In third season of Emily in Paris, Emily Cooper, played by Lily Collins, makes the most important career decision.
The Netflix original series Emily in Paris 3, written by Darren Star of Sex and the City fame, best compares to a cheese croissant for the mind as it offers a sense of indulgence while watching. However, the benefits of it are still debatable. The series lacks strong, intelligent, and complex female characters. However, it is delightful, to watch, thanks to the pitch, the vibrant French setting, and the diverse representation.
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Join Emily Cooper on her Journey of Love, Self-Discovery, and Career Challenges in the City of Lights
In Emily in Paris, Lilly Collins plays an American woman named Emily Cooper who relocated to Paris for a brief work assignment but ended up staying after finding love, life, and her own self there. The first two seasons showed how she got around the city, the culture shock it offered the challenges she faces in her career as an outsider. The third season of the series is just as dramatic, boisterous, and struggling to reach a conclusion as the first two seasons.
Emily is juggling between the two boss ladies, Sylvie (Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu) and Kate Walsh and she is affectionate to both of them. Madeline and Sylvie collaborated on projects for Savoir, but the former left to start her own marketing firm. She is now Madeline’s business opponent, and she is still struggling to maintain a balance between her duties as a new mother and the difficulties of maintaining the French office of her marketing company without any French-speaking staff.
Questioning Representation of Strong Women in a Show that Claims to Champion Them – Emily in Paris struggles with Love, Complexity and Strong Female Characters
It’s surprising how few strong female characters there are in Emily in Paris for a show that champions women in all leadership roles. Emily, the main character, is unsure of what she wants from a love connection. There are a few heartwarming moments in Darren’s attempt to recreate the Ross-Rachel connection from the classic American sitcom FRIENDS in the post-millennial period, but it may be distressing to see a pair care for one another so much that they might push one another away.
Emily is unsure of whose side to take in the conflict between Sylvie and Madeline. She certainly generates some of the most creative marketing concepts and tests them out on other entrepreneurs, but she never asks for credit or payment. On the other side, Sylvie and Madeline are equally indecisive, but theirs can be attributed to a lack of options and the constraints their personal circumstances place on them. It’s worth waiting for the new season because Emily in Paris is undoubtedly raising the standard for itself.