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  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 16, 2016
Season #: 1, 2
High Maintenance (2016) Image
Metascore
85

Universal acclaim - based on 4 Critics What's this?

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 9 Ratings

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  • Summary: The Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair comedy about a New York City marijuana dealer returns for a second season.
  • Genre(s): Comedy
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Reviewed by: Liz Shannon Miller
    Jan 22, 2018
    100
    From the top down, this is a show that has such patience and empathy for its characters, even the most minute of roles, that it makes you want to get to know the people around you in real life better, open yourself up to their stories, discover their secrets within. Because while there might be unpleasant surprises, good things might also result.
  2. Reviewed by: Ed Gonzalez
    Jan 19, 2018
    88
    Here and elsewhere, the series attests with great compassion to the revitalizing effects of living in a place where, while more homogeneous than it once was, pockets of resistance remain--and where people are nothing if not alive to the power of difference.
  3. Reviewed by: Hank Stuever
    Jan 18, 2018
    80
    High Maintenance is hardly an advertisement for pot; once in a while it even seems to suggest that the drug keeps the Guy and his customers in a slightly numbed state of response to the world around them. These are not the stereotypical stoners of yore. Like so many Americans, they’re just looking for a break from all this. That they do and don’t find relief is part of what makes the show so believably, wistfully good.
  4. Reviewed by: Emily Nussbaum
    Jan 19, 2018
    80
    In the show’s second season on HBO, airing this month, the ease is back, thank God, and the series feels, even in slighter moments, newly confident, with an increased ability to reflect a larger world in flux. Each of the five episodes sent to critics is worth watching.
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