The Hitchhiker is not great, but its shortcomings are further compounded because this compilation features some of its worst moments. A little background:
The Hitchhiker began on HBO, but was eventually sold to USA network. The series focused on story lines that, while violent, could often be explained through reason and science rather than the supernatural. Although the third season had a truly great episode ("Nightshift," which is not featured on this compilation), The Hitchhiker's typical episode was lackluster at best. Personally, I still find it entertaining, but I'd be remiss to call it a "good" show; it was often confusing and/or terrible. The episode on this compilation entitled "O.D. Feelin'," for example, is more like a morality play put on by a high school drama club than a professionally-produced TV show. Surprisingly, both Gene Simmons (as "Mr. Big" the least original character name in history, even if it deliberately represents an archetype) and Sandra Bernhard (with a lousy voice-over dubbed to make her character more convincing as a man) appear in "O.D. Feelin'."
When making these DVD compilations, the producers seem to have chosen the shows based on star power (I use the term loosely, most of the more prominent "stars" from this series are B-listers who gained small amounts of fame after appearing on The Hitchhiker) rather than quality. I have watched volumes one through three, and as a true fan of anthology horror, I found only one episode to be on the same level as, say, Tales From the Crypt, or even Tales from the Darkside (which had MANY bad episodes)--or even The Ray Bradbury Theater.