Netflix Series Review: ‘Emily in Paris’

‘Emily in Paris’ is the new 10-part Netflix series that everyone is talking about!

This show focuses on the story of Emily Cooper, a young American girl who is given the chance to work for a marketing firm in the heart of Paris.

She travels to Paris with high hopes that she can help the marketing firm with its social media strategy and branding.

When Emily leaves Chicago, she leaves a life, a job and her boyfriend behind. But she yearns for something more, and as she arrives in Paris she’s excited to meet new people and experience new things.

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This series is funny and interesting to watch. I loved the glamour and glitz of it all – and I liked watching Emily’s charmed life, even if it was incredibly unrealistic and very stereotypical.

She is always perfectly made-up, wearing the most glamorous outfits, and getting the chance to work with sophisticated and famous French brands.

Even when things don’t go well for Emily, everything is shot through a positive, perfect, charmed light.

This is both a positive and a negative. On the one hand, it is fun to watch as it keeps everything light-hearted, warm and cosy.

However, on the other hand, this is certainly not an honest or realistic representation of what it’s like to leave everyone behind and move to a new country, and culture shock definitely does not look like this!

This was half the fun of the series, and I enjoyed watching as Emily experienced everything Paris has to offer- posting it all on her Instagram page in true American style.

The clothes Emily wears are just incredible, even if some of them are a little extravagant and over the top. Lily Collins is unbelievably beautiful, and she’s the perfect fit for the role of Emily.

I enjoyed watching Emily struggle with the French language and culture- making simple mistakes because she doesn’t speak French.

As someone who can speak French, it was interesting to see how an American dealt with the culture shock of going from Chicago to the centre of Paris.

Emily can’t help but come across as arrogant and annoying in her search to put French brands on the map, getting in the way of her French clients and her sophisticated, chic boss, Sylvie.

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This series also shows the difference between American and French gender relations, and it hints at the “sex-obsessed” nature of the French.

I also loved Emily’s friendships throughout the show, and how she deals with French male attention as she builds relationships, friendships and a new life for herself.

Overall, ‘Emily in Paris’ is a light-hearted series that doesn’t take itself too seriously, and it was fun and easy-to-watch.

I loved the outfits, the settings and experiencing French culture through Emily’s eyes- and if a second series comes out, I’ll enjoy getting back into Emily’s charmed yet unrealistic Parisian life.

Have you watched ‘Emily in Paris’? Did you enjoy this show? What do you think of my review of ‘Emily in Paris’?

Let me know all your thoughts in the comments below ๐Ÿ™‚

Happy reading x

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52 thoughts

  1. I love Emily in Paris! Yes, those clothes she wore were so chic, I want them all! I hope there’s a season 2 because I want to know what happens to her and Gabrielle.

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  2. Great review! It was definitely a fun but unrealistic show, and while I will continue to watch it if there are more seasons I think it may get annoying as to how happy everyone seems to be even when they really are not!

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  3. I absolutely loved this series! Her outfits are fab! Hope there is another season. I love the way they played out the stereotypes. I work in marketing and to be able to travel to another country would be a dream so I basically lived it through her ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. I watched Emily in Paris & I loved it b/c it is lighthearted & I need a second season! But like you said it isn’t realistic as I’ve moved from the US to Denmark & there was a definite adjustment period especially since I didn’t speak or read Danish, know the currency, etc.

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  5. I really enjoyed it, it was perfect escapism during these hard times. It was just what I needed to cheer me up ๐Ÿฅฐ. I’m hoping for a season 2 too!

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