Are You There, Chelsea?: Season 1 (2012)
Critic Consensus: Based on Chelsea Handler's bestselling autobiography, Are you there, Chelsea? tries hard, but never matches the book's caustic wit.
A comedy series about an uninhibited sports-bar waitress (Laura Prepon) and her posse of working-stiff twentysomethings, including a partying sidekick (Ali Wong) and an odd roommate (Lauren Lapkus). .Based on the book "Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea" by comic Chelsea Handler, who serves as an executive producer and plays Chelsea's uptight sister, Sloane.
as Chelsea Newman
as Dee Dee
as Dr. Thomas
as Matt Gunn
as Tim Kornick
as Dr. Rosen
as Tommy Martinez
as Captain Steve
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None of this was clever. And worse, none of it was especially funny.
It's an awfully thin construct, andeither too FX in its tawdriness or, alternately, not HBO enough in itsexecution.
Everything about Are You There, Chelsea? comes from the broad stroke book of comedy writing.
Vulgarity and lack of taste aren't the issues here as much as a deadening single-mindedness.
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