Netflix’s New Show “Emily in Paris”

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“Emily in Paris,” is a new comedy-drama series that hit Netflix last week on October 2, 2020. The series stars Lily Collins as the title character Emily Cooper. Emily Cooper is a junior publicist from an American PR firm, hired by a French marketing firm, to bring the “American perspective” to the company and to find a new purpose for her life. 

The show was created by Darren Star, most notable for his creation of the shows “Sex and The City” and “Beverly Hills, 90210,” and follows the life of Emily Cooper throughout her adventures in Paris, along with her struggles with culture shock and her inability to speak French. The show also features relationship drama, a common theme in Star’s series. 

The series has received mixed reviews, particularly by French critics. Critic Fabien Randanne for the French Site 20 Minutes, described it as “unimpressive” and “full of cliches and stereotypes.” Some French critics even took it as far to say they felt insulted about the show’s portrayal of Parisians and the City Light. Though it has been received better by viewers from across the Atlantic, many find it to be a fun escape from all the craziness happening in our world. 

All in all, if you’re looking for a lighthearted feel good “romantic-dramedy” “Emily in Paris” might just be the show for you. It is whimsical, and with an easy to follow storyline, it’s definitely a show that can take you away from your current troubles for about a half an hour an episode. 

Emily in Paris review – an excruciating exorcism of French cliches | Television & radio | The Guardian
Photo from the shooting of “Emily in Paris”.