If you have ever met someone you thought was your perfect match only to discover that individual is totally insane then you will love the Qasim episode of High Maintenance. Anna Rose Hopkins plays a young woman who meets a perfect guy (played by Jordan Dean) in her spin class. The guy (Jordan) is like a dream come true. He is great looking, super-athletic, an accomplished artist, and completely unattached.
But like all things too good to be true, so is Jordan. At first Jordan just appears to have some odd quirks, like the fact that he exercises constantly and only sleeps for 2 hours a night.
Then right after having sex, Jordan reveals that he is a deep believer in Qasim, “A multi-dimensional alien angel who uploads to an individual in Arizona.” Then he explains in detail that all followers of Qasim must insert special crystals into their genitals.
This is where the short vignette style of High Maintenance is perfect. Anna Rose Hopkins gives a wonderful ending to the episode without having to say a word. The expression on her face says it all. As she lies quietly in bed next to Jordan the look in her eyes says, “How can I get my clothing on and get out of here before this muscular nut-job kills me? How could I have been this stupid? Why do these things always happen to me?”
High Maintenance great. Each episode is only as long or as short as it needs to be. It also gives us a chance to see young New York actors who are already masters of their craft. We look forward to seeing each episode.