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High maintenance: a nameless cannabis delivery guy delivers his much-needed medication to stressed-out New Yorkers in this character-driven web series.
posted by matthewr (46 comments total) 69 users marked this as a favorite

 
Wow, these are pretty good.

[So glad I live in these DSLR times. It's like that magical two years after the AG-DVX100, again.]
posted by Bathtub Bobsled at 7:01 AM on January 13, 2013 [1 favorite]


Holy. Shit. This is fantastic.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 7:07 AM on January 13, 2013


This is great. Really well done.
posted by orme at 7:22 AM on January 13, 2013


AAAAAAA I CANT TAKE IT THIS IS SO FUCKING GOOD WHERE DID IT COME FROM WHY ISNT THIS ON HBO
posted by Potomac Avenue at 7:22 AM on January 13, 2013 [4 favorites]


Was thinking the same thing. This is totally solid and needs to be on HBO. Girls meets Portlandia.
posted by windbox at 7:42 AM on January 13, 2013


Either their server and my ISP hate each other, or they're getting killed right now due to this MetaFilter mention. I look forward to watching, if I can ever get the videos to load.
posted by hippybear at 7:45 AM on January 13, 2013 [1 favorite]


I love this!
posted by roger ackroyd at 7:56 AM on January 13, 2013


watching HELEN

"I'm not sure I appericate this cruel mirror you're holding up to me Mr. Creighton."
posted by The Whelk at 8:05 AM on January 13, 2013 [2 favorites]


Mmm, homemade peanut butter snacks.

(I like these)
posted by Uppity Pigeon #2 at 8:18 AM on January 13, 2013


If their site is down you can check out their Vimeo page possibly.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 8:25 AM on January 13, 2013


Man, those people in Olivia are really terrible.
posted by Rustic Etruscan at 9:03 AM on January 13, 2013


Not "a nameless cannibal delivery guy" as I read then? Carry on.
posted by merocet at 9:38 AM on January 13, 2013


These are really good. The delivery guy looks like a young John Malkovich.
posted by cazoo at 9:39 AM on January 13, 2013


Great title.
posted by Windopaene at 9:42 AM on January 13, 2013


Man, those people in Olivia are really terrible.
Unfortunately, Olivia was the first one I tried to watch and was repulsed almost immediately by that couple's strong force-field-o-douchebaggery. And that scarf.
posted by Thorzdad at 10:08 AM on January 13, 2013


Indeed, I wouldn't recommend that one to start with. On the whole what I love about this is how the dealer, who defies stereotypes, generally helps his customers do the same in low key and friendly ways. It's usually a very warm-hearted series, more of a gentle parody of city life rather than a harsh satire. "Olivia" is unusually dark, though still in some ways really biting and great.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 10:13 AM on January 13, 2013


Well now I'm a little sad and reevaluating my "relationship" with Helen Hunt.
posted by humboldt32 at 10:23 AM on January 13, 2013


Okay, watched OLIVIA.

You ever wanted to know what it was like to go to FIT?

Right. There.
posted by The Whelk at 10:30 AM on January 13, 2013 [1 favorite]


This is what the internet is for. Thanks for sharing. I'm so glad to have discovered this. Stevie is my favorite so far.
posted by dchrssyr at 10:31 AM on January 13, 2013


Ha! The Heidi episode is based on the infamous hipster grifter.
posted by cazoo at 10:32 AM on January 13, 2013 [2 favorites]


Oh man, this is great. FYI for folks starting it, the ones on the main link are actually the "second cycle". Click Episodes to watch from the beginning.
posted by threeants at 10:35 AM on January 13, 2013


I only watched Helen? It was a little too intense for me, I guess. I felt the whole time that it was lining up for a huge embarrassment-based-humor payoff, and even if it wasn't it felt like too much to watch.
posted by grobstein at 10:46 AM on January 13, 2013


Crap. Been there. Good writing and characters. Couldn't stand the constant douchebaggery, though.

(Thanks for that word. I hope I don't have to use it very much.)
posted by mule98J at 10:50 AM on January 13, 2013


Wow, that first one was really, really sad.
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 10:51 AM on January 13, 2013


Oh cool! These are friends of mine!

Ben Sinclair plays the nameless pot dealer in these. He's a really fantastic guy. He had a Dia de los Muertos themed wedding last year, and it was just about the most fun party I've ever attended. He had a really great couple of lines in this 30 Rock episode, too. Katja Blichfeld is his lovely wife and the award-nominated casting director for 30 Rock. They really are super sweet people. She gave me a t-shirt I have in my closet that was made by Alec Baldwin for the season 4 cast and crew. Pretty great.

They are really creative, hard-working people with a good sense of timing and humor and stuff. I'm really glad to see this latest project on the Blue. I know Ben will be so happy about this. Great post!
posted by lazaruslong at 11:05 AM on January 13, 2013 [14 favorites]


Having now watched all of these, they are awesome and have great heart. lazaruslong, please give Ben Sinclair a hug from metafilter for me.
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 11:27 AM on January 13, 2013 [3 favorites]


Oh, Heidi hit a little too close to home. Or, y'know, away from home.
posted by the man of twists and turns at 11:40 AM on January 13, 2013


"Olivia" was worth putting up with for the punchline.

Anyway, I have to be impressed -- the six minute format is difficult to do well.
posted by dhartung at 12:02 PM on January 13, 2013 [1 favorite]


dhartung, totally agree with you on "Olivia." Those two are douchebags, but that's the point of the story.

Also, the couple in "Heidi" is so adorable that it didn't take long for me to wonder how big of a shoe was going to drop.
posted by Rustic Etruscan at 12:20 PM on January 13, 2013


I only push internet service, but I swear this is my life.
Okay, okay, I don't have the hipster beard..
posted by Chuckles at 12:22 PM on January 13, 2013


Ha! The Heidi episode is based on the infamous hipster grifter.

Hahahaha, I know, that was an awesome little call-out - right down to the big ass tattoo.
posted by en forme de poire at 12:25 PM on January 13, 2013


also oh god these are amazing.
posted by en forme de poire at 12:25 PM on January 13, 2013


Ha! The Heidi episode is based on the infamous hipster grifter.

Hahahaha, I know, that was an awesome little call-out - right down to the big ass tattoo.


More info, for those of us not hip enough?
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 12:30 PM on January 13, 2013


Would seem to be this person.
posted by Rustic Etruscan at 12:32 PM on January 13, 2013


These are great, thanks.
posted by Divine_Wino at 12:35 PM on January 13, 2013


Yeah, that's her. There was a MeFi post about her previously (link rot has set in, here's the orig Observer mag article), in all of her pretending-to-have-cancer glory.

(Also wow, 2009 was a much rougher year for hipsters on MeFi. Times change!)
posted by en forme de poire at 12:53 PM on January 13, 2013


I'm really enjoying these--thanks so much for posting about them!

Haven't seen them all yet, but for anyone who watched, for instance, "Helen" (which I found difficult and sad, though in a well-done way that doesn't turn the character into some kind of target) and needs a pick-me-up, I was charmed by "Stevie". That one winds the tension up but then eases slowly off, and it felt to me like it had a happy, peaceful ending.
posted by theatro at 12:54 PM on January 13, 2013 [1 favorite]


aahhghhg, "Olivia" is fucking genius. the timing is perfect and those absolutely objectionable d-bag conversations are dead on the money.
posted by en forme de poire at 1:02 PM on January 13, 2013 [1 favorite]


For people starting off with Olivia: Try watching them all in the order set out on the episodes page?

These are surprisingly well done, thanks OP.
posted by xqwzts at 1:09 PM on January 13, 2013 [1 favorite]


I met the "hipster grifter" a few times. Seemed nice enough except for the whole stealing your checkbook to write bad checks to buy OxyContin thing.
posted by Ad hominem at 1:59 PM on January 13, 2013 [1 favorite]


Holy hell. I didn't expect that to be so good.

If this got picked up as a series, and was able to maintain the same tone, I would watch the shit out of it.
posted by evidenceofabsence at 4:51 PM on January 13, 2013 [1 favorite]


Superb stuff. Thanks for introducing this to us.
posted by hoodrich at 9:17 PM on January 13, 2013


There went my morning, thank you!
posted by Callicvol at 12:40 AM on January 14, 2013


Brooklyn Trees
posted by the man of twists and turns at 3:36 AM on January 14, 2013


Jamie is my favorite so far. Good stuff.
posted by Gordafarin at 5:05 AM on January 15, 2013


OMG! I finally watched all of these. They are SO excellent. I can't believe this isn't something bigger or better known.

Helen broke my heart.
posted by hippybear at 12:01 PM on January 20, 2013


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