“Room 104” is the latest entry in the burgeoning category, offering standalone arcs from two men who are well-versed in constructing them.
The latter point brings us to… “Room 104” is an episodic TV show.
The Duplass Brothers have worked with some pretty incredible people over the years, and their magnetic draw for talent continues in “Room 104.” Take a look at the cast list for Season 1: 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.
These are three very different shows about very different people with very different settings, and “Room 104” is fittingly — you guessed it — very different, too.
Realizing all these aspects while watching “Room 104” makes the experience more rewarding, which very much lines up with the experience of watching television in general.