This lighthearted à l’eau de rose American comedy is a series you might love to hate. Brimming over with heavy clichés and the most obnoxious French stereotypes Emily in Paris is more of a parody and fantasy. Still Emily in Paris is charming and one of my Favorite French Netflix Series. Emily Cooper is suddenly catapulted from Chicago to Paris to act as a young marketing executive in an established French marketing agency. Oblivious to the French culture and the language, Emily will forge her way in designer pumps or talons à aiguilles and fashion style ( in some scenes a bit à la Audrey Hepburn) and quickly create a social media buzz.
Portraying an ambitious, overzealous, independent American young woman with an endearing side , we casually follow Emily’s adventures in her new life in the city of light. The episodes are short and a nostalgic way to spend a few hours in a make-believe Paris with likeable characters especially the very French work colleagues, Sylvie the boss, as well as Emily’s love interests as we get caught up in the predictable storyline.
Emily in Paris (2020), the new series from the creator of Sex and the City, Darren Star, premiered October 2 on Netflix Starring: Lily Collins, Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu, Ashley Park, Lucas Bravo, Camille Razat,
If you ever want to binge on Netflix in French you probably already know that there’s a very good selection of movies and series to tune into. There’s something for everyone from comedies, documentaries, thrillers to the supernatural. These are the recent French series I really enjoyed and more to come as this post will get updated.
Call My Agent! / Dix pour cent (2015-2020 ) 4 seasons created by Fanny Herrero with cast Camille Cottin, Thibault de Montalembert, Grégory Montel In this French series we’re invited behind the scenes of a top Paris talent agency and their clients who happen to be the real live French celebrities playing themselves intertwined with their own private lives.
The Hook-Up Plan – Plan Coeur2018-2020 -Comedy (3 seasons)- Created by Chris Lang and Noémie Saglio with cast Ryan Colt Levy, Tom Dingler, Joséphine Draï. This is Elsa’s life in Paris and the strong friendship bond between her and her girlfriends. When she breaks up and can not forget her ex., her BFF secretly hires a male escort hoping to help her move on but this hook-up plan takes on an unexpected twist of fate.
Emily in Paris (2020) – the new series from the creator of Sex and the City, Darren Star, premiered October 2 on Netflix Starring: Lily Collins, Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu, Ashley Park, Lucas Bravo, Camille Razat. Emily Cooper is suddenly catapulted from Chicago to Paris to act as a young marketing executive in an established French marketing agency.
Family Business Created by Igor Gotesman with cast Jonathan Cohen, Gérard Darmon, Julia Piaton. 2019- Comedy – (1 season) When Joseph, a down and out entrepreneur, learns that cannabis will be legalized in France, he decides to enlist his family and friends to transform his father’s Kosher butcher shop into the first marijuana coffeeshop in France.
Criminal France Created by George Kay and Jim Field Smith with cast Margot Bancilhon, Laurent Lucas, Stéphane Jobert. 2019- Psycho Drama – (1 season ) – Set inside a police interview room in Paris, suspects, and investigators face off in an intricate intense dance where secrets emerge and cases unravel with unexpected sometimes bizarre twists.
The Bonfire of Destiny – Le bazar de la charité Created by Catherine Ramberg, Karin Spreuzkouski and cast: Audrey Fleurot, Julie de Bona, Camille Lou. 2019 – (1 season) Inspired by real events, The Bazar de la Charité was an annual charity event organized by the French Catholic aristocracy in Paris from 1885. The 1897 fire claimed 126 lives, many of them aristocratic women: Duchess of Alençon, née Duchess Sophie in Bavaria, sister of the famous Empress Sisi and onetime fiancée of King Ludwig II of Bavaria. In the series, after this devastating fire, three women find their lives upended by betrayal, deception, and romantic turmoil.
Unit 42- Unité 42 Created by Charlotte Joulia, Julie Bertrand, Annie Carels and cast Patrick Ridremont, Constance Gay, Tom Audenaert. 2017 – (1 season) Inspector Sam Leroy joins Brussels’ Cyber Crime Unit. He is raising his kids on his own. Confronted with new codes, he must collaborate with Billie Vebber, a former hacker who covertly pursues objectives of her own.
Marseille 2016 – Political Drama – (2 sesaons) Starring Gérard Depardieu, Benoît Magimel, and Nadia Farès. “A tale of power, corruption and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the French port city of Marseille.”
French Chef Table – 2016
Make it a French movie night and grab the brie, baguette & red wine to munch. What’s your go-to French series on Netflix?