Parents' Guide to

Chelsea

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Handler's edgy talk show offers more of the usual.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 18+

Based on 1 parent review

age 18+

Air bag and proud belligerent

Liberal sarcastic mouthpiece. The premise is on to something; explore and learn new things but she's a democratic shamer not an entertainer.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Kids say: Not yet rated

Despite Handler's claims that it's a "different" kind of show, the overall series offers the standard talk show format and conversations that are marginally funny. While it hosts a variety of people who, albeit briefly, are able to share some information about, for example, teaching, public speaking, and other issues, it also features the traditional celebrity-themed conversations and promotional efforts.

The skits are well-executed and often use parody to make some good points. But Handler's edgy style and candor (especially when it comes to drug use) take away from some of the thoughtfulness behind the conversations. Her fans won't be surprised or turned off by it, but, like most of her shows, it won't appeal to everyone.

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