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‘Room 104’ Review: Season 4 Brings HBO’s Whimsical Experiment to a Triumphant Close

‘Room 104’ Review: Season 4 Brings HBO’s Whimsical Experiment to a Triumphant Close

The legacy of “Room 104” goes well beyond what did or did not happen within those four walls. When the series launched in June 2017, The Duplass brothers’ episodic anthology was one of the few HBO original programs to air outside of Sunday nights. Just two years into launching HBO Now — the former cabler’s first standalone streaming offering — premium content was needed to help justify the premium cost ($15/month). Co-creators and executive producers Mark and Jay Duplass were happy to debut their latest brainchild on Friday nights, especially after their first HBO venture, “Togetherness,” only lasted two seasons on Sundays before getting the axe. That half-hour comedy wasn’t expensive compared to shows like “Game of Thrones” or “Ballers,” but their plan for “Room 104″ offered big stars and bigger ideas on an even lower budget.

“To their credit, [HBO executives] said, ‘You know what? We’ve got to figure out what our

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