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 (five 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 (five 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 (five 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 (five 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 (four 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 (four years ago) Permalink

so good:

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

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

I think I finally 'get' New York now

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

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

kolakube (Ross), Monday, 12 February 2018 22:28 (six months ago) Permalink

baruch's dancing style was inspirational

mh, Tuesday, 13 February 2018 00:49 (six months 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 (six months 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 (six months 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 (five months 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 (five months ago) Permalink

they really did

marcos, Tuesday, 20 February 2018 17:58 (five months 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 (five months 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 (five months 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 (five months ago) Permalink

tbh opioids freak me out, the addictive potential is scray

marcos, Tuesday, 20 February 2018 19:47 (five months ago) Permalink

*scary

marcos, Tuesday, 20 February 2018 19:47 (five months 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 (five months ago) Permalink

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

mh, Tuesday, 20 February 2018 19:52 (five months ago) Permalink

Beruch episode might be my all time fave

kolakube (Ross), Friday, 23 February 2018 20:29 (five months ago) Permalink

yea agreed it's one of the best ones

marcos, Friday, 23 February 2018 22:24 (five months ago) Permalink

nice use of weyes blood in the last one (w drugdealer)

kolakube (Ross), Saturday, 24 February 2018 01:35 (five months ago) Permalink

i think this season is better than all the others

marcos, Tuesday, 27 February 2018 15:06 (five months ago) Permalink

lol i've been watching this on showtime since it started and had no idea it was a web series before, totally missed this thread for 4 years .

(•̪●) (carne asada), Tuesday, 27 February 2018 15:10 (five months ago) Permalink

this last episode was great
i had some unfortunately shrooms experiences in college, one involved being at the mall while my roommate and her friend from high school went shopping at the gap
anyway it captured some of the terror of being on shrooms in the wrong environment

It's not delivery, it's Adorno! (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 27 February 2018 15:28 (five months ago) Permalink

i liked when he said "you get to see inside the apartments, that's the best part" bc i think i would agree, w/ this show in general i like the very real glimpses into other folks' lives & spaces

marcos, Tuesday, 27 February 2018 18:29 (five months ago) Permalink

i grinned so big at that line and his delivery of it

gr8080, Tuesday, 27 February 2018 18:36 (five months ago) Permalink

if we stuck with his stand-in the show would be... stoners in cars buying weed

mh, Tuesday, 27 February 2018 18:36 (five months ago) Permalink

also lol @ "janky clown" setup

gr8080, Tuesday, 27 February 2018 18:37 (five months ago) Permalink

That was great, also I was losing it at the fountain scene & the end slo-mo dancing it front of it.

change display name (Jordan), Wednesday, 28 February 2018 18:12 (five months ago) Permalink

"What happened?"

"People didn't want these clothes anymore?"

change display name (Jordan), Wednesday, 28 February 2018 18:15 (five months ago) Permalink

Also appreciated the nod to their audience being mostly people with their parents' HBO Go passwords. Like me. My mother-in-law recently cancelled her cable but HBO Go is still mysteriously working, although I assume it will stop any day now.

change display name (Jordan), Wednesday, 28 February 2018 18:17 (five months ago) Permalink

for some reason I didn't even register the irony at the time, even though I was watching the episode on HBO Go!

mh, Wednesday, 28 February 2018 19:04 (five months ago) Permalink

My favourite show on television, hard to find something else which feels so relevant atm

kolakube (Ross), Wednesday, 28 February 2018 21:37 (five months ago) Permalink

I like how organic things seem. A lot of shows trying to catch the same vibe try too hard to cram in references to lifestyle trends or add drama and HM just seems like ~lyfe~

mh, Wednesday, 28 February 2018 21:51 (five months ago) Permalink

absolutely, mh.

wtf was with his ex stealing his pens and being a general fiend? made me wonder if pot co-dependency was a crutch in their relationship

kolakube (Ross), Saturday, 3 March 2018 17:02 (five months ago) Permalink

sometimes this show gives me #fomo

marcos, Wednesday, 7 March 2018 20:41 (five months ago) Permalink

Last episode was golden. Definite tear recipe

kolakube (Ross), Tuesday, 13 March 2018 03:22 (five months ago) Permalink

when the last EP started it felt like a black mirror redux

tinnitus the night (Ross), Saturday, 17 March 2018 16:11 (four months ago) Permalink

this season was really good, i think it maybe fell off slightly after some of the peaks mid-season but all in all i thought it was way better than the vimeo subscriptions series and the first hbo season

marcos, Tuesday, 27 March 2018 18:36 (four months ago) Permalink

captured that open-ended relaxed festiveness of eclipse day 2017 really well

marcos, Tuesday, 27 March 2018 18:36 (four months ago) Permalink

did I miss where beth had ghosted on him? things were all askew for me since I watched season 1, then almost all of season 2, then the web series, then the last two episodes of season 2, so i got some things totally out of order.

akm, Tuesday, 27 March 2018 18:43 (four months ago) Permalink

Is Beth the dudes ex? They split in season 1 finale iirc

tinnitus the night (Ross), Tuesday, 27 March 2018 19:35 (four months ago) Permalink

yeah I guess I just forgot...the last one I clearly remember is when she walked the dog

akm, Tuesday, 27 March 2018 22:03 (four months ago) Permalink

I was not down with the internet addiction guy's apartment burning down as the punchline, wtf.

change display name (Jordan), Wednesday, 28 March 2018 20:03 (four months ago) Permalink

Also was expecting the Guy to freak out about being on camera when meeting the crazy dance marathon lady.

change display name (Jordan), Wednesday, 28 March 2018 20:03 (four months ago) Permalink

as someone who recently planned a lakeside marriage proposal that didn’t quite go exactly as i’d expected and yet still had a happy ending, i very much appreciated the finale

gr8080, Wednesday, 28 March 2018 21:53 (four months ago) Permalink

one of the things that's nice about this show is that ultimately, pretty much everyone on the show is good. or trying to do good. at least...nothing has a dark underbelly. i appreciate that, it's refreshing in prestige TV.

akm, Wednesday, 28 March 2018 23:46 (four months ago) Permalink

^ absolutely. Everyone is keeping on

tinnitus the night (Ross), Thursday, 29 March 2018 00:05 (four months ago) Permalink

I always liked works of fiction where there's no real bad guy and everyone's just doing their best but bad shit still happens because of misunderstandings etc. because I thought it was more "realistic"--it wasn't until relatively recently that I discovered that real, cartoonishly villainous bad guys are actually everywhere in real life

Dan I., Thursday, 29 March 2018 02:05 (four months ago) Permalink

(sorry, kind of apropos of nothing, need to catch up on this show, haven't tuned in since the web series)

Dan I., Thursday, 29 March 2018 02:07 (four months ago) Permalink

Last episode was great

I find this show very touching, I think in part due to its contast to so prestige TV

Like, I wish all these characters the best and I hope it all works out for them

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Sunday, 1 April 2018 13:49 (four months ago) Permalink

This season was full of touching moments you don't get with other TV shows. The scene with The Guy and the elderly man suffering from dementia who couldn't find his key was heartbreaking.

well bissogled trotters (Michael B), Sunday, 1 April 2018 14:44 (four months ago) Permalink

The scene where the doctor saves the dude choking on the tuna brought me to tears. Show is refreshingly non jaded and often life affirming

Eris (Ross), Sunday, 1 April 2018 16:05 (four months ago) Permalink

even when someone's a jerk, the plot never really dwells on it. some people are jerks, who cares!

mh, Sunday, 1 April 2018 16:55 (four months ago) Permalink


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