
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Asiaklg
One character is murdered by having her head bashed repeatedly against a rock. The sounds are emphasized and blood is shown but not the actual wound.
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Is there a hanging?
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Are any teeth damaged?
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Does someone break a bone?
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7
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zdy1994
Not technically, but Norman has blackouts and these could be considered potentially traumatic for someone? He basically goes into a waking but catatonic state, or becomes very violent.
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Is there finger/toe mutilation?
33 supporters
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6
Is someone tortured?
59 supporters
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zdy1994
A character is pushed down a flight of stairs and dies.
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Is there eye mutilation?
65 supporters
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8
Children
Does a kid die?
31 supporters
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10
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Family
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11
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Setton
In season two a character is kidnapped and locked in a small metal coffin-type box
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Does a parent die?
11 supporters
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21
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roughentumble
The show starts with a scene of the main character finding his father dead in the garage, and much of season 1's plot hinges on this event.
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Does someone cheat?
13 supporters
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zdy1994
A girl named Bradley cheats on her boyfriend with Norman after her father is killed. Twisted reasoning if you ask me, but what do I know?
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
34 supporters
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zdy1994
Mild, but there are a few times when characters appear almost out of nowhere. We're leading up to Psycho here, guys, there's gonna be at least some slightly scary stuff.
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Are there ghosts?
5 supporters
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Asiaklg
Norman hallucinates that people who have died are alive and with him again, but it is not supernatural in nature.
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Are there clowns?
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Asiaklg
This is a prequel to Psycho. Yes.
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Gross
Does someone vomit?
60 supporters
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TheHallowedAngel
Spoilers ahead

Happens in the first episode of the first season, Norman is sat at a table eating lunch at school when he looks down and notices blood on his shoe, left from when he and his mum moved the body of Keith Summers, he promptly runs up the steps behind him and is seen and heard throwing up into a bin. At around the 36 minute mark on Netflix times, lasts a fair few seconds. Skipping ahead by about 30 seconds should get you past it.
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Does someone spit?
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Is there audio gore?
33 supporters
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4
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Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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Are needles/syringes used?
21 supporters
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Asiaklg
A character is in a mental institution for several episodes.
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Is there a hospital scene?
11 supporters
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16
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zdy1994
No, but a character does have a terminal disease, something with her lungs, can't remember the name.

She does not die from this disease last I saw, I'm still in season 4.
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Mental Health
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7
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3
2
Frost
There have been several attempts of suicide.
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Is there body dysmorphia?
19 supporters
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6
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8
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Asiaklg
Norma hyperventilates sometimes when she is very scared or under stress.
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12
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Asiaklg
There is a scene where Norman is locked in a coffin-like box.
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
26 supporters
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10
Is there autism specific abuse?
32 supporters
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7
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Asiaklg
There are multiple attempted/contemplated suicides. One character is murdered (which is clear to viewers) but their death is presumed a suicide.
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Noxious
Is there shakey cam?
24 supporters
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8
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Are there flashing lights or images?
29 supporters
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5
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Pregnancy
Is there childbirth?
14 supporters
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8
Are there abortions?
13 supporters
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6
Does someone miscarry?
17 supporters
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9
Does a pregnant person die?
10 supporters
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6
Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
34 supporters
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5
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8
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Are there homophobic slurs?
33 supporters
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4
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4
Is there hate speech?
21 supporters
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2
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2
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4
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4
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Asiaklg
Off screen and it is mentioned very briefly. The nature of their death is not mentioned.
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5
Are there n-words?
22 supporters
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5
Sex
Is there sexual content?
36 supporters
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14
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0
Are there incestuous relationships?
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58 supporters
Yes
18
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0
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Asiaklg
A character admits that she was sexually abused by a family member for several years and this has a deep impact on her. Later it is revealed that some of their relationship was consensual though misguided by their shared traumatic childhood.
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Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
2 supporters
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7
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Asiaklg
The final episode as a whole is very sad, but the final scene is happy and hopeful.
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
12 supporters
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12
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0
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zdy1994
Multiple car crashes, ranging in how bad they are. I can't even remember them all, it happens a lot.
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Does a plane crash?
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9
Is someone hit by a car?
16 supporters
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9
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0
Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
2 supporters
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7
Is there blood/gore?
37 supporters
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13
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Does someone drown?
11 supporters
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5
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2
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Setton
There's a scene in season one where a character dreams about attempting to drown someone
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Is there gun violence?
14 supporters
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6
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