Some of the jokes Handler makes in the episode fall flat – she mispronounces “Silicon” as “silicone,” for instance, and later uses her new Gotta Go app to get her out of one of the aforementioned “terrible” situations – a coding class for kids.
For instance, the bubble effect where some tech entrepreneurs are disconnected with the needs and desires of a mainstream user base is one area that Handler – with her supposed tech frustrations – could have easily tackled.
And its showrunner, Bill Wolff, has already jumped ship. Pundits were skeptical — how does a late-night show work when you can stream it whenever you want? In 2016, fewer people are actually watching late-night shows as they air. The roundtable nerds from “Lately” — Brad Wollack, Loni Love, Heather Mc Donald — are also missed. And Chunk, the host’s adorable dog sidekick, is no Chuy Bravo. If Handler rediscovers that bite that we love, that willingness to excoriate her victims with a laugh, perhaps “Chelsea” can have a long life on Netflix.
Viewers binge You Tube clips of vehicular karaoke, lip-sync showdowns and cute Jennifer Lawrence confessions the morning after at the office when the boss isn’t around — perfect for Handler’s format.
“You’ll be traveling around the world and learning new things, all courtesy of Netflix,” Handler writes to herself.
“Treat this as an opportunity to get the college education you forgot to get.” She also revealed her “dream guest list” of First Lady Michelle Obama, Pope Francis and Arnold Schwarzanegger’s maid.