For Chelsea Handler fans, Are You There, Chelsea? may be harder to swallow than that first shot of vodka.
You can check out Ken Tucker’s full review of the premiere — he wasn’t impressed either. Much like the show’s lead-in, Whitney, Chelsea tries real hard to shock us with crass jokes. I’m no prude, but the show seemed determined to establish just how edgy it could be. In the process, the humor wound up feeling forced.
A recurring joke from the premiere featured bartender Chelsea (Laura Prepon) explaining why she could never fool around with her cute co-worker Rick, (Jake McDorman): When it came to fooling around, they both liked to be on top. It warranted a smile the first time, but the writers just kept repeating the joke, perhaps under the mistaken impression that it would only get funnier. It didn’t. READ FULL STORY