After a very watched first season, but also very criticized, “Emily in Paris” returns with 10 new episodes and a less cartoonish tone. Available on Netflix.
WHAT IS SEASON 2 ABOUT?
Now more comfortable in her Parisian life, Emily is doing much better to find her way around the city, even if she still has trouble getting used to certain typically French traditions. After finding herself in a love triangle with her neighbor and her first real French friend, Emily is determined to refocus on her work – which gets more complicated every day. In French class, she meets an expatriate who annoys her as much as he seduces her …
Emily in Paris, a series created by Darren Star.
WELL WORTH A LOOK ?
As soon as it enters the Netflix catalog, Emily in Paris made people talk. So that the expression “guilty pleasure”Seems to have been invented just for her. As disparaged as she is adored, the most French of Americans is back. After the considerable success of the first season, the creator Darren Star offers new Parisian adventures to his heroine, tormented between her romantic setbacks and her professional misadventures.
Good news for viewers annoyed by season 1: this second chapter is more successful, from the evolution of the characters to the adventures that punctuate this salvo of 10 episodes. The clichés on the capital and the way of life “French-style”Are still present – the series has made it so special -, but much less overwhelming.
Emily Cooper, played by the talented Lily Collins, is also more endearing. We like to see her struggling in her love triangle, between Gabriel (Lucas Bravo) and Camille (Camille Razat), but also to fall under the spell of new encounters, like Alfie.
The latter is embodied by Lucien Laviscount. He plays an irresistibly charming London banker with a more realistic outlook on life. It’s her turn to turn Emily’s head. On screen, the chemistry works and the relationship allows the heroine to reveal a more interesting side of her personality. This is also the case for Sylvie, played by Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu, a boss at first strict and not very warm, who reveals herself here as an ally.
A naive but touching look at France
For your viewing pleasure, season 2 ofEmily in Paris continues to explore the many riches of France. There is in particular the Palace of Versailles, whose Hall of Mirrors is transformed into a podium for a fashion show, the city of Saint-Tropez, but also the heritage cinema. One of the sequences of episode 4 is shot in the Parisian cinema Le Champo and puts the spotlight on François Truffaut’s masterpiece, Jules and Jim – a love triangle, of course.
Viewers already wowed by Season 1 should be again here, while others may be giving Emily a second chance. The series remains a very beautiful declaration of love for France and that is perhaps the main thing.
Season 2 ofEmily in Paris is available on Netflix.