Parents' Guide to

High Maintenance

By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Funny but mature show centers on drug-delivery service.

TV HBO Comedy 2016
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This series is good fun and an interesting look at a milieu most viewers may never glimpse, but the setting and drug use make this one not for kids. Sinclair is a bit of a blank slate as a protagonist -- most of the action in each episode revolves around the clients and their personal dramas. But he seems nice enough -- hardly the degenerate drug dealer viewers usually see on-screen and thus a good foil to lead us into short anthology-like vignettes.

The Guy's clients are variously annoying and sympathetic -- who wouldn't be surprised to hear that the brand-new girlfriend who's been spending so much time at your house actually has nowhere better to go? And given that each episode of High Maintenance is only a few minutes long, you don't have time to get bored with each new character's shenanigans before you're moving on to the next one.

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