Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Are You There Chelsea? - TV Review

NBC's ARE YOU THERE CHELSEA? - Laura Prepon plays Chelsea Handler, and Chelsea plays her grouchy sister in this sitcom based on Handler's life.  The laughs from the studio audience are half-hearted at best.  It's about on the level of Whitney.

The first episode centers on Chelsea getting a DUI.  There are tons and tons of jokes about how Chelsea drinks too much, to the point that her sister decides she doesn't want her to be there for the birth of her child. It all works out.

Other news shows:

ABC's WORK IT - It is about as stupid as you'd expect.  Two men, in tough economic times, dress in drag in order to get a job, and they're completely unconvincing as women, so all the other actors have to pretend like they don't notice.  Almost as glaring as White Chicks.

ABC's CELEBRITY WIFE SWAP - Same old, same old.  The one I saw had Carnie Wilson and Tracey Gold swap.  Carnie's a wild messy mom with a ships-passing-in-the-night relationship with her husband; Tracey's a neat organized mom that spends a lot of quality time with her family.

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