‘Emily in Paris’ Season 3 Review: Emily Delivers Again

Fans of Emily in Paris are in for a treat. The show features all of the characters from the first two seasons, as well as a few new ones. In addition, a few beloved characters have a larger presence this time around. And, of course, Paris is all there with its unparalleled beauty, charm, and romance.

Emily in Paris Season 3 Review

Spoilers ahead!

Darren Star’s Emmy-nominated, much-anticipated series, ‘Emily in Paris,’ is back for a third season on Netflix. Let us tell you right away that the show has more swagger and fun this time around, with a great blend of craziness. There is more depth thrown at certain characters, as well as a lot more marketing and business stuff going on. We also get a good mix of drama, love, and break-ups.

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A still from ‘Emily in Paris’ season 3 – Netflix

The last time we saw Emily Cooper (Lily Collins), in season 2 of course, she had to choose between staying at Paris or to remain part of the Savior by going back to Chicago. Or she could join Sylvie (Philippine Leroy Beaulieu) at her new marketing firm and live the Paris life.

Mingled between different options, she struggles to please everyone with her decisions at the start of the show, resulting in a kind of chaos between her old firm and Sylvie’s new venture. She lacks the courage to betray her Chicago instructor Madeline (Kate Walsh), but she also wants to work with her Paris team of Sylvie, Julien (Samuel Arnold), and Luc (Bruno Gouery) in their agency. The next ten episodes reveal how she manages her professional, personal, and love life. She is also trying to move on from Gabriel (Lucas Bravo), the handsome chef.

Emily and Alfie (Lucian Laviscount) are trying to make their relationship work despite Emily still having emotions for Gabriel and Alfie has to go back to London for his work commitments.

While Emily’s problems are more serious this time, both personal and professional, Emily, being Emily, manages to stay out of them most of the time. But not without the assistance of her best friend and roommate, Mindy (Ashely Park), who is also dealing with personal and professional challenges. This time, the creator does include her more extensively throughout the series, which works perfectly for the ultimate liking factor of the show.

Now that the show is in its third season, the creators have focused on giving Emily a more local feel. Her character has improved in understanding and speaking the language (though not in one specific scenario in Gabriel’s restaurant), and she is more confident in dealing with locals and not unintentionally ruining things for others.

It is one of the main trait of Emily that lives in the present and enjoys her moments. This season has a broader implication of that.

The other great thing about, which we have already talked about, is giving due attention to the marvelous supporting cast of the show. You will notice a different Sylvie this time around. She isn’t just the bossy-boss at the work but also a more understanding friends to her team members.

Among the supporting cast, however, the show’s star is Luc, played by the always brilliant Bruno Gouery. Along with Julian, Luc has been a key member of the Savior team and the show in general, but this season he has been given more freedom to be more humorous with his commentary on everything. With his effortless comic timing, he succeeds in extracting a few laughs. His expressions are just a bonus to his wit.

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Bruno Gouery as Luc in ‘Emily in Paris’ – Netflix

The only flaw in the show is how easily some of the characters move on from their heartbreaks and how easily some of the romantic relationships are broken. Camille’s (Camille Razat) new love interest also makes little sense in the context of the show. And how the creators make it easy for that to be ‘exposed’. But we understand that they want to draw our attention to the fact that both Emily and Gabriel have not moved on, even though they are back to being good friends for the duration of the show. There are hints that a reunion could happen in season 4.

Also, the introduction of some of the new characters, such as Nicholas (Paul Forman), does not bring novelty to the show, but rather makes it a little boring when they are on screen.

Should You Watch ‘Emily in Paris’ Season 3?

If you’ve seen the first two seasons of the show, there’s nothing stopping you from watching the third.

If you haven’t, you definetly need to catch the first two seasons of the series for obvious reasons.

And if you’re looking for someone to tell you that season 3 of ‘Emily in Paris’ is absolutely worth watching, I’m here to tell you that it 100% is.

‘Emily in Paris’ Season 3 Cast

  • Lily Collins as Emily Cooper
  • Lucas Bravo as Gabriel
  • Camille Razat as Camille
  • Lucian Laviscount as Alfie
  • Ashley Park as Mindy Chen
  • Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu as Sylvie
  • Kate Walsh as Madeline Wheeler
  • Samuel Arnold as Julian
  • Bruno Gouery as Luc
  • William Abadie as Antoine Lambert
  • Paul Forman as Nicolas De Leon
  • Melia Kreiling as Sofia Sideris

‘Emily in Paris’ Season 3 Episode Guide

  1. I Have Two Lovers
  2. What’s It All About
  3. Coo D’etat
  4. Live From Paris, It’s Emily Cooper
  5. Ooo La La Liste
  6. Ex-en-Provence
  7. How to Lose a Designer in 10 Days
  8. Fashion Victim
  9. Love Is in the Air
  10. Charade
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