High Maintenance: Season 2 Reviews

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July 17, 2019
High Maintenance allowed itself to explore a more universal truth about living through interesting times, a mantle taken up by more series since.
December 15, 2018
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.
May 29, 2018
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.
March 26, 2018
In the keen (if slightly bloodshot) eyes of High Maintenance, every single person onscreen -- from the excitable tourist parents to the countless lonely people shuffling around their apartments -- is worthy of having their story told.
March 22, 2018
The show's emotional intelligence goes hand in hand with its radical inclusiveness.
March 2, 2018
No other TV series captures daily life in the city like High Maintenance, which profiles so many of its residents, and from so many different communities, without judgment.
March 1, 2018
The imaginative ways this series explores the human experience are on full display here. It's silly, emotional and thought-provoking all at once.
Top Critic
February 27, 2018
Best of all, you can see the small moments that make New York - and the world more broadly - beautiful, and you don't even have to squint.
February 14, 2018
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.
February 6, 2018
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.
January 30, 2018
High Maintenance stays true to the intimate and often unflattering moments of people's lives that neither they nor television like to acknowledge.
January 24, 2018
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 22, 2018
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.
Full Review | Original Score: A
January 22, 2018
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
January 22, 2018
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.
January 22, 2018
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.
January 19, 2018
High Maintenance is a generous show; it oozes empathy, but it's never gooey. Living in New York City, it's easy to wallow in self-pity and succumb to misanthropy. But watching this show helps put things in perspective.
January 19, 2018
"High Maintenance" has a way of making New York look sufficiently difficult... Yet, despite the show's preference for the more melancholy aspects of someone's day, it retains hope in fleeting moments of happiness, not all of which are laced with THC.
January 19, 2018
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.
January 19, 2018
The series attests to the revitalizing effects of living in a place where pockets of resistance remain.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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