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  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 16, 2016
Season #: 1, 2, 3
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81

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6.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 51 Ratings

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  • Summary: The web series created by Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair about a marijuana dealer (Ben Sinclair) in New York City moves to HBO with six new episodes.
  • Genre(s): Comedy
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. Reviewed by: Eric Kohn
    Sep 20, 2016
    100
    In the six half-hour episodes that comprise the new season on HBO, High Maintenance exceeds expectations, not only delivering the same loose energy of the earlier seasons, but deepening the DNA of the show with the complicated tools at its disposal.
  2. Reviewed by: Mitchel Broussard
    Sep 15, 2016
    90
    When it connects, it has the chance to hit back hard. It’s not something usually expected of any half-hour comedy, much less one whose conduit through each anthological arc is weed, but it is surprising in its readiness to be so darkly dramatic. ... High Maintenance is one of the best TV shows of 2016.
  3. Reviewed by: David Sims
    Sep 16, 2016
    90
    High Maintenance could easily have lost the transmutability that made it so special. Instead, it’s gotten better: The emotions run even deeper, the comedy is more self-aware, and The Guy’s ensemble of customers are more richly characterized.
  4. Reviewed by: Willa Paskin
    Sep 14, 2016
    80
    High Maintenance is impressively unruffled by its lengthened format or its move to HBO.
  5. Reviewed by: Jen Chaney
    Sep 15, 2016
    80
    High Maintenance stands out, not just because it’s on the front end of what is apparently a reefer TV trend, but because it’s so precisely made and has such an ambling, open heart.
  6. Reviewed by: Robert Lloyd
    Sep 15, 2016
    80
    Even when the cut comes fast, they stay elegant; the images all register. We cut into conversations in the middle, suggesting talk that has been going on awhile and might go on longer. Scenes show as much as they need to, and just a little more, without seeming interrupted.
  7. Reviewed by: Allison Keene
    Sep 2, 2016
    40
    Though High Maintenance does contain some universal truths about city life, it’s best episode is not about humanity, but about the dog.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 5 out of 10
  1. Nov 9, 2016
    10
    There's nudity, and not the kind you want. That's the only negative. But you see I rated it a 10.

    It's only six episodes, so you can't say
    There's nudity, and not the kind you want. That's the only negative. But you see I rated it a 10.

    It's only six episodes, so you can't say this is the greatest TV show ever. But on a rate basis, like per episode, this is one of the best shows ever made.

    Here's some other shows I like so you can see if our tastes align
    Game of Thrones
    Breaking Bad
    Broad City
    Fargo
    Stranger Things
    Bored to Death
    Rick and Morty
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  2. Oct 7, 2016
    10
    I love this show. It is pure creativity each week and has fascinating stories that share a part of New York few of us would ever see. II love this show. It is pure creativity each week and has fascinating stories that share a part of New York few of us would ever see. I recommend it to all of my friends and once they come in touch with the non linear format they too embrace it. Great job everyone involved in this delightful and touching show. Especially the writers. Expand
  3. Sep 22, 2016
    9
    The characters are really annoying but I found it pretty hilarious and spot on. You either get it or you don't, it's definitely not going toThe characters are really annoying but I found it pretty hilarious and spot on. You either get it or you don't, it's definitely not going to be a show for everyone. Looking forward to more episodes. Expand
  4. Jan 25, 2017
    3
    I dont know why this series has high ratings, didn't find it funny at all, the supporting characters were just boring,i was really expectingI dont know why this series has high ratings, didn't find it funny at all, the supporting characters were just boring,i was really expecting something better. Expand
  5. Oct 19, 2016
    2
    I dont get it. Ive watched 3 episodes now and I dont recognise any characters. A few things have been mildly interesting but the story seemsI dont get it. Ive watched 3 episodes now and I dont recognise any characters. A few things have been mildly interesting but the story seems completely disjointed. I simply cannot see one link between the current show and the previous ones. I'm not gripped and not even sure I'll have time to watch this ever again Expand
  6. Sep 21, 2016
    2
    Sorry. One episode will have to be the limit as a reviewable sample. If annoying your viewership is the same as being funny then this show isSorry. One episode will have to be the limit as a reviewable sample. If annoying your viewership is the same as being funny then this show is hilarious. Expand
  7. Dec 23, 2016
    0
    There is nothing to see here. A boring look at a guy riding his bike to sell weed to various individuals. The people he sells to are for theThere is nothing to see here. A boring look at a guy riding his bike to sell weed to various individuals. The people he sells to are for the most part, boring. The stories are all really lame, and the fact that I called them stories is a bit of a misnomer because who in their right **** mind would write this crap? Expand

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