On Friday, Netflix unveiled Darren Star’s latest dramedy, Emily In Paris, but should you be packing your bag for this adventure?
Emily In Paris follows the story of Emily Cooper (Lilly Colins, Les Miserable), a smart and ambitious twenty-something marketing executive from Chicago, who, thanks to her boss Madeleine (Kate Walsh, 13 Reasons Why), is offered her dream job in Paris. Now at a luxury marketing company, she’s tasked with revamping the social media strategy of the newly acquired Savior. It sounds easy, but Emily has one major hurdle – she speaks zero French.
Arriving in Paris, Emily knocks on the door of neighbour Gabriel (Lucas Bravo, Smart Ass) and it’s evident that sparks begin to fly. Complicating things is the fact that Emily has a boyfriend back home, and the couple are now trying long distance. Commencing work at Savior, we meet Emily’s new boss Sylvie (Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu), who intimidates and intrigues, and co-workers Julien (Samuel Arnold) and Luc (Bruno Gouery).
After a rough first day, Emily crosses paths with Mindy (Ashley Park), a fellow expat who has fallen in love with the city, and Camille (Camille Razat), the French woman who Emily desires to be.
Will Emily be able to overcome the challenges she faces as an American in Paris, or is her dream job just a nightmare?
Lilly Colins shines as Emily and shows her comedic talents as we follow her journey. The cast are a great mix of English and French actors who bring their characters to life. Darren Star (Younger, Sex and the City) has written a series full of intoxicating adventures and surprising challenges as Emily juggles winning over her work colleagues, making friends, and navigating new romances.
Emily In Paris is sure to be your next guilty pleasure.
Emily In Paris is streaming on Netflix from today.