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High Maintenance is an American anthology  comedy-drama television and web series created by ex-husband and wife team Ben Sinclair and Katja Blichfeld. High Maintenance originally premiered as a web series on Vimeo on November 11, , and began airing as a television series on HBO on September 16, HBO renewed the series for a fourth season, which premiered on February 7, High Maintenance has received critical acclaim for its portrayals of boredom, loneliness, and the human condition. Largely plotless, the show consists of vignettes in the lives of various New Yorkers as they come into direct or indirect contact with The Guy. The web series was shot throughout various neighborhoods in Brooklyn and occasionally Manhattan , and its episodes range from 5 to 20 minutes in length. In June , Vimeo announced that the website would provide financial backing for upcoming episodes  of original programming via their Vimeo on Demand platform. Critical response has been positive. The Guy often interacts with members of the Jewish community in the areas of New York that he services, and he himself is Jewish.
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Now, the sustained success of shows like Insecure , Broad City , and Drunk History has proven to TV execs that the internet is its own talent pool waiting to be noticed, and that a little bit of industry support can go a long way. But High Maintenance , the best web series of the lot, never needed television as a support system. Created in by then-husband-and-wife team Ben Sinclair and Katja Blichfeld a struggling actor and a casting director for 30 Rock , respectively , High Maintenance was built upon a simple premise that allowed for a wide variety of characters and stories. A lot has changed since High Maintenance debuted, but its humanist, stoned energy maintains like an old friend. With 44 episodes under its belt, spanning the internet and television, comprising stories about couples, loners, families, obsessives, and even a dog, it can be helpful for a newbie to know where to start, even though most all of them are worthwhile. Now married and living comfortably, Heidi sues her ex, Mark Kyle Harris , after she learns he stole her life story for a TV show. The whole thing is a nonsensical, implausible mess, built around an unlikable character that works better in small doses like, say, a webisode. The assholes in question eventually steal from The Guy, who bans them in retaliation. Luckily, The Guy gets in a piercing one-liner before he leaves their sight for good.
The Guy finds a lost dog; Yara considers her parents' relationship; a singing telegram has a chaotic workday. Shot from the perspective of Gatsby, a dog, who falls in love with his dog walker, The Guy's friend Beth. Watch the video. Title: High Maintenance —. A nameless cannabis delivery guy delivers his much-needed medication to stressed-out New Yorkers. An actress raises her three daughters while juggling the pressures of working in Hollywood and being a single parent. Follows the awkward experiences and racy tribulations of a modern-day African-American woman. Broad City follows two women throughout their daily lives in New York City, making the smallest and mundane events hysterical and disturbing to watch all at the same time. A neurotic mid 20's suburbanite's convinced he's destined to be one of the greatest rappers of all time.