High Maintenance: Season 1 (2016)

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Season 1
High Maintenance

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Dreamlike, poignant, and often funny, High Maintenance successfully transitions from the web to the small screen thanks to sharp writing and an excellent cast.

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Critic Ratings: 42

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Episodes

Air date: Sep 16, 2016

The Guy makes an uncomfortable delivery to a macho client and his friend; Max and Lainey's co-dependent relationship begins to wane after Max spends time with a new group of friends.

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Air date: Sep 23, 2016

A young girl, who lives with her aunt and uncle in Brooklyn, struggles to be a normal college student; the Guy delivers to a jaded couple who are throwing an intimate birthday gathering.

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Air date: Sep 30, 2016

Culture shock takes its toll on Chase and his sensitive dog Gatsby after moving from the Midwest to Queens.

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Air date: Oct 7, 2016

Aging parents navigate their son's recent success and new lifestyle; the Guy delivers to a retired man who lives downstairs from his neurotic daughter and her family.

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Air date: Oct 14, 2016

An aspiring writer convinces the Guy to sit down for a one-on-one interview; a former customer enlists the Guy's help when she is confronted by her past.

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Air date: Oct 21, 2016

The Guy pays a visit to a longtime customer and agoraphobic, Patrick; the Guy seeks solace from a customer after a rough night.

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Cast & Crew

Ben Sinclair
The Guy

Actor
Kristen Hung
Joon

Guest Star
Ismenia Mendes
Anja

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Michael Cyril Creighton
Patrick

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Shazi Raja
Eesha

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Ryan Woodle
Chase

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Max Jenkins
Max

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Greta Lee
Heidi

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Yael Stone
Beth

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Helene Yorke
Lainey

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Clem Cheung
Wei

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Lee Tergesen
Leo

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Amy Ryan
Gigi

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Stephen Lin
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Peter Friedman
Jim

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Bridget Moloney
Quinn

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Paul Thureen
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Russell Gregory
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Critic Reviews for High Maintenance: Season 1

Audience Reviews for High Maintenance: Season 1

  • May 04, 2021
    Good script, good direction, and interesting characters, but the anthology format makes it hard to be invested in characters
  • Jan 16, 2021
    Chill vibes and NYC atmosphere
  • Jul 21, 2020
    Goofy and charming. Wonderful cast of characters.
  • Jun 26, 2020
    This is the most refreshing show I've seen in years. Nothing feels as honest and relatable as High Maintenance. I couldn't commend Katja Blichfeld & Ben Sinclair more for the fantastic series they've created.
  • Jan 24, 2018
    Ben Sinclair's web series turned out to be ideal fodder for an HBO show, and High Maintenance's simple-enough concept was certainly able to leap bounds with a heightened budget. Even though the series deals with the day-to-day life of a pot dealer, perhaps a better title for the show may have been New Yorker, as Sinclair's unnamed protagonist is often relegated to being a supporting (or even minor) character. High Maintenance is in essence an anthology series, not unlike Joe Swanberg's Easy, as each episode tells at least one self-contained story on a character, all while showing certain facets of contemporary New York life that hadn't really been explored on television before (even by Girls or Broad City). It owes a lot to its indie values too, as the show has often beautiful filmmaking and editing to it, and the scripts are always intelligent, and open-ended in a way that's tickling rather than frustrating. A fully realized debut season for a series that may from one angle be HBO's most modest series, but also perhaps its best crafted from another.
  • Mar 12, 2017
    A series of short stories on the lives of everyday people living in New York. All the stories have one character in common - a pot dealer known simply as "the guy". Wonderfully quirky and engaging series of vignettes. A great mix of drama and comedy. The short stories, of which there are one or two each episode, suck you in with likable characters in interesting situations. From there it is a leisurely ride to a great punch-line. Writer-director-creators (and husband and wife) Katja Blichfield and Ben Sinclair do a great job at keeping the stories simple, yet profound, and the characters relatable. Sinclair also stars as The Guy, and does so very well, coming across as an entrepreneurial version of The Dude in The Big Lebowski. My favourite episode: S1 E3, where the dog falls in love with his walker. You actually feel you are seeing the world from the dog's eyes, and it's a wonderful experience. (Incidentally, the walker is played by Yael Stone, of Orange Is The New Black fame).
  • Dec 19, 2016
    Episoadele 2 si 3 rup baraca TV
  • Nov 09, 2016
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  • Sep 25, 2016
    As one reviewer stated, I have not seen the web series and found the first episode intolerable and couldn't even finish watching it. It is the worst half hour I have ever seen on HBO. Again, it may be because I have absolutely no feeling for the characters...except maybe the pot dealer. The other ones got on my nerves like a nail on a chalkboard.
  • Sep 24, 2016
    I believe it is important to be completely stoned, wasted to enjoy this. It is simply stupid if you are sober.

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