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Room 104 (HBO) -- anthology series created by the Duplass Brothers



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Set in a single room of an average American motel, Room 104 tells a different story of the assorted characters who pass through it in each episode.

The show will feature performances by Hugo Armstrong, Davie-Blue, Melonie Diaz, Jay Duplass, Veronica Falcon, Adam Foster, Ellen Geer, Keir Gilchrist, Philip Baker Hall, Sarah Hay, Poorna Jagannathan, Orlando Jones, Ethan & Gavin Kent, Amy Landecker, Konstantin Lavysh, Sameerah Luqmaan-Harris, Keta Meggett, Natalie Morgan, Ross Partridge, Karan Soni, Dendrie Taylor, Tony Todd, Will Tranfo, James Van Der Beek, Mae Whitman and Nat Wolff.

Directors for the series include Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck, Patrick Brice, Marta Cunningham, Doug Emmett, Megan Griffiths, Dayna Hanson, Chad Hartigan, Ross Partridge, Sarah Adina Smith and So Yong Kim; and writers include Xan Aranda & Ross Partridge, Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck, Mark Duplass, Dayna Hanson, Carson Mell and Ross Partridge.

Mark Duplass and Jay Duplass are the creators and executive producers of Room 104; executive producer, Xan Aranda; co-executive producer, Ross Partridge; producer, Sydney Fleischmann.
12 episode first season

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Re: Room 104 (HBO) -- anthology series created by the Duplass Brothers

Well... that first episode was certainly interesting...
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I really enjoy their work. Can't wait for episode 2!
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Re: Room 104 (HBO) -- anthology series created by the Duplass Brothers

I just watched the first episode. Is this going to be a straight up horror/thriller anthology or will each episode be different?
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Re: Room 104 (HBO) -- anthology series created by the Duplass Brothers

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I just watched the first episode. Is this going to be a straight up horror/thriller anthology or will each episode be different?
Different. Some will be comedy, some drama, etc.
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Different. Some will be comedy, some drama, etc.
The first episode and the preview for the next episode definitely make it look like a horror/thriller anthology. Just checking. I have tried to cut back on scary shows recently. I thought the first one was really well done. I could think of 2 possible things that could have happened.
1. The babysitter was really crazy.
2. The kid was crazy and the dad left him with a babysitter with hopes that the babysitter might finish him off.
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Re: Room 104 (HBO) -- anthology series created by the Duplass Brothers

I just heard a promo on a podcast. That's what they said - different genres for different episodes.
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Originally Posted by lwhy? View Post
The first episode and the preview for the next episode definitely make it look like a horror/thriller anthology. Just checking. I have tried to cut back on scary shows recently. I thought the first one was really well done. I could think of 2 possible things that could have happened.
1. The babysitter was really crazy.
2. The kid was crazy and the dad left him with a babysitter with hopes that the babysitter might finish him off.
I chose to take the story at face value
Spoiler:
there really was a Ralphie. The bathroom door slamming shut just before the closing credits is him returning to his hiding place
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Really liked this first episode. Will tune in next week.
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I like the bros, but didnt care for this ep, will tune in again tho
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if it has Duplass Bros involved, I'm in no matter what.
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Anybody watch friday night? I thought it was pretty funny. Enjoyed it more than the first episode, which was pretty good itself
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Anybody watch friday night? I thought it was pretty funny. Enjoyed it more than the first episode, which was pretty good itself
I had trouble with this one. I hate to be one of those people who claim, "I knew the ending within the first five minutes"... but:
Spoiler:
Having read the TV description, as soon as the door opened and I saw who the pizza boy was, I thought Oh, he's the real husband and this is some kind of role playing thing
. Obviously not 100%, but enough that the episode held no real suspense for me.
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This week's episode is my favourite so far--until it's too abrupt ending. I felt like this one had the potential to be developed into a feature. It was intriguing, and began to get creepy with the suggestion there may be something supernatural going on with the woman, and the procedure was horrifying. It just ended way too early.

Still, an excellent episode, and cool to see Candyman acting in something again.
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Renewed: http://deadline.com/2017/08/duplass-...bo-1202155574/
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I've been enjoying this, but one thing that bothers me is the failure to make the hotel feel like a part of the show. It doesn't have an atmosphere, I don't feel any sense of its history, or mystery.

In fact, thinking over the shows played so far, Ep 2 is arguably the only one that needed to take place in a hotel room. I wouldn't be surprised if the original story for Ep 1 was conceived of being at the family house. I think the genesis of this series was less the creators being interested in the occupants of a single hotel room than the creators figuring a good way to slash their budget was filming the whole series in a single, small set.
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After seeing 3 episodes (I haven't catch up yet), I'm getting the feeling Tale of the Crypt vibe.
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This week's episode is the one the picture in the above poster is taken from.

It's a good example of how a shorter show allows you to experiment. This one didn't have a traditional narrative, it was essentially an interpretive dance routine. I'm not really into dancing, but for the twenty minute duration, I was intrigued and able to appreciate it. Anything longer and I probably would have gotten bored, but this felt just right.

After the past few months of Twin Peaks, it was nice to watch something surreal and cryptic without it feeling frustrating. This is a good episode.
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Re: Room 104 (HBO) -- anthology series created by the Duplass Brothers

What's the big deal about the Duplas Bros?
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What's the big deal about the Duplas Bros?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duplas...rs_Productions
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What's the big deal about the Duplas Bros?
They produce low budget mediocrity that HBO thinks is the voice of a generation. Actually, they've produced a few decent ones, just stay away anything with their name in the "Written by" or "Directed by" field. Snooze fests.
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I know all that. My question stands.
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I know all that. My question stands.
Well why don't you find a thread where people are saying the Duplass brothers are a big deal and ask them, instead of posting your stupid crap in this one.
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I know all that. My question stands.


Your question is stupid.
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Just asking a question.
Seems their name gets put into the topic title as if it is a big thing that the show was created by them.

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