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Emily in Paris- Is it any good?

Some people are saying it’s a Millenial version of Sex and the City. I haven’t watched yet but am curious.

I do find Lily Collins quite pretty.

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by Anonymousreply 16214 hours ago

Summer trash!

by Anonymousreply 110/04/2020

It is SO cliche and utterly implausible, but entertaining.

I watched all 10 episodes in one sitting, mainly bc of Paris porn (the city looks breathtaking.)

She usually bugs the crap out of me but I liked her here.

Outfits are outrageous.

by Anonymousreply 210/04/2020

She's Zac Efron's REAL love!

by Anonymousreply 310/04/2020

R2 I don’t think she’s much of an actress at all and she’s only always working because A. She’s pretty and B. She’s Phil’s crotchfruit.

But I do find her pretty and like her in interviews

by Anonymousreply 410/04/2020

What is it with all these unattractive female leads?

by Anonymousreply 510/04/2020

a show about young&beautiful American woman having amazing adventures in Paris - wearing beautiful outfits and fucking beautiful French men =

even more of a fantasy in 2020.

by Anonymousreply 610/04/2020

I liked her Netflix anorexia movie so I will give this a go.

I looooove movies that feature chic girls in floral 60s sundresses or berets in Paris. No young French women dress like that. They don’t even wear much makeup.

by Anonymousreply 710/04/2020

I watched the first episode. Entertaining but she's a bit too perky for my taste. I'm not sure who's more of a rube, her or Carrie Bradshaw.

by Anonymousreply 810/04/2020

She was good in that anorexia movie, wasn't she, R7? I didn't expect much from it or her.

by Anonymousreply 910/04/2020

I agree with R2. Although implausible fantasy, it was cute with bonus Paris porn.

by Anonymousreply 1010/04/2020

No it’s horrid but Gabriel is hot as hell.

by Anonymousreply 1110/04/2020

[Quote] Some people are saying it’s a Millenial version of Sex and the City.

I thought that was Younger.

[Quote] She was good in that anorexia movie, wasn't she, [R7]? I didn't expect much from it or her.

Pretty sure Lily talked about having an eating disorder while promoting the movie.

by Anonymousreply 1210/04/2020

I thought this was Jacqueline's step-daughter from Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt - they could be sisters

by Anonymousreply 1310/05/2020

OP pr plant.

by Anonymousreply 1410/05/2020

Is this another show about a snotty young woman who believes the world doesn't realise how wonderful she is?

by Anonymousreply 1510/05/2020

Any snide references to foreskin like Sex and the City?

by Anonymousreply 1610/05/2020

Yes! Something about preferring meat uncut or an equally unsubtle allusion. They include un hommage to le sex en la cite - she steps in dog shit while wearing white shoes and rolls her eyes in exasperated fashion.

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by Anonymousreply 1810/05/2020

R2 thanks for your support!

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by Anonymousreply 1910/05/2020

Lilly Collins' dad is my embarrassing celebrity crush. Man, he's hot.

The show sucks though.

by Anonymousreply 2010/05/2020

Not pretty but more important, she’s the daughter of a celebrity.

by Anonymousreply 2110/05/2020

It would be much better if she weren't so twee and perky and a better show if in the end the French changed her instead. The whole character's constant IGing also bugged me. I don't find that an endearing quality.

by Anonymousreply 2210/05/2020

Seeing Drew Barrymore gush about this show on IG made me make sure I don't want to watch it. The programming on Netflix seems to continue to get more lowbrow and cheap-looking. Has anyone seen the preview for the Christmas movie starring Emma Roberts? It looks worse than 'Labor Pains' starring Lindsay Lohan, which ended up going straight to Lifetime. So maybe Netflix is honing in on the Lifetime audience with all these shows and low budget movies.

by Anonymousreply 2310/05/2020

Younger doesn’t have a large audience. This being on Netflix will automatically give it more viewers etc.

by Anonymousreply 2410/05/2020

How is Younger anything like SATC? It’s about a woman in her 40s pretending to be in her 20s.

by Anonymousreply 2510/05/2020

Paris is the star of this show, followed by fantasy and fashion. As long as you watch it with this in mind, you may enjoy it.

by Anonymousreply 2610/05/2020

It’s innocuous eye candy. I’m not hating it.

by Anonymousreply 2710/05/2020

Are they just going to keep spinning this off Into other movies where she get moved to a new city? Is Emily in Rome next?

by Anonymousreply 2810/05/2020

Emily in Baltimore

by Anonymousreply 2910/05/2020

Emily in Quarantine. .

I don’t see how they can shoot another season any time soon.

by Anonymousreply 3010/05/2020

Season? Is this a film or series?

by Anonymousreply 3110/05/2020

R31 a series

by Anonymousreply 3210/05/2020

R13 I thought the same thing and I am disappointed to find out that it's not her! I was excited for her to have a breakout starring role.

by Anonymousreply 3310/05/2020

This show is hilarious. American Becky is moving to Paris without bothering to learn the language and expecting everyone else around her to speak English or translate for her. The outfits are awful, she looks like a demented clown. Walking around in high heels in Paris? Yeah, good luck with that.

For me the most unrealistic part was that no French person mentioned Trump to her. This would have happened on her first day. And then every day.

This show is basically the Instagram version of Paris, I'm sure American women will love it.

by Anonymousreply 3410/05/2020

The French critics are not amused:

"The romantic comedy series starring Lily Collins is causing quite a stir amongst Parisians unimpressed by the cliches and stereotypes found in the show.

For many French critics and viewers, the "proud cultural ignorance" was a little too much and the show has been roundly criticized, mocked and dismissed for perpetuating stereotypes of the French, glorifying an unrealistic theme park version of Paris and absurdist plotlines.

In his review for Premiere, Charles Martin wrote, "[In Emily in Paris] we learn that the French are "all bad" (yes, yes), that they are lazy and never arrive at the office before the end of the morning, that they are flirtatious and not really attached to the concept of loyalty, that they are sexist and backward, and of course, that they have a questionable relationship with showering. Yes, no cliché is spared, not even the weakest."

On the entertainment site Sens Critique, one reviewer wrote that Emily in Paris projects the same twee, unrealistic image of Paris that the film Amelie does and that you "have to strongly love science fiction to watch this series, knowing that Parisians are mostly friendly, speak irreproachable English, make love for hours and that going to work remains an option. The writers may have hesitated for two or three minutes to stick a baguette under each Frenchman, or even a beret to clearly distinguish them, on the other hand, they all smoke cigarettes and flirt to death."

RTL's take was similarly dismissive, "Rarely had we seen so many clichés on the French capital since the Parisian episodes of Gossip Girl or the end of the Devil wears Prada." Cultural magazine Les Inrocks described the Paris in the show as the unrealistic city of "the Moulin Rouge, Coco Chanel, baguettes, and Ratatouille."

On the popular film and TV user review site AlloCiné, Emily in Paris has garnered a middling 2.9/5 rating but the negative reviews are uniformly scathing. "Embarrassing series, completely wrong image of Paris. It's ridiculous, badly acted. As if Paris was all about fashion, romance, and croissants. No," wrote one reviewer. Another wrote, "A series that could have been great if it hadn't caricatured the French. In this series, the French are described as arrogant, dirty, lazy, mean, bitter ... but luckily this young American arrives to explain to us how life works. It's just deplorable, I wonder why French actors agreed to star in this series."

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by Anonymousreply 3510/05/2020

I’m confused by all these Lillys, is this the one who did Momma Mia or the one who dated Timmy?

by Anonymousreply 3610/05/2020

Lucas Bravo playing Emily’s main love interest is quite handsome, although his character is one dimensional.

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by Anonymousreply 3710/05/2020

R34 sounds just like Carrie Bradshaw, honestly

by Anonymousreply 3810/05/2020

R36 this one is Phil’s daughter

by Anonymousreply 3910/05/2020

She has as many shoes R38

by Anonymousreply 4010/05/2020

Paris is portrayed beautifully, but the series is stupid in every other respect. There’s practically no story, nothing real. None of those people seem at all plausible.

American girl is intensely annoying, arriving with a multitude of stereotypes which are all confirmed. She herself is a paragon: skipping about in whimsical outfits, intensely attractive to every straight man she meets, hardworking and gifted compared to the lazy, arrogant French. Of course, France desperately needs her to explain to them how to market fashion and all sorts of luxury brands. Her best friend are a vineyard owner and the gifted singing daughter of a Chinese billionaire.

I kept expecting cartoon birds to leave the trees and sing to her on the way to work.

Most of the men are very hot.

by Anonymousreply 4110/05/2020

Sorry R18. Your link wouldn’t open for me until now.

by Anonymousreply 4210/05/2020

What bugged me the most is that I didn't understand what the fuck she was supposed to be doing there. She was a social media girl but she had the big office all to herself. She was sending memos about corporate culture but she was sometimes treated like an intern. I'm only up to episode 3 but I can't handle it anymore. The sexy chef is fucking hot tho.

by Anonymousreply 4310/05/2020

I knew to throw any expectation of reality out of the window when Emily’s American boss played by Kate Walsh, discovered she was pregnant in episode one.

by Anonymousreply 4410/05/2020

R44 I doubt Kate’s been able to get pregnant anytime within the last decade.

by Anonymousreply 4510/05/2020

We’re getting this, but Netflix cancels three shows they originally renewed?

by Anonymousreply 4610/05/2020

Is Lily Collins anorexic? She looks very thin and frail on the show.

Also the girl cannot act, zero charm.

by Anonymousreply 4710/05/2020

Is there something in the air tonight?

by Anonymousreply 4810/05/2020

[quote]This show is hilarious. American Becky is moving to Paris without bothering to learn the language and expecting everyone else around her to speak English or translate for her.

Not so off the mark. I just watched "Catwalk"-- recommended on the over-rated supermodels thread. It's a (very fun and nostalgic) doc that follows '90s supermodels around Paris and Milan. At one point the girls joke about traveling there for modeling work countless times over five years and never bothering to learn the language.

by Anonymousreply 4910/05/2020

Emily is a slightly more sympathetic, less self-centered, a bit more career-oriented 20-something year old version of Carrie Bradshaw. The fact that she is portrayed as some marketing genius who gets handed a plum assignment is completely unbelievable, as are the costumes she parades around in, and as is the idea she is the object of lust for so many. But it’s a cute show if you don’t take it too seriously. To me, it seems dated already.

by Anonymousreply 5010/05/2020

r49, but her situation is different from a model who is constantly traveling all over the world. She is supposed to do marketing in a French office, it is not a big international company. It's absolutely ridiculous. In reality, her French colleagues would simply ignore her.

by Anonymousreply 5110/05/2020

I realized that there are no Arab people on this show, not even in the background. How the hell did they do that? Paris is very diverse but you would not know that from the show.

by Anonymousreply 5210/07/2020

It's a cute show, but it seems to be a mashup of SATC, Devil Wears Prada, with a little Gilmore Girls (the black, gay office worker) thrown in. The city of Paris is really the star.

by Anonymousreply 5310/07/2020

How does a black person working equal Gilmore Girls??

by Anonymousreply 5410/07/2020

Lily Collins is sickly looking...and way too perky. I do like the show just for the escapism aspect. Plus Gabriel the chef is fucking hot as hell. There is some good eye candy in it.

by Anonymousreply 5510/07/2020

Just binge it which I am embarrassed to admit.

by Anonymousreply 5610/07/2020

R56 don't be. You're clearly not the only one 😄

by Anonymousreply 5710/08/2020

To French critics of Emily: CALL MY AGENT is just as bad. So STFU, nasty Frenchies.

by Anonymousreply 5810/08/2020

Is there a dramatic scene where Emily rushes in and single handily puts out the Notre Dame fire as Americans are want to do?

by Anonymousreply 5910/08/2020

Lily is so so much easier on the eyes than horse-faced SJW. But she seems boring like a virgin. Didn't she beard for Taylor Lautner?

by Anonymousreply 6010/08/2020

Not every relationship is a beard situation. Get over it.

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It's stupidly written but I love seeing Paris.

Sex and the City is much smarter because the main characters had flaws.

So far, Emily is right about everything.

by Anonymousreply 6410/08/2020

r34, when I was in Paris back in '17, I was amazed by the amount of women traipsing around in heels. Even the older ones.

r58, I find that series hilarious. But then, it's always funnier if you understand the language.

by Anonymousreply 6510/08/2020

She’s a terrible actress. Her eyebrows are distracting.

by Anonymousreply 6610/10/2020

Bitch won't last more than a season.

by Anonymousreply 6710/10/2020

I'm sure we'll get a S2 and a S3 of Emily in Paris. It's cute and funny, and the perfect escapism series for these dire pandemic days and for us Francophiles counting the days we're able to fly there on holiday.

by Anonymousreply 6810/10/2020

It’s doing well. I’m sure it will get more seasons because the fraus and girls and gays are watching.

by Anonymousreply 6910/10/2020

R66 Lilly Collins reminds me of a new, young Audrey Hepburn

by Anonymousreply 7010/11/2020

Not at gunpoint...

by Anonymousreply 7110/11/2020

r54 - Gilmore Girls had a black, gay character that worked at the Dragonfly Inn with Lorelai. His name was Michelle.

by Anonymousreply 7210/11/2020

I watched the entire series in a day, because COVID killed my social life.

This show is is like elevator music, nice to have on in the background but nothing memorable. It definitely lacks the charm of SATC, or The Devil Wears Prada. Paris is the star of the show, with all of the cliches that only very ignorant Americans would believe to be true.

Lily Collins looked painfully thin, almost as thin as she looked in her (excellent) anorexia movie. She should have had a bite or two of that delicious omelette that her neighbor cooked up for her.

by Anonymousreply 7310/11/2020

R73 Omg, the Devil wears Prada was one of the most terrible movies I have ever seen...

by Anonymousreply 7410/11/2020

I tried to watch some at lunch today. It's worse than Hallmark movies, somehow. Devious Maids regurgitated Desperate Houswives but it was watchable. (Marc Cherry). Darren Star already watered down Sex in the City and there's nothing left to wring by the time we get too Emily. It's a pet peeve of mine, I have always had a hard time with Hollywood/American reductions of Paris/France the French to pure stereotype and treacle. It's hard to pull off. Coppola's Marie Antoinette managed. Back in the 50s, one could do it. Cartoons make it easier. This might have been interesting as a French production, French directed, in English production for international distribution. Luc Besson's The Fifth Element was an early and very successful product for the French to go international in English, and I think they should do it more.

by Anonymousreply 7510/11/2020

R74, I think that many people would disagree with your assessment.

by Anonymousreply 7610/11/2020

I thought that Emily would hook up with Camille in the end, there were some lezzie vibes.

by Anonymousreply 7710/11/2020

It's like Sex in the City but without the depth and intelligence.

by Anonymousreply 7810/11/2020

The show is really and truly awful but as close as I'll get to Paris this year. It's obviously written for 16 year girls from the midwest who now think they 'know' Paris.

by Anonymousreply 7910/11/2020

She did look. like Audrey Hepburn in the opera scene. However she lacks Audrey's charm. It is a fun diversion nothing more.

by Anonymousreply 8010/11/2020

The Chinese friend has to deliver the groan-worthy SATC puns, like “I’d bone appetit him.” Agonizing.

by Anonymousreply 8110/11/2020

It just seems like a weird and wrong moment to have a show portraying a sort of spunky, optimistic American exceptionalism abroad - even obviously as this is pure superficial escapism marketed toward 18-24 year old women.

at least it features gorgeous French men and the episodes look like they’re all 30 minutes tops.

by Anonymousreply 8210/11/2020

I watched it last week and couldn't help but wonder, does Darren Star actually like or even know any real women? He likes fluffy girls who wear silly hats and totter around in ridiculous shoes but that seems to be it, other than hard nosed boss bitches who can't keep a man. All the reviewers complaining about what a stupid arrogant character Emily is, well, yeah, because that's the only type of woman he can write. It reminded me of Ugly Betty with a pretty lead but unlike Betty I didn't warm to Emily, and I don't think Star did either. All the 18 year olds I know are obsessed with 'representation', is this what they want?

by Anonymousreply 8310/11/2020

I'll watch when Emily is cursed out on the Metro by a couple of dudes from the banlieus.

Or when she is called out by a French dude for not knowing what foreskin is.

Or when an outraged old stallkeeper screams abuse at her for touching the peaches.

by Anonymousreply 8410/11/2020

What's a banlieu? A ghetto or slum?

by Anonymousreply 8510/11/2020

Banlieu: outer suburb, filled with housing projects populated by browns and blacks.

by Anonymousreply 8610/11/2020

So white supremacy is in France too? R86

by Anonymousreply 8710/11/2020

R77, I know! I must've misread it but I was expecting some sort of bisexual attraction towards Emily from Camille after that time they first meet and go to kiss and accidentally kiss on the lips. Then Camille walks off saying: "I didn't mind that!" or something. But that was it.

I just watched this show because my friend watched it and was laughing about it and said it was really easy to watch. I thought I might get a good laugh at how bad it was. It is pure escapism, and I'm not going to complain about that at this time. I'm not sorry I watched it, but I also don't really have much of an opinion of it because it isn't really anything at the same time. It does seem very cheap. The guy who played Antoine looks really familiar to me, like he had been in an episode of Sex and the City or similar.

Ok, you know what? I like how positive and fun the sex parts of the show were... I'm really tired of television showing sex as being this dark thing full of angst and unpleasantness, people using each other etc. The cartoon-y vibe was much more pleasant to see. At the same time it also didn't really work because the show and characters feel kinda sexless. I don't know how to explain it really. I am clearly more of a whore than her anyway, as a guy whispering to me "I like American pussy" (or my equivalent, "I like Australian cock") wouldn't make me run away.

It really is a fantasy... there is no problem that Emily cannot fix with her pluck, and she is fending off about 443 different sexy French suitors at the same time while wandering around Paris in zany outfits and eating wonderful food.

My French teachers have a YouTube channel and they were asked about this show on Instagram and it sounds like they have a LOT of criticisms, so I will look forward to seeing that.

All in all, it was diverting, but ephemeral too. One of those shows that wasn't good but ol' softy me doesn't want to be too critical because I feel a bit sorry for everyone involved. And it really isn't offensive or anything. Oh, there was some great music in it!

by Anonymousreply 8810/12/2020

The correct spelling is "banlieue."

by Anonymousreply 8910/12/2020

[quote] In this series, the French are described as arrogant, dirty, lazy, mean, bitter

So it's a documentary

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Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu is good. Horrible script for her. A couple of them are good. Yes I poo-poo'd it above and then I watched some more episodes.

It makes me bittersweet because my young in Paris years are so far behind me, just like my young in New York years. I could identify with Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu's character's age, of course. Sylvie doesn't have a great life so who would want to be in her shoes. It's all about the young who have career and lifestyle and romantic dreams and those dreams are wrapped up in the "magic" and possibilities of world class cities.

Lily's character Emily is post grad school an a year or two of work? So, 25ish? Lily is 31 and just a smidge long in tooth for it, but passable. I guess Catherine Zeta-Jones turned down the part.

When I was 25 and trying to fit in all those be everywhere know everyone fashionable experiences, I was every bit as studied in my wardrobe, so I had a good laugh at myself. I miss those dress up days, sometimes.

by Anonymousreply 9110/12/2020

[quote]It’s doing well. I’m sure it will get more seasons because the fraus and girls and gays are watching.

Every millennial I know that has watched it didn't really "enjoy" it but watched all of it anyway.

by Anonymousreply 9210/12/2020

[Quote] I guess Catherine Zeta-Jones turned down the part.

She made the wrong choice then 😄

by Anonymousreply 9310/12/2020

R92 sure

by Anonymousreply 9410/12/2020

Can we please stop claiming that so-and-so only got the role because she is so-and-so's daughter? Nobody pumping millions of dollars into a project is going to hire an actor just because it's so-and-so's kid unless they are right for the role . Now maybe if it's down to one or two people the celebrity kid might have an edge because they know for publicity's sake it may help promote the show, or maybe the kid will have an edge getting an audition but again it isn't likely the producer is going to say "She can't act and she doesn't photograph well, but she's so-and-so's daughter so let's cast her!"

by Anonymousreply 9510/12/2020

r95, excuse me?

by Anonymousreply 9610/12/2020

R95 only Lily isn’t unattractive, does photograph well and is a huge stars daughter.

Add on that because of her father she’s a bigger name in England and the UK than the States. Her fan base there is larger than her American one.

by Anonymousreply 9710/12/2020

R92 Add me to that crowd. I watched it all for the escapism, but it's so shallow and unbelievable it makes Sex and the City seem deep. How nice for her that all the women she happened to meet (on the street or in the park, no less) turned out to be nice, eager to befriend a complete stranger, and from extremely wealthy families. Disney used to make garbage movies like this about "Disney Paris" all the time in the 90s.

by Anonymousreply 9810/12/2020

R78 And it’s much much better looking than SATC

by Anonymousreply 9910/12/2020

You know what's funny...If I had watched this in 2019, I would have stopped watching after the first episode saying it's pure cliched crap. In 2020, that's the reason I'm watching it. It's pure mindless escape television.

by Anonymousreply 10010/13/2020

saw two episodes when i visited my friend's apt. It was OK.

Nothing special. it was ok. my friend thought the french chef was cute. typical model type.

it's mindless fare to pass time.

by Anonymousreply 10110/15/2020

The Chef is handsome and we see him shirtless and he has a nice body. What was interesting is there is no fat really on his upper body but his ass and legs are pretty thick. Lucas Bravo - a pic from a few years ago.

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Another from some years ago. So I guess you would say he's small shouldered. Nice big ass and legs now, that he is more mature.

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by Anonymousreply 10310/15/2020

The show manages to be insulting to both Americans and the French. The only likable character is Ashley, the babysitter friend. I watch it for the Paris setting alone, as I am seriously missing the ability to travel anywhere.

by Anonymousreply 10410/15/2020

And to Arab origin French who do not exist in this fantasy Paris. At the very least, missed opportunity for eye candy for us.

by Anonymousreply 10510/15/2020

I thought her affectations were really off putting. All the widening of eyes and flailing about and the kooky adorableness. I’d kick her boney ass.

by Anonymousreply 10610/15/2020

sorry, didn't like anyone in the cast. the nanny was so annoying and ugly. The female lead is sweet looking in a bland way. decent enough actress. Didn't think the chef was anything special...I didn't think she had chemistry with any of the guys she kissed/fucked or wanted to get into her pants.

by Anonymousreply 10710/15/2020

"Outfits are outrageous."

Of course they are. I put them together, R2!

by Anonymousreply 10810/15/2020

I did like that the nanny's friends were all supportive of her when they came to visit from China. I was waiting for that cliched storyline where they treat her really badly for changing, and she realises her true friends are in Paris, so was glad to see that inverted. Though the whole "get up and sing at the club" thing was in its own way a cliche.

I think R100 has hit the nail on the head as to why this show has been as popular as it is.

by Anonymousreply 10910/15/2020

This show reminds me how fucking hot French guys can be. Ils me manquent.

by Anonymousreply 11010/15/2020

It’s doing well because it’s frau-bait

by Anonymousreply 11110/15/2020

The only guy i found hot was Eion Bailey.

by Anonymousreply 11210/15/2020

Was the nanny working as an escort on the side? She was certainly always dressed like a hooker.

by Anonymousreply 11310/16/2020

it's all so predictable...

by Anonymousreply 11410/16/2020

Lucas Bravo pings to me. I see two gays talking to each other in the video below.

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by Anonymousreply 11510/16/2020

Lily Collins is almost distractingly skinny in this ... every time we see her running 5 miles around Paris before work I’m like can someone please hail her a cab straight to a bakery so they can pump her full of calories, sugar and fat?

by Anonymousreply 11610/16/2020

yes, he pings to me too.

by Anonymousreply 11710/16/2020

[quote] Some people are saying it’s a Millenial version of Sex and the City.

Oh, dear.

by Anonymousreply 11810/16/2020

Netflix must be spreading the ad money around pretty good for this show. In the last week Daily Mail has run two long advertisements for this show pretending to be news items

by Anonymousreply 11910/16/2020

R115 He pinged for me a couple of time while I was watching the show. I'm like gay or European?

by Anonymousreply 12010/16/2020

It looks so twee and cheesy and yet lacking any warmth and soul. How can that be?

by Anonymousreply 12110/16/2020

I’m enjoying the show, but it’s fantasy, It also totally glossed over her immigration process. Even if she had an employer sponsored visa, that’s a long process when lots of paperwork. She’d also have to spend tons of time handing immigration issues upon arrival like getting ID cards, set up for health care, registering all over the place and finding a bank that will actually set up an account for an American citizen because they don’t want to fuck with constantly reporting to the US government (google FBAR).

Shows like this is why many people in the US (and on DL) think they can just easily move between countries like moving between states.

by Anonymousreply 12210/16/2020

I think that's a really astute observation R121.

Yeah, R122, I personally have a bit of a geeky interest in learning about the whole "how people move abroad" thing, as part of my general love of travel, and they really do give a false impression of how easy it is in this show. It's always makes my eyes roll when certain people bring out the old "If you don't like it here then move somewhere else" chestnut.

by Anonymousreply 12310/16/2020

Lucas' English is very good. Usually, the French are horrible with English.

by Anonymousreply 12410/17/2020

R115 I didn't get any pings on that video for Lucas.

However, the lensing and lighting in that video, or maybe it's real - Lucas's face and eyes look very much like a young Hugh Grant. Though Lucas doesn't have the slight and weird droopy set of features as Hugh. Also, they have the same timbre of voice.

by Anonymousreply 12510/17/2020

According to Lily Collins, Emily is supposed to be 22 ! WTF, how can she have a master's degree and tons of work experience at 22? In which world?

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R116 Without her skinniness and the ultra-thick eyebrows Lily would be super bland. Her skinniness makes her look more high-fashion and elite while also projecting fragility, think Audrey Hepburn.

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by Anonymousreply 12710/17/2020

I'm embarrassed to say that I just binged the whole thing. It was a pretty little fantasy and that's what's needed now. I laughed my ass off when she fucked the little brother.

by Anonymousreply 12810/20/2020

I agree with what other people are saying here. In any other time I wouldn't like this show, but in 2020, it's kind of the escape entertainment I need.

by Anonymousreply 12910/20/2020

R128 I bought a bottle of wine and binge-watched it and found it entertaining. The City of Lights provides a nice backdrop for this harmless and funny show.

by Anonymousreply 13010/20/2020

R128 - when I saw that it sorta seemed a bit unlikely that Gabriel and Camille would make so much fun of her for that. The aoc in France is 15, so it shouldn't be a big deal to them surely, plus Emily is meant to be what 22? So she's not that much older than him anyway. I suppose they found it more funny that it was the wrong brother; rather than her peer it was the younger brother.

by Anonymousreply 13110/20/2020

OK. Just watched E1.

Meh. It’s cute. I’ll keep watching. I love the way the older women in the office glam it up in a way American women don’t. Americans truly don’t know much about style, so I enjoy seeing the office peeps glam it up in a way American women don’t.

Also, the end where she knocks out the power to multiple buildings made me LOL. Those vibrators are obscene. Honestly, if you wanna have great sex, don’t use those. They make you unresponsive to normal, human touch, and then you can’t cum like a normal person who doesn’t have to use all of these different gadgets to have an orgasm.

JMHO. I’ve followed this rule myself, and while I have a few toys, I rarely have to use them, as my own fingers suffice quite nicely.

by Anonymousreply 13210/21/2020

TMI weirdo r132.

by Anonymousreply 13310/21/2020

Nah. I ain’t no weirdo. It’s SEX and were on DL.

It’s not like we’re at a formal dinner party or something.

LMAO, R133. I’m not ashamed of my body and what it does.

by Anonymousreply 13410/21/2020

Darren Star is a horny straight woman in a gay man's body.

Thus calamity ensues!

by Anonymousreply 13510/21/2020

On thinking over my comment at R131, I realised that in our early 20s one of our friends spent an evening cracking on to a guy who was 16 (legal in my country) and we teased her to hell and back over it, so actually, I can see that. I guess I just thought it was going to be another "France is so different" joke where Emily starts freaking out that she's committed statutory rape, while the French are like: "eh, no big deal!" but that never happened.

by Anonymousreply 13610/21/2020

r136, it was not just teasing and stupid jokes. The mother wanted to know from Emily if her son was a good lover. I'm sorry but that was ridiculous.

by Anonymousreply 137Last Thursday at 1:01 AM

Woah, I thought she was the ugly American pissing off the French co-workers, but those co-worker are mean bitches who look down on her and call her The Hick.

by Anonymousreply 138Last Thursday at 1:07 AM

I'm actually on my second binge of this show. Now, hear me out. I'm actually watching it this time with the Italian audio on, because I need to get exposure to the language, and a mindless, easy show like this where I already know the plot is perfect, really. It is striking me on second viewing though that while I have been critical of it in some ways, it's also really very harmless, and I do like the tone. Nice to spend time in a world where things seem positive, however ridiculous it may be.

I'm not sure why so many others recommend learning languages through Netflix though. The audio and the subtitles are extremely different, which makes it hard to check up on things I miss. I'm guessing two different translators do the audio and the subtitles, but it seems so silly. Many of the differences are just weird. Like the guy Emily meets at the party tells her, according to the subtitles that he likes "la fica americana" but the audio is "la topa americana". That's a minor difference, but seems unnecessary. Many of the other differences are pretty major. It could be a fantastic resource is they matched them better.

The whole "the French are cool with affairs and mistresses and stuff" thing is a complete misunderstanding, and I think it has baffled a lot of French people. It's more accurate to say that the French don't put as much importance on it when it comes to making judgments on other people. The best way to describe it is that when Clinton cheated on his wife, many Americans felt that his cheating meant he couldn't do his job well either. In France when Hollande was caught on his way to his mistress, people generally would laugh at him, but wouldn't take that into consideration when voting. That's really what the difference is.

by Anonymousreply 139Last Thursday at 2:14 AM

R139 Rose, the Italian subtitles are pretty close transcriptions of the ENGLISH dialogue. The Italian dubbing is whatever Italian fits the mouth movement and timing and is close enough. Do you understand that these are not the same at all?

by Anonymousreply 140Last Thursday at 3:28 AM

R136 you sound like such a F R A U

by Anonymousreply 141Last Thursday at 4:15 AM

R140, there were so many other options available for you to explain that, and you chose to take that tone? Interesting.

by Anonymousreply 142Last Thursday at 11:22 AM

Emily (Lily Collins) is a last-minute replacement for someone else, Madeline (played by Kate Walsh), who was supposed to go to Paris, but finds out she's pregnant (yes, the character played by Kate Walsh gets pregnant on that show). Apparently they didn't bother to check whether Emily can speak French which is apparently the main issue her French colleagues have with her (that and Emily wanting to Americanize their business)

I love Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu who plays Emily's sharp tongued adversary.

Lucas Bravo looks like a young Michael Vartan from Alias.

To me the cutest was Camille's brother who gives Emily the hickey.

I thought for a brief moment that the show would go there and make Emily, Camille, and Gabriel a throuple. Gabriel seemed turned on when he saw the social media pic of Emily and Camille in bed.

The show is pleasant enough, but it's really eager to use every trope there is to create a culture shock for its lead.

by Anonymousreply 143Last Friday at 10:45 AM

And, of course, no show that takes place in Paris, France is complete without using the French version of "These Boots Are Made For Walking".

by Anonymousreply 144Last Friday at 10:47 AM

I almost want to see the hype about these Paris shots everyone keeps raving about.

by Anonymousreply 145Last Friday at 11:32 AM

It starts off stupid but get sort of interesting and fun by the final episodes.

And it's so nice to see Paris

by Anonymousreply 146Last Friday at 11:49 AM

[quote] I thought for a brief moment that the show would go there and make Emily, Camille, and Gabriel a throuple. Gabriel seemed turned on when he saw the social media pic of Emily and Camille in bed.

I thought so too! There seemed to be a hint of that early on - Camille and Emily kissing on the mouth and Camille saying she didn't mind, Gabriel looking excited by seeing the two girls in bed, that scene where the three of them go to that Van Gogh exhibit... then that just kind of fizzled out, and now I'm not sure whether it was intentional or I'm just reaching.

Haha, I laughed so much at the idea of Brigitte Macron liking Emily's instagram post. Who knew you could become such a high profile influencer just by posting a picture of you eating pain au chocolat? "Le vagin n'est pas masculin" just made the inner linguist in me cringe though. Grammatical gender =/= socio/biological gender! The show made it seem like Emily was taking a huge step for womankind with that whole thing, but it doesn't really make sense. Also, why didn't anyone tell her that "la bite" (the dick) is feminine?

by Anonymousreply 147Last Friday at 1:05 PM

Darren Starr is clearly burned out and has learned nothing in 15 years, because he basically reprised the last two (worst) episodes of SatC....plucky American hick comes to Paris and triumphs despite various French obstacles.

Paris is the real star and never looked better, as in Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris. However, I agree with the poster above who pointed out that the hordes of sloppy locals and tourists are not shown. Nobody parades around in outfits like Collins wore or stiletto heels unless they are going clubbing . As well as wrecking your shoes, you'd risk breaking your neck falling on the cobblestones.

Emily is kind of a mash-up of Kelsey from Younger and Carrie Bradshaw. Collins' caterpillar eyebrows reminds me of the weirdo in Girls played by Zosia Mamet.

by Anonymousreply 148Last Saturday at 3:17 AM

The biggest problem is the protagonist (played by Phil Collins’ daughter, I believe) is just too smart and perfect—she never fails. She always gets the audience of the most exclusive because she does the right thing at the right time—always. That’s getting old

by Anonymousreply 149Last Saturday at 4:57 AM

Completely cliche almost verging on trite and the lead would seem to want to annoy you, but it somehow all manages to hang together and it’s nice to see Paris. I’m sure Parisians absolutely loathe how they’re presented. Like all of Hollywood’s it does have a scintilla of truth, though. It’s a semi pleasant diversion and I was surprised that we watched it straight through in a couple of days and I wasn’t hate watching. Also Lucas Bravo is adorable.

by Anonymousreply 150Last Saturday at 6:16 AM

I'm Parisian and I'll just say that I'm relieved to see that (almost) all of you realized that it is not the real Paris, it is just a dreamed-up version of it. Paris is awfully dirty, has a raging rat infestation problem and chronic bad air due to traffic congestion in the middle of the city. When you live and work in the city all you get to see 90% of the time is the metro and the RER. Metro-boulot-dodo indeed.

Now on a more personal note, I was quite shocked to read people mentioning Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu because my cousin dated her for a couple of years back in the 90s and he couldn't shut up about her. Philippine-ci, Philippine-ça, he wouldn't stop talking about her. Since I never met her in person. I guess this is the first time, almost 30 years after the fact, that I can contemplate who that Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu actually is. And I never would have realized that it was her if I hadn't come across this thread. I'm kinda weirded out by that fact actually.

by Anonymousreply 151Last Saturday at 8:41 AM

R151 We know they leave out many things that in reality belong to Paris like Islamic terrorism, protesters etc.

by Anonymousreply 152Last Saturday at 10:18 AM

French Gene Wilder is freaking me out

by Anonymousreply 153Last Saturday at 2:29 PM

r151, tu ne regardes pas Dix Pour Cent?

by Anonymousreply 154Last Saturday at 2:51 PM

"I couldn't help but wonder" (hahaha) how the French actors agreed to work on this anti-French horror. It will come to haunt them for sure.

by Anonymousreply 155Last Saturday at 8:49 PM

I wondered that myself R155. It must seem so weird to be given lines and situations that require you to play a bizarre caricature of your own culture. Still I suppose you take the money and then laugh about it to your friends afterwards.

by Anonymousreply 156Last Saturday at 9:30 PM

The Chinese friend and the black colleague are beyond annoying.

by Anonymousreply 157Last Saturday at 11:14 PM

I wonder what happened to the woman in glasses who kept running away whenever Emily tried to speak to her. She was in all the meetings at first but then seemed to disappear after the first episode; Emily's English frightened her so much she just kept running and never came back to the office again? :P

by Anonymousreply 158Last Saturday at 11:34 PM

It’s called BEING ACTORS R155. They’re not the writers. It’s a Netflix show with an international audience produced by a famous writer and show runner. Plus a fat Netflix paycheck with lavish production values. French actors want to be rich and famous just like every other actor. 99.999% of actors wouldn’t have turned this down no matter their nationality.

by Anonymousreply 159Last Monday at 9:52 AM

And look what’s already happened, Lucas Bravo just signed with WME and will have a shot at a major international career. For the other French actors this is more exposure than they’ll probably ever receive in their lifetimes. It’s really not that hard to figure out why they took it.

by Anonymousreply 160Last Monday at 9:55 AM

"And that's the joke, ok? That's... not very funny, but, well, that's the joke." 😂

Tips on how not to be as mal élevé as Emily when you're in Paris.

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