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‘Bates Motel’

Have you checked into this is atmospheric/moody series lately? It premiered last year as a modern-day prequel to “Psycho” and now in its second season has settled into a weekly creepy psychological drama examining the oh-so-strange relationship between smothering mother Norma (Vera Farmiga) and her disturbed teenage son Norman (Freddie Highmore). 9 p.m. Monday, March 24, on A&E (

Doug Knoop, Seattle Times staff

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Also on Monday

“The Voice,” 8 p.m. (NBC): Advisers Aloe Blacc, The Band Perry, Miranda Lambert and Jill Scott offer their help to the singers, as the battle rounds continue.

“Anchors Aweigh” (1945), 8:45 p.m. (TCM): Two sailors on leave in Hollywood help an actress get her big break.

“The Tomorrow People,” 9 p.m. (The CW): Stephen finds a clue that the Tomorrow People have been desperately seeking; Russell and John learn about a dangerous plan; Cara is shocked when she uncovers the identity of a new breakout.

“Mom,” 9:30 p.m. (CBS): Bonnie and Christy try to ensure that everything goes smoothly when Violet finds a couple to adopt her baby.

“Archer,” 10 p.m. (FX): Archer avoids crash landing in a dangerous swamp and comes face-to-face with a shady arms dealer.

“Castle,” 10:01 p.m. (ABC): An investigation into the murder of a Wall Street trader takes a shocking turn when Castle and Beckett discover Gates’ estranged sister is involved.

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