‘Emily in Paris’ got renewed for another season & it’s pronounced Paree so it rhymes

Emily in Paris still credit Stephanie Branchu/Netflix
Netflix’s Emily in Paris is getting a second season, Netflix announced this week. The show was sold several times before landing at Netflix. Emily in Paris, while popular, is polarizing. It’s about an American executive named Emily sent to Paris to integrate a newly acquired firm. The show chronicles Emily as she navigates cultural clashes while living and working in Paris. It’s been criticized for stereotyping Paris. Ahead of the Season 2 announcement, Netflix announced that “Paris” is pronounced “Paree” so that it rhymes with “Emily.” The responses were hilarious. Creator Darren Star, best known for Sex and the City, was interviewed by THR about the show. Here are a few excerpts:

Since its Oct. 2 debut, Emily in Paris has been a breakout word-of-mouth hit for the streamer. While Netflix does not release traditional viewership data, measurement company Nielsen said subscribers watched more than 676 million minutes of the series within its first week of release. The series has been a mixed bag with viewers and critics alike, drawing a 64 percent and 60 percent rating, respectively.

“The show is a love letter to Paris through the eyes of this American girl who has never been there,” Star told The Hollywood Reporter as part of a Creative Space interview last month. “The first thing she is seeing is the clichés because it’s from her point of view. I’m not sorry for looking at Paris through a glamorous lens. It’s a beautiful city, and I wanted to do a show that celebrated that part of Paris.”

As for season two, Star had not yet decided if the novel coronavirus pandemic will be written into its creative. “I have ideas but I think it’s a big question mark about what effect that has on the show and the storytelling,” he told THR.

[From The Hollywood Reporter]

As I said before, I think Darren Star has potentially found modern SATC gold with Emily in Paris. This show can be the “what would a younger Carrie’s life be like if she had ended up in Paris instead of New York City?” sort of Sex and the City. I found the show cliche AF but it was hilarious and an escape from real life. Despite Emily’s cluelessness and the mean girl French people I thoroughly enjoyed the show. I loved the glamor-fication of Paris which is a bit more gritty in real life than how it is portrayed. I am excited that we will get a second season. I think it would be smart to write a couple of episodes that feature the impact of Coronavirus. I look forward to seeing what Darren comes up with for Season 2. I am sure if Darren follows his normal routine, season two of Emily in Paris is bound to be better.

Many of the Twitter responses to the correct way of pronouncing “Emily in Paris,” sent me. I could feel some of the ‘orror (with a French accent) of some of the faux highbrow Francophiles. Some high profile brands got in on the fun and Netflix had some of the snarkiest comebacks. Here are a few of the tweets:

Emily in Paris still credit Stephanie Branchu/Netflix

Emily in Paris still credit Stephanie Branchu/Netflix

Photos credit: Stephanie Branchu/Netflix press

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  1. ABritGuest says:

    Whilst Emily was annoying in a Carrie Bradshaw way the first season was the light lockdown fluff with a little eye candy I needed #Sorrynotsorry

    • Darla says:

      Yep, same here.

    • sa says:

      Totally agree.

    • minx says:

      My daughter was supposed to study in Paris in June, she was so excited about it, and of course that was cancelled. I saw the show first and recommended it to her to give her a vicarious taste of the city. She loved it. I visited Paris years ago and miss traveling so much, so EiP was a wonderful escape.

    • sunny says:

      It was a fun, empty, silly watch full of beautiful people. Emily is hilariously unprofessional and her weak attempts at French are very on brand for an American moving overseas and not putting any effort in to learn the language.

      Can’t wait to see what undeserved opportunities fall into Emily’s lap in season 2. Also, here for the fashion, especially Camille’s style.

    • SirThang says:

      Amidst austerity measures- re travel, impractical shoes, Co-workers, restaurants & close talking…we all need some simple colorful fantasy. Finally admitting To NEED this

  2. Angie says:

    It was so fun to watch! Yes she’s an idiot but I liked it. Escapism!

  3. Snuffles says:

    Hot fashion and hot guys. What’s not to love!!

  4. Becks1 says:

    I haven’t watched it but she’s wearing a beret? Is that really common still in France?

  5. Esmom says:

    Haha, those tweets are gold, Alistair’s video, lol. I actually want to watch it now. I am in the middle of The Queen’s Gambit at the moment but I could use something light and fluffy and ridiculous.

  6. Harper says:

    The show is light-hearted fun, the cast is very likable, and Parisians really can be cold to outsiders. But change the title to Emily in Paree if they want us to rhyme it.

  7. Bishg says:

    Yes to what has been written above.
    This series is neither deep nor a realistic depiction of Paris (or an American expat in Paris for that matter) and the main character was slightly annoying at times. But, it was a quick and fun watch, something light to gawk at incredible Parisian settings and enjoyable fashion (even though I read somewhere that Emily’s outfits, although impeccable, were a bit ‘outdated’ and I agree). This is something people crave now as we are entering our second year of pandemic crisis. I’m pretty positive that, had it been released one year ago, it would have crashed and burned spectacularly.

  8. AmelieB says:

    I hope they actually have Emily improve her French and switch from speaking English to better and better French in the show. Maybe she can even run into Meka, the ‘Omelette du Fromage’ guy on the street in Paris and they get into a competition into who can speak better French.

  9. shoop says:

    Thanks, I hate it

  10. Darby says:

    This is not meant to be a culturally accurate deep-dive into French people and culture. It’s fluffy, beautiful, escapism and I LOVED it. The perfect break from reality. Also if you haven’t watched it yet, the remake of Four Weddings and a Funeral was awesome.

  11. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    I gave it a go. Can’t hack it.

  12. Jane says:

    I scoffed but watched EIP and enjoyed it. It’s escapist fun for dark days. Very reminiscent of S&TC for a younger demographic. The world is dark and full of terrors so a little escapism is a good thing. I hope they don’t touch on rona – it’s too much a part of our life and it’s nice to be able to get away from it.

  13. Bebe says:

    The fact that they white-washed Paris so much is bizarre. Not one of the many French men she flirts with (not shaming her), is NOT white. You really have to go out of your way to write and cast that kind of nonsense.

    It was a fun, silly show but it could have been a fun, silly show that didn’t make viewers constantly cringe. LOL.


    I remember watching the show and hearing Emily say she was an executive and then I read an interview where Lilly was asked how old Emily was and she essentially said fresh out of college?? And I remember thinking WTH I know they say actors are dumb but I try not to believe that.

    Then magazine articles rolled out a week later about this age conundrum and I felt very validated haha

    • kimberlu says:

      she was promoted, because her boss got pregnant and put her up for the job. it’s a cute show and can’t wait for season 2!

  15. Amelie says:

    It’s a show that’s so easy to hate-watch and I freely admit I binged this show. Emily in Paris is in no way meant to depict a real life story of an American expat adjusting to life in Paris. It’s light-hearted, absurd, and so cheesy and the main character is a naive, completely clueless person who somehow manages to charm everyone around her in her bumbling, optimistic, sunny American way. It also shows Paris to be a place where it never rains and so glamorous where people just sit in cafes all day. Also somehow the metro doesn’t exist (I think Emily takes the bus one time).

    This show in a lot of ways reminds me of the movie Amelie which is by the way is the most successful French movie of all time in the US. And there’s a huge reason for that: the representation of Paris. The characters of Amelie and Emily are not the same. But it is this happy-go-lucky romantic depiction of Paris that hugely resonated with American viewers and the cutesy way the Montmartre neighborhood was portrayed on screen. It’s something we discussed in my college course on French film and we broke down all the reasons why that particular movie was such a huge hit with the American public. And I see a lot of that in the way Darren Star chose to represent Paris in Emily in Paris.

  16. Case says:

    I’ve been thinking about watching this show and thought it might be too stupid. A lot of you sound like you loved it though, so fluffy escapism it is!

  17. lola says:

    The Target reply is amazing!

  18. likethedirection says:

    It’s so dumb and I hated it and I finished it all in one day 😁!

  19. Stacy Dresden says:

    I had fun watching it. I like the cute singer friend. She has some of the funniest lines.

    • Size Does Matter says:

      I legit cried when the friend sang La Vie en Rose in the park. But the clothes are so bad except for the mean French boss. The show kind of reminded me of Curious George except of a monkey in NYC causing all kinds of disasters that somehow work out, it is a young woman in Paree (apparently).

  20. kimberlu says:

    loved it and feel sorry for people taking it too seriously…

  21. candy says:

    I don’t mind *some* artistic license but this was a caricature of a caricature. I tried and stopped after five minutes. That said, not judging!

  22. JillyBeann says:

    Jesus she looks 12.