For a show about stoners, High Maintenance is precisely crafted. Creators Katja Blichfeld, Russell Gregory, and Ben Sinclair have made the most out of the short web series format. The impulse among online program creators is often to tell a continuous story in tiny chunks, but the High Maintenance team takes the opposite approach, honing in on one specific moment in the life of each episode's guest star and dispensing with exposition and continued character development.
The show's narrowed focus allows for a product that's visually rich and thoughtfully performed. High Maintenance is a hit of fresh air, and we can only hope there are more high times to come.