Parents' Guide to

Emily in Paris

By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Sexy, soapy serial has mature humor, lots of smoking.

TV Netflix Drama 2020
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Community Reviews

age 16+

Based on 27 parent reviews

age 18+


I was shocked by the explicit sexual content of this show! This is not for anyone under 18. The sexual content was just so unnecessary and when it came on, I actually couldn't believe that someone not only thought up this content but thought it was a good idea to include it. Please can we not have some good clean shows that are just entertaining, it is exhausting.
age 16+

One of the best series!...for adults

I was watching it with my 12 year old daughter and I had to close it right after episode 3. I mean- It contains harmful content for kids' brain. It includes nudity, cyber sex through phone, and wine, though people are not drunk but it contains bad things. For all the kids saying that this is like 13+, they are absolutely wrong. For Watching Emily in Paris, kids should be at least 16. NEVER, EVER, EVER watch this series with a kid under 16.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (27 ):
Kids say (53 ):

As a great big slice of wish fulfillment, this confection is as bubbly as champagne and twice as heady. Viewers who hoped this show from Star would carry a whiff of Sex and the City are definitely in luck -- of course, the action is transplanted to the City of Light rather than New York City, and the quartet of friends is cut down to a twosome (Emily almost immediately meets a sympathetic best buddy by chance in a park, and the two are soon rendezvousing for cozy sidewalk cafe meals). It's also faintly ridiculous in some of the same ways that Sex and the City was, with a charmingly egocentric lead who's constantly hit on by devastatingly handsome men (with French and British accents, of course), wears several stylish outfits in every episode, and always finds a clever solution to every problem.

Emily's supposed talent for social media also strains belief, given that her Instagram account starts racking up thousands of followers and likes with photos of marble statues hashtagged #chiseledabs or selfies of her eating pain au chocolat. At work, too, her campaigns are pun-based and cringey -- but she's so, so, so, so talented, everyone says so! Ah, but it hardly matters when Emily in Paris has Collins as viewers' gorgeous-young-thing-in-the-city avatar and a sufficient amount of conflict in the form of an impossibly chic French boss (Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu) who's actively trying to sabotage her. Renowned costume designer Patricia Field creates outfits that are almost striking enough to draw focus away from the radiantly shot Parisian street scenes overlaid with a kicky score of mostly French pop. Give Emily in Paris a kiss on each cheek and settle in for your binge -- there's no fighting it.

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