I Checked out of Bates Motel for Chloë Sevigny

James D'arcy and Chloë Sevigny star in "Those Who Kill" from A&E.

James D’arcy and Chloë Sevigny star in “Those Who Kill” from A&E.

Bates Motel was really my kind of drama and I watched the first episode, actually parts of the first episode three times. But I never carried through and watched all of the episodes of the first season.

Here it is now, March of 2014, and new episodes of the second season of Bates Motel have begun, and my trusty DVR has recorded them, but I still haven’t got caught up with the first season.

Last night I watched the first episode of Those Who Kill with Chloë Sevigny and James D’arcy and was blown away. Tonight I promptly deleted Bates Motel off by DVR and canceled the record order in my series manager.

I figured if I haven’t gotten around to watching Bates Motel by the time the second season has started, then it just isn’t for me.

In Those Who Kill, Sevigny plays Catherine Jensen, a new to homicide detective who has paintings of serial killer’s homes in her apartment. Not too creepy, they are well done paintings.

James D’arcy plays Thomas Schaeffer, a forencis psychologist who’s not on the best of terms with the police department, and Jensen goes to him to get insight into her cases.

They both find themselves deeply involved in Pittsburgh’s serial killers, each in a different way and judging from the first episode, that may do more harm than good.

A&E will no doubt replay the first episode so if  you get a chance, you should DVR it and then set your DVR to catch it on Monday nights at 9pm.

Check Into Bates Motel on Saturday

Get caught up on Bates Motel tomorrow when they show the first four episodes starting at 7pm CT on A&E. A new episode premieres on Monday 8pm/7pm ET/CT.

Freddie Highmore is phenomenal in the role of Norman Bates and Vera Farmiga may play his mother Norma, but don’t expect her to be dead and in the root cellar anytime soon.

The word is out that A&E has ordered ten new episodes for Season 2 slated to premiere in 2014.

That’s even more reason to get caught up on Season 1 and stay current to the bitter end.

There’s a cool Graphic Novel download through iTunes that accompanies Bates Motel that can be read through iPhone, iPad or iPod touch (must be read on an iOS device).

The web site is so incredibly interactive (see graphic) it’s like something you’d see for a movie (you can have loads of fun there (and earn stickers from GetGlue).