DEFINITION January 2022 – Web


C’EST BEAU! We predict more stunning shots of the French capital’s most beautiful and famous locales

EMILY IN PARIS Filming in the city of love

E mily in Paris is the show many swanky Parisian agency – an unrealistic arc for someone who doesn’t speak French or understand the culture. Naturally, its people were scathing, and despite the outpouring of criticism that littered social media (“Too many baguettes,” howled one French tweeter), Emily in Paris bag-uetted itself two 2021 Golden Globe nominations, an Emmy nod, and the prestigious title of most-watched comedy that year. With those accolades, its return for Series 2 comes as no surprise. From the Instagram announcement, cheekily presented via a letter from Emily’s boss at Savoir, expect more dazzling shots of pretty streets and landmarks. It read: “We hope that by extending her time in Paris, love to hate. It centres on a cheery Chicago marketing exec (Lily Collins), who lands a job at a

Emily will further the relationships she has already made, delve deeper into our culture and perhaps pick up a few words of basic French.” Unlike many US productions during the pandemic, Emily in Paris is shot on location – much to the displeasure of Parisians (and probably Netflix’s accountants). Under the headline, “They think they’ve bought the neighbourhood”, newspaper Le Monde laid into the show, after local complaints in La Place de l’Estrapade, where Emily’s apartment is based. The crew was also spotted at the Louvre and the Riviera, where Emily and pals are seen heading on vacation in the trailer. Here, we think she was welcomed, with one of the most glamorous hotels in the world – the Four Seasons’ Cap-Ferrat – closed to all but cast and crew. Emily in Paris returns to Netflix on 22 December.

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