The new Netflix series, Emily in Paris, is causing quite a stir on social media.
On the surface, it shouldn’t be. The bubbly show centers on Chicago’s ambitious 20-year-old Emily (Lily Collins), who gets a dream social media marketing gig in Paris and sets off for new adventures, romance and fashion. (The series is created by Sex and the CityDarren Star is dressed by famous designer Patricia Field, so you know the lewks are everything.) You’ll easily devour the show’s 10 episodes in one day – it’s a carefree, sparkling watch that’s perfect for these pandemic times.
So why the gap? Well, it depends on who is watching. Both The New York Times is The Hollywood Reporter they released pieces with real Parisians’ reactions to the show – and they’re not good. “Between the beret, the cocktail dresses and the impeccable streets, Parisians had a hard time recognizing their daily life”, RTL, a French radio station, wrote on its website, for NOW. The general consensus is that the show is rampant with French stereotypes and clichés.
Emily’s work is also polarizing the Internet. People have a hard time believing that a 20-year-old with only 48 followers could just post a few pain au chocolat pictures on her account and gain hundreds of thousands of followers overnight.
And the way she is rejected by everyone who speaks French … in France … is, honestly, pure comedy. Not to mention: He quickly increases the ranks of his social media company with ideas that customers take blindly with no changes or suggestions. Because she is Emily! In Paris! Post selfies with caps on his Instagram account! She knows everything!
Viewers don’t know whether to love this show or hate it. Most have settled for both. “Emily in Paris it’s an absolutely horrible sight I saw binge last night and would watch it again. I loved it, “one person tweeted.”Emily in Paris it was so annoying that I’m looking forward to more episodes, “wrote another.
Where are you? Clock Emily in Paris on Netflix now to decide for yourself.