The Hitchhiker is one of the incredible shows that you know you watched, but now hardly ever hear about. I have great memories of this wickedly dark series, even though I didn't have HBO back in the day. I was pretty much forced to rely on the kindness of my more sophisticated friends (i.e. rich). The Hitchiker ran for 8 solid seasons (1983 - 1991) and starred the babe-a-rific Page Fletcher as this guy who basically, uh, hitchhiked. He would guide the audience in the most ambiguous ways and was the barest of plot devices, but me likey!
There are two episodes I remember distinctly. One is O.D. Feelin' featuring a bag of coke making the rounds in a post apocalyptic (i.e. late 80s) world. My favorite line was, "I guess the rat just ain't selling tonight." I also remember an episode titled Made for Each Other, which features Bill Paxton and Bud Cort as two serial killers who cross paths and cross each other! This episode left me in awe with the wonderful acting and its nice, tidy ending. Give it a go, the whole episode is below:
And check out this awesome Hitchhiker Website