While I was in Vegas over the weekend visiting my boyfriend, we watched the first episode of Chelsea Handler's new documentary series on Netflix. To be honest, I had no idea she had a series coming out, but I’ve always enjoyed her witty humor, blunt opinions, and honestly sarcastic personality.
Chelsea’s new four-part documentary series is called "Chelsea Does…" and it explores topics from marriage and Silicon Valley, to racism and drugs. During the first episode, Chelsea Does Marriage, Chelsea explores marriage and takes a deeper look at love. Keep in mind; this is coming from her point of view.
First off, I have to point out how much I love the opening of this episode. A group of friends sitting around a table, sipping wine, snacking on appetizers, laughing and enjoying each other’s company, by talking! No phones and better yet, openly talking about marriage and love. Chelsea opens up the topic of conversation and expresses her new curiosity for marriage. I feel that everyone comes to a point in their life when they become curious about a topic they had no interest in before. Take broccoli for example. When I was a child, nope. Not happening. I hated broccoli. Now, I freaking love it. All because I got curious once I began cooking more and decided to try it one day. Weird I know.
With Chelsea’s witty sarcastic and critical voice, she confronts topics of today that for some, are difficult to discuss. From interviewing her father and ex-boyfriend, to making some fun and interesting stops at a well-known wedding chapel in Vegas, a matchmaking service, and the very controversial Ashley Madison company before its most talked about hacking scandal. Along the way, she puts herself in awkward and uncomfortable situations. Chelsea not only helps us see insight into today’s world of love, but we also get to see her explore and understand more about herself.
Among her long list of successes, Chelsea brings to the table what others don't have the balls to speak on, and she doesn't care about what you think of her for saying it. She’s real and doesn't sugar coat anything! She's a "tell it like it is" person who doesn't hold back. The woman has no shame in expressing her true thoughts and opinions. She's blunt and to the point. Did I mention she's freaking hilarious? I love how she brings humor and lightness to topics that make most people too uncomfortable to discuss.
What did I take away from the episode? You have to be honest with yourself and own your own baggage in order to be ready to be seriously involved in relationships. Show your partner respect at all times. Acknowledge the fact that not everyone will have the same traditions or beliefs as you do when it comes to love and marriage but to value and work at the relationship you have at hand. Overall, I enjoyed the first episode very much. I highly recommend watching. In fact, I’m starting the next episode “Chelsea Does Silicon Valley” now!
Watch the trailers on Chelsea Handler's YouTube page!