What makes cults so boundlessly attractive to cult followers and so immediately unnerving for the rest of us? That’s just one of the questions raised by Netflix’s new documentary miniseries Wild Wild Country, which tries to get to the bottom of a 1980s dispute between a religious commune and the Oregon community next door. Also on deck this week is the Nick Offerman-starring Hearts Beat Loud, a feel-good indie movie about a dad trying to get the band back together with his college-bound daughter.

Music interlude by Fantasy Crisis, “College.” Used under Creative Commons license 3.0.

Theme music by Alexander Osborn and Lindsey Mysse. Used under Creative Commons license 3.0.