Emily in Paris hit out Netflix accounts last week with a 10 episode bang. It’s sexy, it’s funny and it’s exciting, the best thing I’ve seen on telly since Sex in the City (written by the same creator may I add).
Now everyone is divided, the French are offended and well, in places it can be quite rude – however, who cares? It’s entertaining and it’s fiction, so quit moaning!! The Americans are portrayed as just as rude and self-centred as they come over to France expecting the French to “accept” them, as well as the French are wanting to just be French and not American, giving poor old Emily a hard time. I see both points of view and honestly – I think it’s spot on. I know some lovely American and French people who are neither rude nor obsessed with themselves.
Once you’ve got over the hate, the series is completely fabulous, supporting feminism and really relatable on so many accounts. I was really able to switch off and relate to Emily’s journey from snobbish American workaholic in the big city of Chicago, to “learning to love life” in the dainty ad beautiful city of love in Paris.
Learning how to really enjoy life is something I think we can all learn a thing or two about, letting go of awkward and hard situations, the importance of friendship, and generally making the most of life.
Now I don’t want to give too much away but if you are a fan of RomComs with a sassy main character, not “getting the guy” and making a life for herself, all twisted with french Parisiennes, backdrops, and beautiful outfits – then this is a MUST WATCH!
Tell me what you thought, I’d love to hear your thoughts.