Emily in Paris Season 2 Review: Sometimes Funny, Sometimes Silly

Emily in Paris Season 2 stars Lily Collins, Ashley Park, Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu, Lucas Bravo, Samuel Arnold, Camille Razat, and Bruno Gouery. The new addition to the cast includes Lucien Laviscount, Jeremy O. Harris, and Arnaud Binard. Created by Darren Star, the latest season has 10 episodes of 30-40 minutes approximately.

The synopsis reads, “More fun. More fashion. More faux pas. As Emily finds her footing in Paris, the fallout from a night of passion could send her stumbling into trouble.”

Netflix’s Emily in Paris Season 2 Review Contains No Spoilers

Emily in Paris Season 2 picks up right after the mess Emily (Lily Collins) and Gabriel (Lucas Bravo) cause at the end of season 1. The duo sleeps together after Gabriel breaks up with Camille (Camille Razat). However, Camille returns when she learns her ex-beau didn’t leave Paris. Emily is now feeling guilty for sleeping with her friend’s boyfriend minutes after the break-up.

Emily makes sure the truth never comes out as she doesn’t want to jeopardise her friendship with Camille. But the American beauty has forgotten that her boyfriend Mathieu (Charles Martins) is unaware of her infidelity. So, Emily’s personal life is still a mess in Paris. Sadly, her professional life isn’t sailing smoothly either. There are ups and downs at her workplace, misunderstandings with colleagues, clients and much more.

As seen in the trailer, there’s another love triangle in Emily in Paris Season 2 on Netflix. So what exactly will happen to Emily and Gabriel? Will Camille find out what happened between her friend and her ex-boyfriend? How will Emily handle all the personal and professional mess? We find some answers in the latest season.

In Emily in Paris 2 trailer, Lily Collins’ Emily says she thought she had control over her life. But it has gotten more chaotic. Well, chaotic is the right word to describe the entire plot of season 2. But when you watch the episodes, you realise that Emily’s dumbness, cowardly nature, unfaithfulness and stupidity are the reasons for the so-called mess.

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From start to end, Emily gets many opportunities to do the right thing and own up to her actions and feelings. But she either blames someone else or just prefers sharing pics/videos on social media and cribs about her “issues” to Mindy. Coming to Mindy, actor Ashley Park has impressed me in the latest season. This time, Mindy gets an intriguing storyline. We get to know her better, witness her singing some iconic songs, and she also has a little love story of her own.

I won’t reveal much about who Mindy’s dating or anything else about her plot. It’s something viewers should see and enjoy themselves. Just like Mindy, we get to know Sylvie more and oh my, she’s truly a cool and amazing person! Sylvie has the most interesting life in the show. I am glad she is also the focus of Emily in Paris Season 2. Given that their lives aren’t perfect either, Emily’s problems seem insignificant.

Emily in Paris Season 2 Review: Sometimes Funny, Sometimes Silly

When season 1 was released, many people had an issue with the representation of French people. Darren Star has taken care of the same in the latest season. He not only introduced us to some gorgeous places and the classic French lifestyle at times, but the usage of the French language in abundance also added more value to the show. The lack of Queer representation, racism and offensive jokes are compensated, especially at the show’s end.

The first four episodes of Emily in Paris Season 2 on Netflix are uptight and keep you enthralled. However, between episodes 5 and 7, the plot becomes a little tedious. The final three episodes re-capture the audience’s attention with an unusual ending. The cinematography and music are both excellent. Darren has treated us with beautiful locations, exquisite clothing, and soulful music.

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From season 1, Emily’s character didn’t appeal to me. While Lily Collins brilliantly plays the American influencer/social media strategist at Savoir, her character lacks development. Everyone around Emily is growing, but she’s still a complaint box. My favourites are Mindy and Sylvie (played by Ashley Park and Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu). Both the actors are stunning and deliver knockout performances from start to end. Camille Razat as Camille and Lucas Bravo as Gabriel also play their parts well.

Emily in Paris Season 2 Review: Sometimes Funny, Sometimes Silly

From the new addition, actor Lucien Laviscount as Alfie leaves a great impression. He’s charming, funny and more interesting than some characters who’s been part of the show since season 1. Lucien will definitely be a fan favourite.

Emily in Paris Season 2 Review: Final Thoughts

Overall, the new season of Emily in Paris is sometimes funny, sometimes silly, but addictive throughout. The ensemble cast and their characters will win your hearts more. Lily Collins’ Emily is still the same. Hence, you don’t feel sad when she complaints about her “complicated life”. It’s the mess she made herself with her self-involved and absent-minded nature.

You will find yourself binge-watching the show in one go because of its feel-good vibes, wonderful locales, upbeat and good music and light tone.

The show will be streaming on Netflix from December 22.

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Emily in Paris Season 2 Review: The Netflix series is funny at times and sometimes silly. But the ensemble cast does a great job this time.

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Emily in Paris Season 2 Review: Sometimes Funny, Sometimes SillyEmily in Paris Season 2 Review: The Netflix series is funny at times and sometimes silly. But the ensemble cast does a great job this time.