Mark and Jay Duplass (Togetherness) have returned to HBO with something truly unexpected -- a mostly mysterious, sometimes disturbing, sometimes darkly funny anthology about a single hotel room. The visitors (a troubled babysitter, an odd couple, a strange cult) are unrelated, so the episodes play like 30-minute short films. The first three, out now on HBO, tap into the subversion of power and authority. The rug-pulls of each episode occasionally verge into cheap "gotcha" territory, but the stacked cast and magnetism of this room, which seems to draw people on the brink of life-altering moments, make this show damn hard to quit.
Where to watch it: Stream on HBO Go/Now