Chelsea Does: Season 1 (2016)


Season 1
Chelsea Does

Critics Consensus

Chelsea Does manages to investigate some meaningful topics, but the show's polarizing namesake is also its greatest liability.

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Critic Ratings: 14

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User Ratings: 71
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Episodes

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Air date: Jan 23, 2016
2
Air date: Jan 23, 2016
3
Air date: Jan 23, 2016
4
Air date: Jan 23, 2016

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Critic Reviews for Chelsea Does Season 1

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (9)

[Handler's] brassiness does make her interesting, and makes her a good interviewer.

Jan 25, 2016 | Full Review…

The main problem with Chelsea Does, a four-part Netflix docuseries centered around the comedian Chelsea Handler, well, doing things, is that it doesn't know which one of these genres it should aim for.

Jan 25, 2016 | Full Review…

The sharp, irreverent comic gives us Chelsea Does, a series of thoughtful, funny, personal investigations into such topics as marriage, racism, Silicon Valley, and drugs.

Jan 22, 2016 | Rating: B | Full Review…

When Handler travels outside her own worldview and gets out of her own way, and uses her sharp comedic instincts to expose absurdity and hypocrisy, what Chelsea Does is sometimes worthwhile.

Jan 25, 2016 | Full Review…
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What this series needs is a little less Chelsea and a lot more Does.

Jan 25, 2016 | Full Review…
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Chelsea Does... [is] a four-part series on Netflix by Chelsea Handler (Eddie Schmidt directed) in which she breaks the documentary mold, sometimes for better, sometimes for worse.

Jan 25, 2016 | Full Review…

That's a large part of what makes her new Netflix documentary series, Chelsea Does, so invigorating. She knows she's severely out of her depth, and realizes that's all the more reason to try and wade deeper.

Jan 22, 2016 | Full Review…

Handler fans will enjoy what she has to offer, while others may find the anecdotal discussions mildly interesting.

Feb 8, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Handler's reactions throughout the series are priceless. She's intriguing, and a little bit inappropriate. Okay, a lot inappropriate.

Jan 6, 2016 | Full Review…

Chelsea Does is every bit the no-filter, humor-filled weaponization against the four topics presented that fans will crave.

Jan 21, 2016 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

I found the series irritating because I find Handler funny very rarely. If you're a fan, you'll have a great time, because what this series should be called is Chelsea Does Chelsea.

Jan 25, 2016 | Full Review…

At the end of the day, Chelsea Does isn't a documentary designed for everyone, but if you do manage to find something fascinating between the flagrant flaws, you'll leave this season with a pleasant enough experience in memory.

Jan 29, 2016 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Chelsea Does: Season 1

  • Feb 05, 2018
    So funny and entertaining.
  • Nov 01, 2016
    I can characterize this show as Vice meets Mike Rowe. Chelsea Does should be an annual event.
  • Aug 12, 2016
    I just love this series
  • Jul 06, 2016
    Chelsea can do whatever she wants, congrats
  • May 20, 2016
    The concept was genius. The casting, not so much. Having been completely unaware of the existence of this comedian, I went in very open-minded. Chelsea Handler's personality is charming until you realize she is completely self-absorbed and excrutiatingly impolite. Even for a basic docu-series, the "host" should maybe learn to let people asnwer her questions without cutting them off everytime just so that she can talk about herself...
  • Feb 09, 2016
    It was a pretty good series, with every episode being so different from each other. The first was funny, the second is hilarious, the third was serious and made me lose a little interest only cause I was expecting funny, and the fourth ep was pretty interesting. First two eps are obviously the best ones cause I'm so used to Chelsea being so funny and making me laugh
  • Feb 08, 2016
    too self indulgent. she brings up important issues but just when she could say something meaningful about them, she wimps out. anzari says way more about society with his subtle stuff than she does with her supposed direct style. all about her, good for stand up and late night but not much else
  • Jan 28, 2016
    When you're done watching Making A Murderer, I've got another great documentary series you can watch. This show manages to take the topics it covers and not only add great humor to it, but also successfully and surprisingly invoke a strong emotional presence.
  • Jan 26, 2016
    Hilarious! Love how, despite the documentary-style vibes, she is still able to bring a lot of laughs to the screen while delving into some interesting topics of our times.
  • Jan 26, 2016
    This is a review of the first (and hopefully not only) season as posted on The Qtv Review (http://wp.me/p6yEUF-aj): I've spent my entire day with Chelsea Handler and it was a good fuckin' day because, god dammit, I've missed that girl. (I really hate that "dammit" is spelled with two m's and not an m and n, but that has nothing to do with anything, so...) As I type this, I'm currently spending time with her and her friends doing drugs, while I do some myself ("some" being gin, tonic, and lime... because I'm hardcore, y'all) so please excuse if any of this is nonsensical. I just thought "WWCD?" and I think she would type out a review anyway. I didn't watch Chelsea Lately the entire time it was on the air. The reasons why hearken back to my previously [slightly] posted-about drug addictions and recovery. I just had more shit to do than watch TV, unfortunately. But I did catch an episode here and there. It was maybe the last 3 years of the show that I consistently watched every day and I'm glad I did. She gave voices to comedians that didn't achieve the same levels of success as she was able to, which sounds super commendable, but honestly, she did it so she could have more people make her laugh. And I think that sums her up well. A selflessly generous person who is so because it selfishly makes her happy in disconnected ways. (That's a really drunk sentence... I'll move on.) There are people who don't like Chelsea. Flat-out, hands-down could not give half a shit about the woman. Those people are assholes. Because Chelsea is a pretty amazing person. If she doesn't make you laugh, don't follow her comedy. Don't keep track of her so you can hate a bitch for being hatefully hilarious. She's not bitter, in general (like I am), but she's honest to the nth degree. I really feel like people are attracted to her mainly because she says things most people simply won't. Not because it's impolite, not because it's rude, not because it's crude, but because it's just too honest for people to handle. I think maybe it's a fear of being offensive that she just doesn't have because she truly, at a gut level, does not intend any offense. She's just being honest. Growing up in New York, I had a few grade-school teachers like her (one in particular), and the fact that they were my favorite teachers is not insignificant. I really appreciate a lack of bullshit combined with respect. So, having an entire television series designed around Chelsea Handler teaching me about shit she's simultaneously trying to learn about? It just can't be bad. Watch it, y'all. It's a good time. At this point, I'm real extra ready for her next Netflix show. Bring it on, y'all. P.S.: This post is dedicated to Ms. Broccoli, my 9th grade Earth Science teacher, who taught the only class I ever got straight A's in in high school. And it wasn't because I gave any shits about Earth. P.P.S.: Did I really just link a television review to high school teacher? Maybe I shouldn't do what I think Chelsea would. No more gin & tonic reviews for me. Peace out, y'all.

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