The BEST Episodes of High Maintenance (2016)

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jan 2, 2020

Network: HBO

Jump into the daily routines of a diverse group of New Yorkers and how they light things up. "The Guy" is a nameless pot deliveryman whose client base includes an eccentric group of characters with neuroses as diverse as the city.


#1 - Derech

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 9, 2018

An ex-Hasidic man explores the world outside his sect as he connects with a writer who may have ulterior motives. A nightclub performer’s night out takes an unexpected turn. The Guy bonds with a driver when he finds himself in need of a lift.

star 7.90
157 votes
Directors: Shaka King
Writers: Ben Sinclair

#2 - Craig

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 27, 2019

After his bike is stolen, regular customer Marty consults The Guy, whose suggestion sends him down a surprising path. Bored with her mundane life, Darby finds ways to unnerve and bewilder strangers.

star 7.75
116 votes
Directors: Ben Sinclair
Writers: Isaac Oliver, Zack Schamberg

#3 - Steve

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 23, 2018

Season finale. On the day of the eclipse, two couples head to the park and make new friends in the process. The Guy says some goodbyes and attempts to make a few life changes.

star 7.73
116 votes
Writers: Ben Sinclair, Katja Blichfeld

#4 - Ex

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 21, 2016

The Guy pays a visit to agoraphobic Patrick, a longtime customer. The Guy seeks solace from a customer after a rough night.

star 7.68
273 votes
Writers: Ben Sinclair, Katja Blichfeld

#5 - Globo

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 19, 2018

The Guy has a busier-than-usual day as New Yorkers react to world-changing news. The morning after a hookup, carefree hotel guests spend an indulgent day, unaware of what’s going on outside their door. With the world around him in disarray, a client’s roommate struggles to maintain his commitment to losing weight.

star 7.61
168 votes
Writers: Ben Sinclair, Katja Blichfeld

#6 - Cruise

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 17, 2019

Leonard, an acting teacher, contemplates moving back to New York. The Guy connects with old high-school friends Sarah and Brian, who are visiting the city under difficult circumstances.

star 7.60
88 votes

#7 - M.A.S.H.

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 20, 2019

While spending time away from the city in his RV, The Guy gets upsetting news, but makes an intriguing new connection. Cori, meanwhile, tries to adjust to a new reality without her friend.

star 7.59
113 votes
Directors: Katja Blichfeld
Writers: Ben Sinclair, Katja Blichfeld

#8 - Grandpa

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 30, 2016

When Chase and his sensitive yet fun-loving dog Gatsby move from the suburban Midwest to Queens, culture shock takes its toll – until they cross paths with Beth, a whimsical dog walker.

star 7.59
411 votes
Writers: Ben Sinclair, Katja Blichfeld

#9 - Scromple

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 16, 2018

The Guy tries to de-stress when he ends up in an uncomfortable situation. A freelance brand strategist struggling with her latest assignment embarks on a desperate search for a weed fix.

star 7.59
140 votes
Writers: Katja Blichfeld, Rebecca Drysdale

#10 - Selfie

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 14, 2016

Anja, a twentysomething aspiring writer who spends most of her time on social media, convinces The Guy to sit down for a one-on-one interview, but her social media addiction threatens to blow up the story. Former customer Heidi enlists The Guy’s help when she is confronted by her past.

star 7.53
316 votes
Writers: Ben Sinclair, Katja Blichfeld

#11 - Namaste

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 2, 2018

An industrious Brooklyn realtor endeavors to hustle her way to a new home. After winning an affordable-housing lottery, Candace and John face culture shock and notice a class divide when they move into their new apartment. The Guy considers his living situation.

star 7.53
138 votes
Directors: Shaka King
Writers: Hannah Bos, Paul Thureen, Shaka King

#12 - Fagin

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 26, 2018

A couple visiting their daughter in Bushwick embraces the urban surroundings while dealing with a less-than-ideal rental that comes with an unwelcome roommate. The Guy delivers to Brenna and Molly’s all-female, politically-minded meetup, where things get dramatic fast.

star 7.53
150 votes
Writers: Ben Sinclair, Isaac Oliver, Katja Blichfeld, Rebecca Drysdale

#13 - Googie

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 23, 2018

Abdullah, a potential partner, takes over the Guy's weed route while he attempts to take time off.

star 7.51
143 votes
Writers: Ben Sinclair, Katja Blichfeld

#14 - Dongle

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Mar 3, 2019

Oscar, a recent arrival from Puerto Rico, starts a construction job and develops a crush on a bodega worker. Sophia steps up when her family’s annual fireworks display hits a snag. The Guy and Lee attend a “Holidazzle” boat party, where they run into a familiar face.

star 7.44
91 votes

#15 - Tick

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 7, 2016

Aging parents Joon and Wei navigate their son’s recent success and new lifestyle. The Guy delivers to Jim, a retired, former workaholic living downstairs from his neurotic daughter, Quinn, and her husband and baby.

star 7.41
319 votes
Writers: Ben Sinclair, Katja Blichfeld

#16 - Ghost

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 9, 2018

When a high-strung mother finds herself more involved in her college-aged daughter's life than her own, her husband turns to The Guy to get a prescription for her stress, not to mention their underwhelming sex life. After a routine delivery, The Guy's good deed helping out an elderly man turns into more than he bargained for.

star 7.40
134 votes
Directors: Eliza Hittman
Writers: Eliza Hittman, Eric Slovin

#17 - Blondie

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 3, 2019

Young Raymond tries his best to be useful on a day off from school. Barbie, a longtime New Yorker, must find a new place to live and becomes roommates with The Guy's nudist client, Arthur.

star 7.37
97 votes
Directors: Katja Blichfeld
Writers: Isaac Oliver, Katja Blichfeld, Zack Schamberg

#18 - Museebat

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 23, 2016

Eesha, a young girl living with her aunt and uncle in Brooklyn, struggles to be a “normal college student,” despite her family’s religious values. The Guy delivers to Leo and Gigi, a jaded couple throwing an intimate gathering for Leo’s birthday – an event marked by accusations, recriminations and a troubling revelation.

star 7.33
419 votes
Writers: Ben Sinclair, Katja Blichfeld

#19 - Fingerbutt

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 24, 2019

When Mamie, a stylish septuagenarian, gets an unexpected offer to model in an ad campaign, she finds the experience makes her more self-conscious about her age. Meanwhile, a veterinarian suffering from depression decides to try microdosing mushrooms, with some advice from The Guy — but quickly builds up a tolerance.

star 7.27
99 votes
Pay Day

#20 - Pay Day

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 17, 2019

Ayasha and Doc, a BDSM-inclined couple, decide to start trading sexual experiences for money in their relationship. After discovering he’s internationally known, The Guy pays a visit to a pair of summer-school teachers who have just begun an affair.

star 7.27
93 votes

#21 - Proxy

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 10, 2019

Husband-and-wife Adriana and Arturo get a special delivery that changes their family dynamic while an aspiring dancer questions her future as a nanny to two motherless kids.

star 7.15
92 votes

#22 - Breathwork

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 10, 2019

The Guy delivers to a film set, where cast and crew are struggling to make it through a day of reshoots. Lee returns to New York City, but has a hard time putting the past behind her.

star 7.14
96 votes

#23 - HBD

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Mar 2, 2018

Emily, an artistic teen, has her birthday spotlight stolen by her bohemian mother, her uninhibited friends and a delivery from the Guy; only her mother's European friend gives Emily the attention she craves.

star 7.08
132 votes
Directors: Eliza Hittman
Writers: Katja Blichfeld

#24 - #goalz

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 16, 2018

Deciding to embrace a life without the distractions of the Internet, a computer programmer tries out a tech-free night per The Guy's advice. After a controversial tweet draws attention, a comedian becomes inundated by Internet trolls. While attempting to match a world record, a fearless dancer struggles as the hours drag on and her dance partners fall by the wayside.

star 7.02
124 votes
Writers: Ben Sinclair, Katja Blichfeld

#25 - Meth(od)

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 16, 2016

The Guy makes an uncomfortable delivery to a macho client and his taciturn friend. Best friends Max and Lainey’s co-dependent relationship begins to wane after Max accidentally stumbles upon a new group of friends. In order to stay part of this group, Max must maintain a charade, while keeping Lainey’s suspicions at bay.

star 7.00
601 votes
Writers: Ben Sinclair, Katja Blichfeld