Always fun, dramatic and cheesy

How do you solve a problem like Emily Cooper? You don’t.

You just watch her go from one ridiculous mistake of her own fault to another, tumbling – of course in designer labels from head to toe – while enjoying the ride.

The last time we saw Chicago native Emily in Paris was at the end of season two of Emily in Parisshe was at a crossroads in her personal and professional life.

Picking up in season three, Emily is confused.

So confused, in fact, that in a state of pure panic in the opening minutes of episode one, she takes scissors through her hair and, just like that, Emily in Paris comes with bangs.

Like most impulsive irreversible hairstyle decisions, the choice to awkwardly cut the front part of her hair was not only bad, but obviously also the most dramatic.

But what else can we expect? Emily, whose name in the title is meant to be pronounced with a French accent (Emilee) with Paris (Paree), is like the show’s title: a fun, kitschy, dramatic, and nerdy main character in a series that celebrates exactly all these things.

The first episode begins with a dramatic, over-the-top dream (or nightmare) sequence that somehow manifests itself in Emily’s real life, as she faces some truly “difficult” choices. .

Should Emily stay in Paris and continue to be chic, wonderful and stylish while effortlessly building her social media by following and working for a new marketing agency run by her snobby Parisian ex-boss Sylvie?

Or should she continue working for Savoir and return to Chicago where her mentor and boss Madeline encourages and believes in Emily’s talent and potential?

His personal life is not going any better either.

Should Emily stay with Alfie, her down-to-earth banker boyfriend, who adores her but has to move back to London? Or should she be pining for Gabriel, her French neighbor and chef who is now back with his ex-girlfriend, Emily’s close friend Camille (or are they now enemies)?

Poor Emily is truly giddy and in the true spirit of the main character, with good intentions in her heart and a designer bag in her hand, she will try to have it all, even if it means losing it all.

Lily Collins as Emily and Lucien Laviscount as Alfie in the third season of Emily in Paris.  Picture: Netflix

The world deserves a truly forgiving character and show such as Emily in Paris.

After what felt like an endless pandemic and many great but violent and dark shows over the past few years, watching Emily go through an existential crisis when an important dinner party coincides with a goodbye party for Alfie is both hilarious. and relaxing.

Emily in Paris in the angst of the new season, it’s all about cheese. It’s important to distinguish between being corny and cringe. The latter is unacceptable but the former can truly be an art form.

Emily is quite nerdy, with her very “American” positive attitude, over-confidence, even arrogance at work, and her constant bad decisions that make her annoying, but not so much that one doesn’t feel invested in her life.

Season three of Emily in Paris delivers everything we loved in its first two seasons: a perfectly enjoyable, easy-to-watch, and entertaining show that’s also visually stunning.

There are panoramic photos of Paris, head-to-toe fashion show looks, predictable twists, slightly ridiculous relationship dynamics, love triangles, witty lines and doing “diversity” in a way authentic.

It must also be said that although she is obsessed with herself, Emily is a product of her generation: a boring but very well-meaning person. She wants it all and is confused at the same time but who isn’t?

Emily in Paris will be available on Netflix from December 21

Updated: December 20, 2022, 2:49 p.m.

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