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If you love Paris and its fashion, then Emily in Paris is for you. The new Netflix series is a mixture of romance, friendship, comedy, self-discovery, and a lot of fashion.
It is undoubtedly every girl’s desire to visit Paris once in their lifetime and be a part of the city’s incredible culture. Well, Emily in Paris helps you to fulfill this desire to a great extend virtually. Binge-watching the ten episodes will get you right in Emily’s apartment and be a silent viewer of her problems. The culture clash that Emily experiences take us to the life of French people who unlike Americans ‘work to live’ and love the French movies which portray the tragic aspect of real-life without creating the fairy tale to give unnecessary hope to people. Created by Darren Star the maker of Beverly Hills, 90210, Sex and the City, and many other shows and produced by Lilly Collins herself and others, the series offers you the best quarantine watch.
Lilly Collins, who plays the eponymous protagonist has carried out Emily flawlessly with her confident smile and can-d0 American attitude. She is all dolled up and ready for the Paris life with her charm and endearing smile. The series deal with Emily who is sent to a marketing firm in Paris as a representative of the Chicago office. She is the ‘American point of view’. But the biggest obstacle before Emily is her inability to speak French. Yet she does it in her own way, with the confidence and attitude that clearly offends her colleagues. Amidst all this, Emily survives with her selfies and brilliant marketing ideas that none of her colleagues could think of. The Feminist in Emily also questions the sexism in the marketing firm, which is normalised by her colleagues.
Gabriel, the hot chef cum neighbor, played by French actor Lucas Bravo whom Emily has fallen for has already become the talk of the town with the internet drooling over his pictures and stalking his page.
The most noted attribute of this series is that every character has their own way of fashion which they carry elegantly. The makers have done a commendable job in giving identity to each of the characters, played by actors like Ashley Park, Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu, Samuel Arnold, Camille Razat, and Bruno Gouery, through their styling. The Costume Designer of the series, Patricia Field deserves special applause for her amazing job.
Even though one may find it indigestible to easily accept the plot, with the sudden hike in the number of Emily’s followers on social media and the way people easily buy her ideas without much questioning. At times the show also acts as a critique of French people and their way of carefree living through Emily and her social media posts.
Nevertheless, the series is worth watching with everyone homebound and reminiscing over a time when they travelled without any restrictions. So if anyone is thinking of Paris, and whining over the good times, grab a cup of coffee and get into the shoes of Emily and start exploring Paris and its amazing culture.