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While we wait on Chelsea Handler’s long-promised Netflix talk show, the sharp, irreverent comic gives us Chelsea Does, a series of thoughtful, funny, personal investigations into such topics as marriage, racism, Silicon Valley, and drugs. Each begins with Chelsea chatting up the subject with pals (including famous friends Margaret Cho and Khloé Kardashian), then wittily wanders. In “Chelsea Does: Marriage,” a gem of surprising, inspired breadth, Handler wrestles with her own ambivalence by interrogating the founder of Ashley Madison, a threesome in a master/slave BDSM union, her father, and others. “Chelsea Does: Racism” is all easy righteousness (yay, multiculturalism!) and easier targets—a trip to a Southern plantation-turned-resort—but I like how Handler was willing, to some degree, to put her politically incorrect brand of humor on trial. If she could dig deeper, I’d watch Chelsea do anything. B

Chelsea Does

2016 TV documentary series
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  • Netflix

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