High Maintenance - Very good web-series. Discuss.

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Co-created by the casting director of 30 Rock. Hannibal Burress appears. Have not seen anything nail Williamsburg circa now quite so well.

http://www.helpingyoumaintain.com/episodes

viacom dios, Wednesday, 22 May 2013 20:34 (four years ago) Permalink

this is fantastic indeed and like you say its spot-on in its depiction of williamsburg and it does it evokes a contemporary time and place much better than portlandia.

Old Boy In Network (Michael B), Wednesday, 22 May 2013 21:00 (four years ago) Permalink

some of these are really good! but i'm just so sick of brooklyn porn, there are enough attempts at "nailing" it that i don't really care which ones have the most success

shit, cat shit, cat shit, cat shit, cat shit, cat shit, cat shit, cat (zachlyon), Wednesday, 22 May 2013 21:34 (four years ago) Permalink

I like this web series but haven't dipped back in since the first time I found it.

polyphonic, Wednesday, 22 May 2013 21:45 (four years ago) Permalink

six months pass...

i love this series so much

the newest one is really crazy and awesome, kind of a bummer that dealer guy is barely in it but its also kind of cool to see how it can work without him:

http://vimeo.com/79948720

|$̲̅(̲̅ιοο̲̅)̲̅$̲̅| (gr8080), Friday, 6 December 2013 15:28 (four years ago) Permalink

yeah another great episode. hopefully more to follow soon.

subaltern 8 (Michael B), Friday, 6 December 2013 19:59 (four years ago) Permalink

Damn this show is good. Once again they nailed the BK life-hacker Crossfit dude. I know cause I was that guy. I read Timothy Ferris and did squats in restaurant bathrooms, listened to Bashar and preached the laws of existence, experimented with polyphasic sleep, ate once daily giant grass-fed steaks. That was a couple years ago and thankfully I'm way more relaxed about all that stuff now.

but, hurt. (Self-Taught Dougie), Friday, 6 December 2013 20:59 (four years ago) Permalink

you couldnt get past the crystal insertion either huh

|$̲̅(̲̅ιοο̲̅)̲̅$̲̅| (gr8080), Friday, 6 December 2013 21:02 (four years ago) Permalink

I drew the line with crystals. I did though creep out a girl (in bed even) when I told her I wanted to swim with dolphins. She was convinced that dolphins are all crazy rapists and could ejaculate 50 feet.

but, hurt. (Self-Taught Dougie), Friday, 6 December 2013 21:05 (four years ago) Permalink

woah i just googled "bashar"

|$̲̅(̲̅ιοο̲̅)̲̅$̲̅| (gr8080), Friday, 6 December 2013 21:07 (four years ago) Permalink

i knew it was over when we were at teagan's sacred geometry workshop in sedona

tpp, Saturday, 7 December 2013 15:08 (four years ago) Permalink

I drew the line with crystals. I did though creep out a girl (in bed even) when I told her I wanted to swim with dolphins. She was convinced that dolphins are all crazy rapists and could ejaculate 50 feet.

― but, hurt. (Self-Taught Dougie), Friday, December 6, 2013 4:05 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark

Maybe she's the one behind the DOLPHINS RAPE PEOPLE stickers plastered all over MHT

乒乓, Saturday, 7 December 2013 15:33 (four years ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

"Helen" was some shit, man. Like "Louie" level of bleakness

, Saturday, 4 January 2014 19:03 (four years ago) Permalink

haha yes it was. I just watched the first six or seven of these yesterday. good show

dmr, Wednesday, 8 January 2014 16:16 (four years ago) Permalink

Many lols at the punchline to "Elijah"

, Wednesday, 8 January 2014 16:19 (four years ago) Permalink

I watched the whole thing the other day. Didn't take long! Hopefully there will be more.

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 8 January 2014 16:24 (four years ago) Permalink

should we do a "actually good web series 2014" thread?

― |$̲̅(̲̅ιοο̲̅)̲̅$̲̅| (gr8080), Wednesday, January 8, 2014 9:13 AM (1 hour ago)

|$̲̅(̲̅ιοο̲̅)̲̅$̲̅| (gr8080), Wednesday, 8 January 2014 16:28 (four years ago) Permalink

"be the change you want to see in the world"

- john fogerty

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 8 January 2014 16:33 (four years ago) Permalink

"sorry man, here, have an edible. it's on me. better hide it though, homegirl will snatch a pastry."

dmr, Wednesday, 8 January 2014 20:15 (four years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8d3LOpOQX0

, Thursday, 9 January 2014 00:26 (four years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

new one is up

http://vimeo.com/85795925

|$̲̅(̲̅ιοο̲̅)̲̅$̲̅| (gr8080), Wednesday, 5 February 2014 18:43 (four years ago) Permalink

I watched first 6+ of these and I just can't even though someone I know is in some of them.

Orson Wellies (in orbit), Wednesday, 5 February 2014 20:32 (four years ago) Permalink

At first I was excited that people are into that thing she does! Cool for her! Then I was like, these people are why I pass on invitations to go out to half the things and I haven't laughed in 3 episodes and now I'm starting to get mad at everyone.

Orson Wellies (in orbit), Wednesday, 5 February 2014 20:33 (four years ago) Permalink

theyre not all supposed to be funny though...?

|$̲̅(̲̅ιοο̲̅)̲̅$̲̅| (gr8080), Wednesday, 5 February 2014 20:38 (four years ago) Permalink

i mean i guess they are, but they each have a very different tone, which is a strength imo

|$̲̅(̲̅ιοο̲̅)̲̅$̲̅| (gr8080), Wednesday, 5 February 2014 20:39 (four years ago) Permalink

i liked the three i saw
what's not to like?

we slowly invented brains (La Lechera), Wednesday, 5 February 2014 20:43 (four years ago) Permalink

Well, for me, the answer is "All of the people" but I'm a little unsophisticated like that.

Orson Wellies (in orbit), Wednesday, 5 February 2014 20:45 (four years ago) Permalink

i still dgi but ok!

we slowly invented brains (La Lechera), Wednesday, 5 February 2014 20:47 (four years ago) Permalink

They're all terrible? Like normal-terrible, for the most part, I guess--too real, maybe? If I wanted to be reminded that people that dumb and terrible exist I wouldn't have made so many life choices that avoid them. I get that the "types" are being sketched in gentle or not so gentle mockery or even recognition, but the characters make me angry and I want to yell at them and then leave the party and go home.

Orson Wellies (in orbit), Wednesday, 5 February 2014 20:56 (four years ago) Permalink

a sign of great art imo

|$̲̅(̲̅ιοο̲̅)̲̅$̲̅| (gr8080), Wednesday, 5 February 2014 20:58 (four years ago) Permalink

how i feel about lena dunham always xp

Mordy , Wednesday, 5 February 2014 20:59 (four years ago) Permalink

xp Probably! I hope it's a success, the writers and actors seem great.

xp to Mordy: Yeah I don't watch that show either.

Orson Wellies (in orbit), Wednesday, 5 February 2014 21:00 (four years ago) Permalink

i thought the one about the craigslist homeless girl was pretty funny and the one with the neurotic assistant who winds up in the bathroom talking to the dealer guy, can't remember the other one i watched.
i dunno, these are not people i encounter ever irl and i didn't really feel hostility toward them as characters, but i was only with them for like 10 min or something!

i just thought it was weird you hated them so much because i never watch internet comedy videos but i found these pleasing for a passing larf.

we slowly invented brains (La Lechera), Wednesday, 5 February 2014 21:01 (four years ago) Permalink

lol oh these are basically real people, you can overhear them having these exact conversations in most coffee shops, bars, subways, street corners, public spaces...

Orson Wellies (in orbit), Wednesday, 5 February 2014 21:05 (four years ago) Permalink

io the one i just posted has intersectional feminism content

|$̲̅(̲̅ιοο̲̅)̲̅$̲̅| (gr8080), Wednesday, 5 February 2014 21:17 (four years ago) Permalink

oh all right I'll listen to it while I make lunch.

Orson Wellies (in orbit), Wednesday, 5 February 2014 21:24 (four years ago) Permalink

good idea too look @ it too

|$̲̅(̲̅ιοο̲̅)̲̅$̲̅| (gr8080), Wednesday, 5 February 2014 21:44 (four years ago) Permalink

LL the craigslist homeless one is based on a real person official noise board thread for korean abdul-jabbar, the vice magazine mormon grifter

, Thursday, 6 February 2014 02:56 (four years ago) Permalink

lol oh these are basically real people, you can overhear them having these exact conversations in most coffee shops, bars, subways, street corners, public spaces...

'most' is maybe not the right word here, but, yeah

i love this as like, social anthropology, but i can see just being wearied by it

Lamp, Thursday, 6 February 2014 03:00 (four years ago) Permalink

See, now "Matilda" was genuinely warm and loving, and I enjoyed it a lot! Molly critiquing Iron John was the extra sprinkles on top.

Orson Wellies (in orbit), Thursday, 6 February 2014 04:11 (four years ago) Permalink

Anyone know the music track at the start of cycle three, one about the comedian going on tour?

cardamon, Thursday, 6 February 2014 04:22 (four years ago) Permalink

gil scot heron - new york is killing me

|$̲̅(̲̅ιοο̲̅)̲̅$̲̅| (gr8080), Thursday, 6 February 2014 04:28 (four years ago) Permalink

o hfound it, gil scott heron xp

cardamon, Thursday, 6 February 2014 04:29 (four years ago) Permalink

Just watched all of this in one go. Amazing.

cardamon, Thursday, 6 February 2014 05:26 (four years ago) Permalink

So many shows try to do this but end up being maudlin or nasty

cardamon, Thursday, 6 February 2014 05:26 (four years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

new ep on wednesday!

teaser: http://vimeo.com/89470509

°ㅇ๐ْ ° (gr8080), Monday, 24 March 2014 16:31 (three years ago) Permalink

http://25.media.tumblr.com/a89b8b559bacd2bcfbc7ee5fac07937b/tumblr_mgbjnpJEld1qiqwbao4_1280.png

ben sinclair is a sleepy, sexy satyr. i love him.

ogmor, Monday, 24 March 2014 16:42 (three years ago) Permalink

so good:

http://vimeo.com/channels/highmaintenance/90011431

°ㅇ๐ْ ° (gr8080), Thursday, 27 March 2014 03:54 (three years ago) Permalink

I think I finally 'get' New York now

, Thursday, 27 March 2014 14:47 (three years ago) Permalink

wkiw his character, he always seems so chill
really loving this thing, can't remember who brought it up in another thread but thx

Jibe, Thursday, 27 March 2014 15:33 (three years ago) Permalink

Premieres tonight

kolakube (Ross), Friday, 19 January 2018 21:22 (one month ago) Permalink

I hated the season opener last time (about the two friends having a nervous breakdown) - too cruel, where the series had never been cruel before. Would love to start watching again if it's improved.

Chuck_Tatum, Friday, 19 January 2018 22:01 (one month ago) Permalink

yeah, cruel was p good word for the last opener. fingers crossed for this season

rap is dad (it's a boy!), Sunday, 21 January 2018 01:55 (one month ago) Permalink

new one is kind of o_O

mh, Sunday, 21 January 2018 01:58 (one month ago) Permalink

yeah I thought it was pretty bad

iatee, Sunday, 21 January 2018 03:05 (one month ago) Permalink

the best part of the show is a little dip into someone's life around the time the guy passes through

this one tried to make the general atmosphere of NYC on a bad day the main character, had a really one-note "whoa gross" joke, and then filled the gap with the personal doings of the guy which weren't all that well-done

the weird nightmare was a little too something

mh, Sunday, 21 January 2018 03:44 (one month ago) Permalink

at least the web-series is very good

rap is dad (it's a boy!), Sunday, 21 January 2018 06:00 (one month ago) Permalink

mh otm but it still felt good to be back

Dat Login was the dname u doofus (Sufjan Grafton), Sunday, 21 January 2018 06:09 (one month ago) Permalink

yeah, this is still a welcome return, even in the ongoing diminishing returns

I do laugh whenever Homeless Heidi shows up, guiltily

mh, Sunday, 21 January 2018 16:07 (one month ago) Permalink

That was ok, I enjoyed the vibe even if several moments were eye-rolling.

I'll never get tired of watching Ben Sinclair's reaction shots.

I assume non-white actors get super bored of playing the "dignified but unknowable" role

Chuck_Tatum, Sunday, 21 January 2018 19:05 (one month ago) Permalink

Y'all are such whiners. I loved the premiere! Really captured the everything's-going-to-shit-but-it's-affecting-me-mostly-only-tangentially thing that's happening right now. The threesome twist was revealed perfectly, and even the bit with the balloon was done well (I thought). I laughed, I teared up, what else do you want, jackels?

DJI, Sunday, 21 January 2018 19:56 (one month ago) Permalink

i also loved the premiere; thought the "omg, the worst thing is happening right now" moment was a dead on hit as to what NYC felt like in the days after trump was elected... i saw multiple people crying in the streets. I think i cried in the streets!

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Sunday, 21 January 2018 21:09 (one month ago) Permalink

it didn't seem believable that the type of people who would be so distraught by trump winning would also spend election night off the grid having some sex party

iatee, Sunday, 21 January 2018 21:15 (one month ago) Permalink

well that is (at least one of the reasons) why they didn't make it about the election but instead made it LOOMING HORRIBLE THING THAT HAS HAPPENED

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Sunday, 21 January 2018 21:16 (one month ago) Permalink

okay, but also it was totally about the election, so

iatee, Sunday, 21 January 2018 21:21 (one month ago) Permalink

It wasn't about the election. Something completely unexpected happened overnight.

DJI, Sunday, 21 January 2018 21:51 (one month ago) Permalink

it wasn’t specifically about the election but... it was about the election

mh, Sunday, 21 January 2018 22:07 (one month ago) Permalink

Thought this was fairly solid. DJI OTM about the threesome twist, well executed. Only complaint here is the leaden and clumsy dialogue which takes me out of it, characters feeling like one-note stereotypes (the brief conspiracy guy scene where he mentions elon musk).

kolakube (Ross), Sunday, 21 January 2018 22:17 (one month ago) Permalink

they left the traumatic event vague for a reason, and it was clear that it was related to trump, but it wasn't about the election, imo. it could be all sorts of things: trump using a nuclear bomb, an drone strike killing even more civilians than they commonly do, trump going full on fascist and ordering a special force to murder a bunch of US citizens, etc.

Karl Malone, Sunday, 21 January 2018 22:55 (one month ago) Permalink

Karl otm

kolakube (Ross), Sunday, 21 January 2018 23:01 (one month ago) Permalink

Is "the guy" rich?

Philip Nunez, Monday, 22 January 2018 01:17 (one month ago) Permalink

he makes a pretty decent living indicating he’s skirting the line between dealer and distributor but his overhead appears low

mh, Monday, 22 January 2018 02:25 (one month ago) Permalink

this show is good but yes I want jackals

Empire Burl Ives (Hadrian VIII), Monday, 22 January 2018 04:12 (one month ago) Permalink

it was ok

marcos, Monday, 22 January 2018 21:11 (one month ago) Permalink

about as good as some of the other episodes last season. it does suffer a little from having to fill the time slot imo

balloon moment was a little too feel-good we-are-all-in-this-together

marcos, Monday, 22 January 2018 21:12 (one month ago) Permalink

last ep was heavy handed

kolakube (Ross), Monday, 29 January 2018 05:45 (three weeks ago) Permalink

liked keyboard lady returning

mh, Monday, 29 January 2018 15:01 (three weeks ago) Permalink

second half felt like the web series again. idk maybe because they rehashed the plot line w/ the mouse more or less

marcos, Monday, 29 January 2018 20:27 (three weeks ago) Permalink

i liked that they had suburban boomers at the center of a storyline (in theory more than practice, unfortch)

gr8080, Monday, 29 January 2018 20:33 (three weeks ago) Permalink

last ep was solid - drug dealer woes about multiple visits to the same person in one day were OTM as well

kolakube (Ross), Sunday, 4 February 2018 02:46 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Show feels more and more like Slacker with every passing ep, which is a welcome feeling to me.

Position Position, Sunday, 4 February 2018 03:02 (two weeks ago) Permalink

balloon moment = coke ad

, Sunday, 4 February 2018 03:13 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i didn't have any problem w that scene, it felt authentic...life in the city and on the subway includes these occasional nice moments

Dumpster Fire Walk With Me (Hadrian VIII), Sunday, 4 February 2018 17:36 (two weeks ago) Permalink

last one was really good!

marcos, Monday, 12 February 2018 21:12 (one week ago) Permalink

was super happy to see Machine on there

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Monday, 12 February 2018 21:26 (one week ago) Permalink

yeah this was good

kolakube (Ross), Monday, 12 February 2018 22:15 (one week ago) Permalink

dude's friendship with the guy in this ep was great

kolakube (Ross), Monday, 12 February 2018 22:28 (one week ago) Permalink

baruch's dancing style was inspirational

mh, Tuesday, 13 February 2018 00:49 (one week ago) Permalink

i think he gave that chick a drink he found in the men's room, ew

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Tuesday, 13 February 2018 00:52 (one week ago) Permalink

lol yes, I was thinking how bad that was, but dude's broke and uh... yeah I'll ignore that happened

mh, Tuesday, 13 February 2018 00:54 (one week ago) Permalink

show is transforming in to something kind of new and different

i still don't like it as much as the best web series eps, but i still like it

gr8080, Tuesday, 20 February 2018 17:54 (two days ago) Permalink

they did a great job of capturing the tedious yet anxious dread of sitting in the ER triage area

mh, Tuesday, 20 February 2018 17:57 (two days ago) Permalink

they really did

marcos, Tuesday, 20 February 2018 17:58 (two days ago) Permalink

yeah i liked the last episode a lot, best of season so far imo

It's not delivery, it's Adorno! (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 20 February 2018 18:07 (two days ago) Permalink

does anyone else worry w/that IV drip of painkillers? like the way he refused it at first...i wonder if he has a history?

It's not delivery, it's Adorno! (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 20 February 2018 18:07 (two days ago) Permalink

I think it was more that he figured he'd just vape up discreetly, but that ended up actually ramping up his anxiety. Peeling up the bandage to take a peek sure didn't help.

mh, Tuesday, 20 February 2018 19:44 (two days ago) Permalink

tbh opioids freak me out, the addictive potential is scray

marcos, Tuesday, 20 February 2018 19:47 (two days ago) Permalink

*scary

marcos, Tuesday, 20 February 2018 19:47 (two days ago) Permalink

I think the potential's there, it's mostly chronic pain management where you get in trouble

I've been prescribed them three times (wisdom tooth removal, abscess surgery, broken wrist) and never felt the need to continue after my prescription ran out because the pain was gone or manageable. the first two were vicodin and the last was percocet, though, and wow there's a difference. hospital would probably just be a morphine drip

mh, Tuesday, 20 February 2018 19:51 (two days ago) Permalink

appreciated how he was goofy as heck on the combination, it was well-acted

mh, Tuesday, 20 February 2018 19:52 (two days ago) Permalink


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