Emily in Paris just premiered last month on Netflix, but the streaming service announced that it will return for season two.
The show follows a young woman named Emily Cooper (played by Lily Collins). Emily works as a marketing executive in Chicago, moving to Paris after her job acquired a French luxury marketing company. Throughout the show, she works to build a new social media strategy for her company, while trying to make new friends and find romance throughout her journey in the City of Love.
Emily in Paris quickly made a name for itself as one of Netflix’s top performing shows; according to Nielsen, it earned a place on Netflix’s Top 10 Most-Watched Streaming Shows a week after it came out. While it brings forth elements of romance and comedy for the viewer, mixed reviews of the show definitely exist.
In this last month, the series received many critiques from viewers and critics alike. A good majority of them were not so optimistic, however, especially from the French press.
French radio station RTL said that “Parisians have a hard time recognizing their daily life” as they watch the show. Furthermore, Elaine Sciolino of the New York Times showed Parisians clips from the show; they all responded by calling it the French word “ridicule,” or absurd, yet comical.
One user wrote that the show was “flat, tasteless and filled with clichés,” while a second said that it would’ve been great if it didn’t “caricature” French people.
Another user wrote that said clichés were funny and hoped that a second season would come. Hopefully they saw the season two news!
An Extended Stay in Paris
Netflix announced the show’s second season in two different ways. Their official Twitter account posted a video of all the cast members, with “Emily” receiving a text that she will need to stay in Paris for a bit longer.
Following their first tweet, the account posted another, saying that the show title should be pronounced with a French accent. This brought forth a number of tweets mocking the original.
Additionally, they posted a fictional letter, sent from Emily’s Parisian boss, Sylvie Grateau (played by Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu), to her American Boss Madeline Wheeler (played by Kate Walsh). Grateau explains that Emily must remain in Paris for an extended period of time. At the same time, she hopes that Emily will grow the relationships she has made so far during her stay.
Read the letter below:
TO: MADELINE WHEELER c/o: The Gilbert Group
Nous sommes désolées! We are writing to regrettably inform you that Emily Cooper will need to remain in Paris for an extended period of time. Despite her overconfident manner and lack of prior experience in luxury goods marketing, she has nonetheless managed to charm some of our hard-to-impress clients during her short time at Savoir. Call it bonne chance, or American ingenuity – I’m leaning towards the former – her results are impressive.
We hope that by extending her time in Paris, Emily will further the relationships she has already made, delve deeper into our culture, and perhaps pick up a few words of basic French.
We will work in conjunction with you on applying for a work permit on her behalf to prolong her time here. We love having Emily in Paris! But please don’t let her know that.