Originally Posted by Mutilated Prey
I just watched the pilot and besides the obvious terrible decision to put the Bates story in modern times I felt it was a decent watch. It's not just that they are set in the present, but as you watch from the beginning you have the feeling it is actually set in the 50's based on clothes and cars. Then suddenly you see a bunch of hot chachas's playing with their SmartPhones. It's a shock that makes you like "wtf?". However, if you can get past that the story, acting and pace are somewhat enjoyable. I was impressed A&E made a few scenes so graphic too, and I don't just mean the violence. Also, 10 PM on a Monday night is a dead time slot for me, so I'll continue to watch.
That was exactly the impression I got, when the cell phones and the techno style music in the girls' car started up it was like being transported into a different show entirely for me.