Vimeo’s original series High Maintenance kicks off with three of six new episodes today. I watched the older ones back to back a while ago and they are painfully funny in a Portlandia gets high with Williamsburg sort of way. Created by husband and wife duo Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair, they are short snippets about a pot dealer played by Sinclair who goes observantly in and out of his customers lives, who range from a hysterical LA assistant to the couch potato bear. You don’t have to be a smoker (don’t worry Mom, I’m not, I swear, if only for the logistical reasons of not wanting to weigh 300 pounds after binging on grilled cheese and pickles, which I always imagine would be my go to craving.) There are several gems to choose from but I think this may be my favorite. It is shocking and hysterical. It is equally shocking and terrifying when you realize you may actually know versions of all of these people, from the couple with kids to the activists to the obsessive compulsive disorder guy, which of course is the terribly entertaining point. More episodes coming in early 2015. I changed my mind, I think this one is definitely my favorite episode. Enjoy.
High Maintenance // Olivia from Janky Clown Productions on Vimeo.
High Maintenance // Elijah from Janky Clown Productions on Vimeo.