Emily In Paris season 2 picks up straightforwardly later the events of season 1, with Emily still torn over her one-evening fling with Gabriel later he decides to stay in Paris. While she seems to be large and in charge at Savoir, her personal life is less assembled as she juggles her feelings for Gabriel and her devotion to Camille. Ultimately, Emily meets Alfie a London transplant who is in Paris for workin her French class, yet things aren’t smooth between them at first. Alfie’s disdain for being in Paris, and for his new accomplice, is clear, however their burgeoning sentiment sidelines one of Emily In Paris season 2’s most significant plots and allows the show to ridicule itself at the same time.
While Emily In Paris season 2 fixes some things and changes others, Emily’s fashion stays the same and that seems to be generally the point. Emily’s brilliant and garish fashion is used to emphasize her Americanness, especially while juxtaposed with the classic and more sophisticated fashion of her French counterparts. Emily’s commitment to it is the thing that makes it work, however obviously she’s no Carrie Bradshaw and the show knows it. Not exclusively is Emily’s fashion ridiculed in Emily In Paris season 2, however the show finds alternate ways to jab fun of its idea in interesting ways.
In the show’s newest season, it seems Star, Collins, and co. have taken the criticisms of the first season and used them for their potential benefit. From the continued absence of consequences for her actions to Emily being obsessed with her telephone, season 2 shows the series has become more self-mindful, and that is at last a decent sign for Emily In Paris season 3. One of the most remarkable moments of humor comes when Emily is trying to advance Camille’s family’s champagne image, which inadvertently leads to Camille’s dad cutting off his own finger. Blood sprays all over Emily – and her telephone – and it seems that Emily In Paris is very much aware of its flaws at that point and it doesn’t actually mind, which is presumably something worth being thankful for.
During one assignment in their French class, Emily and Alfie are instructed to interview one another and inform the class about their accomplice. While Emily takes this venture seriously, presenting Alfie’s life in a straightforward way, Alfie uses his presentation to rib on Emily. In French, Alfie tells the class, “Emily wears silly clothes,” prompting laughs from her classmates. While the line seems like an expendable second, Emily takes it to heart, showing the sometimes excruciating earnestness of the person while still laughing at her.