From the creator of Sex and the City (1998), Emily in Paris (2020) follows the adventures of marketing executive Emily, played by Lily Collins, as she is recruited to give an American perspective at a new company in Paris. The series stars Lily Collins as Emily Cooper, Ashley Park as Mindy Chen, Lucas Bravo as Gabriel and Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu as Sylvie Grateau. YouTuber Austin Burke shares his thoughts on the latest Netflix romantic comedy.
Normally these romantic comedic somewhat dramas aren’t the kinds of shows and movies that I gravitate towards. That’s why when you get a surprise kind of like Emily in Paris, then you honestly sit back and say wow I can’t believe they managed to suck me in with the story.
Not a genre of film and TV that the he is usually interested in, but for the target audience, this show captures a similar Sex and the City vibe with a modern twist, according to Burke. Yes, there are some cheesy and over the top bits, but the show gives the audience the escapism feeling they are expecting in a show about a girl traveling to Europe to live out her dreams. Burke praises Lily Collins performance and says without the likeable aspect of Emily, the show probably wouldn’t be worth the watch.
If she doesn’t work, what's the point of watching this in the first place. And she’s great. She is the most likable character, maybe the most likable character I’ve watched on television in months. You are constantly rooting for her.
Definitely a show that he cannot personally really relate with, but feels it hits all the right notes with its target audience: “for the target demographic, I have a feeling a lot of you guys are going to love Emily in Paris, such a fun show.”
Emily in Paris is now streaming on Netflix.
YouTuber Austin Burke rates and reviews new movies and TV shows on his channel weekly.