Netflix and Chill with Gabbi: Chelsea Does

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Tribeca Film Festival
April 21, 2016

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Spring Break is next week and while all of your friends are basking in the sun and sand, you should catch up on some well needed Netflix and Chilling with your bed and cat. Okay, maybe that’s just what I will be doing. Anyways, if you want something to watch this break, let me suggest Chelsea Does, a documentary series of four episodes that follows comedian Chelsea Handler as she goes on some “life discovering” adventures.

The series is broken into four parts: Marriage, Silicon Valley, Racism, and Drugs. Each sector of the documentary is something that she was genuinely intrigued by and wanted to further her knowledge of. Often known for her crazy demeanor, each episode topic is something that Chelsea has dealt with in the public eye as a result of the media.

In Chelsea Does Marriage, she talks amongst her married friends and tries to get to the root of why they wanted to get married and how they try to maintain a successful relationship. She even talks with an old ex boyfriend of hers, and they try to dissect where their relationship went wrong and how it could have worked. They seem to still get along, which I think is pretty impressive. She also goes to the infamous little white chapel in Vegas to help officiate a wedding. She seems to genuinely like the idea of marriage. You’re not getting the classic Chelsea Handler that’s trying to make everything a joke, she’s growing up in a way. Well, in the best way a middle aged woman can. I would say throughout the entire series, you really get a sense of what she was going for while making the documentaries. She really is trying to better herself.

I won’t go into as much detail with the other episodes because I don’t want to spoil too much, but check them out if you want to learn more real life experiences from real people. If you don’t like Chelsea though, you might have a hard time watching this series and you might not want to watch it at all. She’s a person that people either love or hate, and it does take time to like her.

Each episode of Chelsea Does runs for about an hour. So this break, take it upon yourself to try and better yourself with new knowledge as opposed to doing drugs and camping in this harsh weather as a sad attempt to make an impromptu spring break plan.