Just finished watching the series a couple of weeks ago. The Psycho legacy leaves audiences now with plenty of material that's stemmed from the original 1960 film. The TV series is easier on younger viewers because of its contemporary spin. Both Vera and Freddie are great and Freddie Highmore literally disappears into the role of Norman Bates. The series is well acted, but shouldn't be something to be taken too lightly on a subject in conversation. My only beef is that the writers bring closer, which, to the older fans of the franchise won't sit as well. Honestly, I was waiting for Norman to plead insanity, where he actually gets away with murder, which is exactly what happened at the beginning of the first sequel back in 1982, and that's not much of what I'd call a spoiler. Still worth the watch, and the next time I pick up the series, I'm probably going to binge from start to finish.