The latest Netflix show Emily In Paris has been talked a lot since its release. It tells a story about Emily, played by Lily Collins, an American woman who gets a once in a lifetime job opportunity to move to Paris and work at a prestigious French marketing firm. Initially, it takes time for her to settle down due to cultural differences and later finds herself in a love triangle.
The show has been criticised for different reasons as well including the outfits. The fashion side of the Twitter does not seem to agree with clothing choices worn by the main character. Most of the outfits look like they were borrowed from CW’s series from 2012.
Coming to another criticism, it turns out that the execution portrayed French stereotypes and French viewers are not impressed with it. Throughout the series, Emily has been portrayed as a typical American girl who falls victim to French people’s behaviour. If you go to see, she does not make an effort to learn the language or immerse into the culture.
One French reviewer for AlloCine wrote: “A series that could have been great if it hadn’t caricatured the French. In this show, 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.”
Another added: “Embarrassing series, completely wrong image of Paris. It’s ridiculous, badly acted. As if Paris was all about fashion, romance and croissants. No.”
Whereas, RTL said in a statement: “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.” Sens Critique said, “you have to strongly love science fiction to watch this series.”