Editor’s Note

Dunkirk Dave, my friend, I thank you for giving us hope, but the jig is up. We’re still waiting for that early spring you predicted while you were gobbling pumpkin pie last month. There’s always next year.

Blame it on the long, bone-chilling winter and our toasty new home, but I’ve lost the desire to brave the cold at this point in the season. I’ll spend my nights and weekends indoors until Mother Nature turns up the heat.

Forgive me, but I stopped having fun dodging car-swallowing potholes and falling down in driveways sometime back in January.

That means I’ll be entertaining myself inside my home for the foreseeable future, so I’ve welcomed cable television back into my life – temporarily at least.

Outside of news and sports, I struggle to find much to watch on TV, but there’s at least one show worth my time.

The season premiere of A&E’s “Bates Motel” kept my interest from start to finish this week. The show’s second season, which airs Mondays at 9 p.m., continues to follow a teenage Norman Bates in a contemporary prequel to the classic film “Psycho.”

The show offers several interesting characters and storylines that keep viewers entertained as we watch Norman continue to unravel. I wouldn’t call “Bates Motel” a “family-friendly show,” but adults who are fans of Alfred Hitchcock’s film might enjoy it.

If nothing else, it has to beat snow blowing your driveway.