Critic Consensus: Chelsea comes up short in its attempts to innovate the conventional talk show format -- and even worse, it frequently fails to be smart or funny.
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It's a big gamble for Netflix, but also a welcome reprieve from the current late-night landscape.
If Handler's new show isn't exactly breaking the mold quite yet, this early offering is unexpected in an entirely different way: its host is salty and acerbic as ever, but Chelsea is surprisingly earnest and heartfelt-even, dare I say, mushy?
The idea is that Handler hopes to learn a lot from her new show, though her own rapping to end it is the most embarrassing. Still, not breaking for commercials makes all the difference.
Yes, this is what we've been waiting for: a talk show that is proud to be even dumber than Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show.
Curiosity and insecurity -- this is not the worst way to begin a talk show.
Audience Reviews for Chelsea: Season 1
Chelsea does a great job at morphing itself around its bland and obnoxious host, followed by failed attempts to make entertainig jokes or though-provoking commentary. Though a highlight here and there, this talk show is nothing more than the definition of something skippable.
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