Review by Carla Renata for UBNRadio.com and CarlaRenatasCorner.com I have to admit...I have a little girl crush on Chelsea Handler. She's hot, hilarious and mad-honest...not to mention that she dated 50-Cent! I know right??!!!
Well, nowadays, Chelsea teamed up with Netflix to do a four-hour documentary series on the subjects of Marriage, Silicon Valley, Racism and Drugs. As we have all come to know Chelsea over the years, we know that she holds no prisoners...including herself! She shoots straight from the hip and delves into each category with both barrels blazing!
CHELSEA DOES MARRIAGE...
Marriage and relationships are looked at from every angle possible...gay, straight, lesbian, adulterers and even gets some advice for herself from some pre/middle schoolers. Some of my favorite moments were her officiating at the Little White Chapel in Las Vegas to her grilling her Dad on liking black women to interviewing the owners of the controversial Ashley Madison.
CHELSEA DOES SILICON VALLEY...
Like most people nowadays with technology it can be über overwhelming! Chelsea is no different. She's confused, frustrated and hates streaming...anything. Not to mention the fact that she's convinced gadgets never work when they are in her possession...lol.
An intimate, yet engaging conversation with friends about what age they all felt their kids should be given cell phones was hilarious to say the least with some really good points made along the way. The Silicon Valley installment is complete with explanations of algorithm's, kids who know how to code, App development class and even a Digital Detox retreat. All of it teaches us the lesson of the more technology increases, so does the expectation of one's productivity level.
CHELSEA DOES RACISM...
What can I say? Racism for all practical purposes its just plain stupidity magnified in every living human being ignorant enough to give it energy. This is the major reason I loved the fact that this installment was included. It points out the obvious while throwing the facts right tin your face! Complete with Al Sharpton interviews, a visit to the Middleton Place Plantation to meetings with leaders from all the races and organizations that fight against all racism and stereotypes.
How far have we come? Not far. There are actually southerners who believe that not all slaves were treated badly or whipped. Black Americans who are relieved that they can complement a white woman without fear of being jailed or lynched. What was most heartbreaking was a montage of all the black teens killed over the years with President Obama singing Amazing Grace in the background.
Chelsea doesn't stop there. She goes to an Indian reservation, speak with her Dad and a former Israeli President regarding the percussion of Jews throughout history. Most importantly, the point is made that millions of people have come to America only to have their heritage lost, miscommunication and misunderstood.
CHELSEA DOES DRUGS...
Only Chelsea Handler would start out a docuseries chapter with the most infamous cannabis speaker of all time...Willie Nelson! I loved it and I will just leave it there to infuse your curiosity for the remainder in the series. I, for one, would love to see her do another docuseries in this format. It was fun, enlightening, scary, but most of all hella educational. I wish there were more humans on this earth as enlightened, honest and curious as Chelsea Handler. She gives me hope that humanity has the potential to do better in this world.
You can catch-all four chapters of Chelsea Does streaming on Netflix NOW...