'High Maintenance' Returns for Season 2 on HBO

For stoners who don't like Netflix's Disjointed, there's always HBO's High Maintenance, which kicked off Season 2 on HBO on Jan. 19. The show stars Ben Sinclair as "The Guy" who delivers marijuana to hip New York customers on his bike. Unlike most TV series, there are very few recurring characters. The taciturn dealer checks into peoples' lives, often getting caught up in their tangled webs. It's a realistic portrayal.

Since Season 1, Sinclair split up with his real-life wife and series co-creator Katja Blichfield. 

"We separated on Election Day, and then while making the season, we just kind of dealt with that while we were trying to keep working together and living down the street from one another," Sinclair tells Entertainment Weekly. "It felt very serendipitous and spooky all the time, as we would be mourning the way our life used to be together while the rest of the country was mourning the way life used to be. We could kind of hide our sorrow in the collective sorrow, but still we had to make this project together.

"It was a real back-and-forth because I had a temptation to live out my pain through my character, and everyone told me not to. Not everyone, but there was a lot of, like, No, this show is not about the Guy. And so we and a lot of our writers and producers wrestled with how much to put in."

High Maintenance airs Fridays at 11 pm ET/CT on HBO.

Steve Bloom

Steve Bloom

Publisher of CelebStoner.com, former editor of High Times and Freedom Leaf and co-author of Pot Culture and Reefer Movie Madness.