I thought the first episode was solid. I love that they've recreated the iconic house and motel. I wasn't expecting that at all so this will please Psycho fans.
I didn't think this story would work in a modern setting, but it does. Vera Farmiga wastes not time in showing how domineering and crazy she is as Mrs Bates, and Freddy Highmore is great as Norman. He brings new shades to an old character. They've set up future plots with this episode and I can't wait to see where it all goes.