Chelsea: Season 1 Reviews

March 28, 2019
If Handler rediscovers that bite that we love, that willingness to excoriate her victims with a laugh, perhaps "Chelsea" can have a long life on Netflix. Without that, it's just Goop with Grey Goose.
March 28, 2019
Handler's longtime fans may be willing to "Chelsea" and chill, but it's difficult to see how this particular offering will expand that narrow base.
March 28, 2019
If Chelsea is a work in progress - someone had better get to work.
March 28, 2019
Chelsea may be off to a shaky start, but for those who want to wait for the show to find its feet before checking out some episodes, there should be an interesting backlog of segments in a few weeks.
March 28, 2019
Chelsea Handler is the sort of person about whom people tend to have strong feelings: You like her or you don't and will watch Chelsea accordingly. But Chelsea is interesting beyond its specifics, as a Netflix experiment.
March 28, 2019
Why? Well, "Chelsea" is still figuring that out.
Full Review | Original Score: C
March 28, 2019
It all depends on where you fall along the Chelsea Handler enjoyability spectrum. More than any other talk show, this is all about the host. If you like her, give it a try. If not, chill elsewhere.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
May 16, 2016
Inquisitive Chelsea is a talk show host I might periodically want to check in on. Pompously Dim-Witted Chelsea is a show I can pass on.
May 12, 2016
While her quest for innovation should be applauded, the show is not amazing yet -- no matter when you watch it.
May 12, 2016
Even though she's been given a get-out-of-jail-free pass from Netflix, Handler still chooses the same conventional structure that everyone else has.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
May 11, 2016
Curiosity and insecurity -- this is not the worst way to begin a talk show.
May 11, 2016
By the end of the episode, Ms. Handler was standing on the set's revolving table, rapping in front of Pitbull. It was excruciating.
May 11, 2016
To anyone for whom she's more of an acquired taste, this Netflix vehicle didn't exactly put a best foot forward. Tomorrow is another night. But when the dog lay down and appeared to doze during the premiere, it was hard not to think he had the right idea.