It’s been described as a 2020 version of Sex In The City, a Gen Z story with all four SITC ladies rolled into one character. So why is everyone hate watching Emily In Paris?
Usually when you see the name of a series trending online, you assume it’s an absolute must-watch. It seems that Emily In Paris is… just for all the wrong reasons.
On the surface, it should tick all the boxes. It stars Lily Collins as a beautiful twentysomething from Chicago who is sent to work in the Parisian office that her American company has just bought. There’s social media, romance, more social media, language mishaps, and more selfies.
Critics are hating it, French people are mocking it, and Twitter is ripping it to shreds.
Some people are defending the series though, saying there are some double standards going on:
It’s not been officially confirmed yet that there will be a season 2, but creator Darren Star seems confident. He told Oprah Mag: “In season 2, she’s going to be more of a part of the fabric of the world she’s living in. She’ll be more of a resident of the city. She’ll have her feet on the ground a little more. She’s making a life there.”
Lily seems keen too, she told Vanity Fair: “I would love nothing more than to be able to go back to Paris. There were so many situations that we were like, ‘Okay, write that down. That’s going to happen in season two’ Also, there were many experiences where we were like, ‘Does Emily go abroad? Do you think Emily takes the Eurostar and hops out and goes to Belgium or she goes to London?’ That would be so much fun…I’m like, ‘Darren [Star], there are so many opportunities to just travel internationally when you’re here.’
Have you watched it?
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