Emily In Paris starring Lily Collins slammed by French critics: 'It's just deplorable!'

New from Netflix: Emily In Paris starring Lily Collins debuted on Friday evening with much anticipation because the creator was Darren Star who worked on Sex And The City and Beverly Hills, 90210

Emily In Paris starring Lily Collins and created by Sex And The City’s Darren Star is slammed by French critics who find the stereotypes ‘deplorable’

Emily In Paris starring Lily Collins debuted on Friday evening with much anticipation because the creator was Darren Star who worked on Sex And The City and Beverly Hills, 90210.

American critics were kind to the Netflix show, calling it ‘watchable.’

But French critics did not react as well, claiming it was ’embarrassing’ and ‘deplorable’ because of all the old cliches.

New from Netflix: Emily In Paris starring Lily Collins debuted on Friday evening with much anticipation because the creator was Darren Star who worked on Sex And The City and Beverly Hills, 90210

New from Netflix: Emily In Paris starring Lily Collins debuted on Friday evening with much anticipation because the creator was Darren Star who worked on Sex And The City and Beverly Hills, 90210

C'est mal: American critics were kind to the Netflix show, calling it 'watchable.' But French critics did not react as well

C’est mal: American critics were kind to the Netflix show, calling it ‘watchable.’ But French critics did not react as well

Emily In Paris works hard to sell on the charm of Collins as a budding marketing executive who lands in France not speaking a word of French but with plenty of enthusiasm.

It is her job to guide a small French firm that is owned by her larger American firm back home.  

The old cliches pop their ugly heads right away as she is mesmerized with the baked goods and is treated rudely by co-workers Julien and Luke (Bruno Gouery and Samuel Arnold).

Like that rat cartoon: Les Inrocks said Paris was not recognizable and was more like Ratatouille

Like that rat cartoon: Les Inrocks said Paris was not recognizable and was more like Ratatouille

There is even a hardened older French woman, Sylvie (Philippine Leroy-Bealieu), who looks stylish and young for her age, but has zero tolerance for the fresh-faced, smiley young American. 

But the fashion stands out. Collins is seen in colorful coats and dresses with her hair perfectly styled. 

And the backdrops are picturesque even if some of the scenes look manipulated by CGI or, worse, filmed on a Hollywood back lot. 

AlloCiné did not mince words as it said the series was ’embarrassing’ adding it is a ‘completely wrong image of Paris.’

The site added, ‘It’s ridiculous, badly acted.’

It was also shared: ‘The French are described as arrogant, dirty, lazy, mean, bitter … but luckily this young American arrives to explain to us how life works.’

Devilish criticism: RTL shared: 'Rarely had we seen so many clichés on the French capital since the Parisian episodes of Gossip Girl or the end of the Devil wears Prada'

Devilish criticism: RTL shared: ‘Rarely had we seen so many clichés on the French capital since the Parisian episodes of Gossip Girl or the end of the Devil wears Prada’

Then the final insult: ‘It’s just deplorable, I wonder why French actors agreed to star in this series.’

Les Inrocks said Paris was not recognizable and was more like Ratatouille.

Sens Critique did not like the postcard imaged either: ‘The writers may have hesitated for two or three minutes to stick a baguette under each Frenchman, or even a beret to clearly distinguish them, on the other hand, they all smoke cigarettes and flirt to death.’

Rude! Charles Martin from Premiere said that wrote it was abhorrent that the French were described as tardy, lazy and sexist: 'No cliché is spared, not even the weakest'

Rude! Charles Martin from Premiere said that wrote it was abhorrent that the French were described as tardy, lazy and sexist: ‘No cliché is spared, not even the weakest’

RTL shared: ‘Rarely had we seen so many clichés on the French capital since the Parisian episodes of Gossip Girl or the end of the Devil wears Prada.’

Charles Martin from Premiere said that wrote it was abhorrent that the French were described as tardy, lazy and sexist: ‘No cliché is spared, not even the weakest’

The American critics were kinder with The Hollywood Reporter calling it ‘strikingly watchable.’

But NPR dated to call it just ‘fine’: ‘It’s not that there aren’t bright spots, but there’s also just so much that feels uninspired.’

No raves: The American critics were kinder with The Hollywood Reporter calling it ‘strikingly watchable.’ But NPR dated to call it just ‘fine’: ‘It’s not that there aren’t bright spots, but there’s also just so much that feels uninspired’

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