High Maintenance: Backflash
February 29, 2020 4:36 AM - Season 4, Episode 4 - Subscribe

Sisters deal with an untimely death; a bickering couple renegotiates their relationship. AKA the one with the lighter.
posted by roolya_boolya (9 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
That was just the perfect episode. I hope this show goes on forever.
posted by roolya_boolya at 4:37 AM on February 29, 2020 [2 favorites]

still the best show on TV.

it was weird to not see Ben hamming it up in the outro, my only note!
posted by lazaruslong at 8:54 PM on February 29, 2020

still the best show on TV.
In all recorded history.

It's so perfect there's nothing else to say. Except that I want to live in that world. And I knew from the tenderness of the first appearance of the lighter it was a Katja Blichfeld directed episode.
posted by roolya_boolya at 2:16 AM on March 1, 2020 [1 favorite]

Following the lighter in this episode was such an amazing experience.

I only just discovered this show last week and I'm now all caught up (apart from the web episodes). I've been obsessed with it. It's so clever and moving and funny and just about every other emotion I can think of. I adore it. Looking forward to more.
posted by h00py at 10:30 PM on March 1, 2020 [2 favorites]

oh h00py, I hope you're able to watch the webisodes soon! they give so much context to some of my favorite characters.
posted by chara at 1:17 PM on March 2, 2020 [2 favorites]

Omg if you're fans of Buffy, Mr Trick is in the episode! He's the one who takes the lighter from the resto table.

I can not say how much I love this episode. It's just so wonderful. It reminded me of a section in the Tin Drum when the narrator talks about the memory of objects. This was such a gorgeous illustration of that and I felt awful during the credits. I wanted to save the lighter!!!

One of my absolute favorite episodes. About how seemingly small things carry so many memories.
posted by miss-lapin at 4:22 PM on March 2, 2020 [2 favorites]

Lovely episode. My one wish was that they let the Osborne song play through to the end of the flame, it was a such a nice counterpoint to the lighter imagining all the various covers the song had itself travelled through from camp to accordion. As close as we will ever come to a theological thesis statement by the show.
posted by chortly at 11:38 PM on March 3, 2020 [2 favorites]

let me also just say as someone who grew up doing the whole YMCA summer camp thing (and it was perfectly lovely, though I was not religious then and am not now) that they flippin' nailed the aesthetic / vibe of the campfire sing-a-long thing for a particular subset of young christian camps. it made me really happy to see and be transported briefly back to those days.
posted by lazaruslong at 5:57 AM on March 4, 2020 [1 favorite]

This one was really lovely - HM's "Let The Great World Spin."
posted by entropone at 3:52 PM on April 9, 2020

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