High Maintenance: Season 2 (2018)

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Season 2
High Maintenance

Critics Consensus

High Maintenance's silly premise turns surprisingly insightful in its second season, offering a hopeful, generous view tinged with bittersweet melancholy that consistently avoids stumbling into sentimentality.

100%

TOMATOMETER

Critic Ratings: 22

95%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 55
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Episodes

1
Air date: Jan 19, 2018
2
Air date: Jan 26, 2018
3
Air date: Feb 2, 2018
4
Air date: Feb 9, 2018
5
Air date: Feb 16, 2018
6
Air date: Feb 23, 2018
7
HBD
Air date: Mar 2, 2018
8
Air date: Mar 9, 2018
9
Air date: Mar 16, 2018
10
Air date: Mar 23, 2018

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A comedy of human interaction, the new season of HIGH MAINTENANCE delves deeper into the contemporary anxieties New Yorkers are experiencing, from political tension to soaring real estate prices, while emphasizing the importance of savoring the highs of life in this increasingly volatile world. Pulling back the curtain on The Guy's personal life, the second season reveals a few more people and details of what happens when he's not on the clock.

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Critic Reviews for High Maintenance Season 2

All Critics (22) | Top Critics (9)

High Maintenance has its eyes wide open about the world, but it chooses to see the magic that exists in the mundane whenever possible. And there's still a lot more humanity left to explore.

Jan 22, 2018 | Rating: A | Full Review…

The show's always scanning across the segments of urban life, conveying that each person you see on the street is living through their own little TV dramedy.

Jan 22, 2018 | Full Review…

For a show about stoners, High Maintenance is clear-eyed. It coolly dissects Guy's hip, artsy Brooklyn clientele, lighting them beautifully while exposing all their pretensions, foibles, and charms on such a crushing day.

Jan 19, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

High Maintenance allowed itself to explore a more universal truth about living through interesting times, a mantle taken up by more series since.

Jul 17, 2019 | Full Review…

This deeper dive into humanity makes season two of High Maintenance a must-see. We were hooked by the weed, but are sticking around for the show's offbeat characters that are delicate in their strength.

Dec 14, 2018 | Full Review…

It's not what you would call appointment viewing, but - like The Guy's visits - a perfect chance to relax and let your mind drift.

May 29, 2018 | Full Review…

This season has been as good as the show ever was pre-HBO, possibly even better - in fact, definitely better in some parts, even if we're only judging production value.

Jan 22, 2018 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

No show has ever loved humanity more, despite showing it at its least lovable. And the vehicle for the radical amnesty the show offers in a world dripping with judgment is The Guy, whose benign, vaguely magical presence soothes in every scene.

Feb 6, 2018 | Full Review…

Those who have the discovered the charming anthology about little New York stories stitched together by the pot delivery guy - a show that first originated online - know that the sweet show can create some of the most memorable episodes on TV.

Jan 22, 2018 | Full Review…

It celebrates the inadvertent intersections of people in a polyglot city, the beauty of random individuals sparking against one another. But it also illuminates the risks inherent in that freedom.

Feb 14, 2018 | Full Review…

Yet, the beauty of High Maintenance is its depiction of a humane urban environment, one that can appeal to the better angels of their collective nature.

Jan 24, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

High Maintenance stays true to the intimate and often unflattering moments of people's lives that neither they nor television like to acknowledge.

Jan 21, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for High Maintenance: Season 2

  • Mar 14, 2019
    half of the episodes are very satisfying, the other half are like entourage but for lesbians
  • Mar 24, 2018
    Heavily conflicted between a 4* and 4.5* this time around. A strong showing this season.
  • Mar 24, 2018
    High Maintenance's transition from a web-series to a legit TV show certainly went seamlessly, but this follow-up season is much more paramount, and officially puts it as TV's best anthology series. Filmed in the months after the last Presidential election, this year tried to encapsulate the melancholy that swamped New York in light of the results, and it does this in a way that's bittersweet and universal. Starting with a brilliant premiere that captures a stigma without name-dropping, High Maintenance continued to excel over the course of these 10 episodes. The scripts were astoundingly insightful, capturing areas of New York you might not have even known existed, while also being a joy to watch, thanks to its playful tone, and oft-kilter brand of humor. The show just feels palpable, weird, and funny all at once, and props to the casting department for mostly sticking with (very talented) no-names, as it gives this show such a human face to it. There are good shows, and there are great shows, but only a handful are best described in the same way as High Maintenance: Perfection.
  • Mar 24, 2018
    What a great break from the bs of life -- lots of love and acceptance, lots of reality, i love this show so much....
  • Mar 15, 2018
    High Maintenance is uniquely touching, comical, and insightful. This show is a slice of life that is rare to see nowadays. Thank you Ben Sinclair for such a joy of a show.
  • Feb 25, 2018
    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).
  • Feb 15, 2018
    This show is almost perfect. The one complaint I have is that a season of a show, with episodes of this run length, should be at least 14 episodes per season.
  • Feb 10, 2018
    Compelling and funny, it's amazing how good the writing is when the basis for the storyline is a guy who delivers weed in Brooklyn. Every episode is a journey into an individual life or lives that almost feel voyeuristic. These are complex people with real world problems and challenges. The viewer is never really sure where the story will lead. Sometimes it is funny, often times it is poignant. I dare anyone to watch the 4th Episode of season 2 titled Derech and tell me you've seen anything like this on TV. Beyond the masterful writing the production design is amazing. High Maintenance is a love letter to New York and it's inhabitants. The interior shots are often staggeringly beautiful in the colors and lighting used to frame the scene. Every shot seems to be carefully crafted with care and an artists eye.

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