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How French viewers have reacted to Netflix's Emily in Paris

French viewers took to social media to discuss the accuracy of the new rom-com 

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Emily in Paris is one of Netflix's most popular shows of the moment, and follows a young American woman, Emily Cooper, as she moves to the City of Love to work in marketing and social media. 

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During her time in the city, she manages to annoy all of her French co-workers while enjoying the delights of France, which in this case includes a lot of croissants, berets and wine. 

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While the show has been a huge hit - quickly becoming one of the most-watched shows on the streaming service - the French public have had a somewhat different perspective. So what has been the general reaction across the Channel? Find out here... 

Speaking about the new show, 20 Minutes said: "The berets. The croissants. The baguettes. The hostile waiters. The irascible concierges. The inveterate philanderers. The lovers and the mistresses. Name a cliche about France and the French, you’ll find it in Emily in Paris." 

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Premiere critic, Charles Martin, wrote: "Dream apartment with a view over a leafy square. Drinks parties and designer outfits. Roses, handsome Frenchmen who kiss your hand … We haven’t seen so many cliches about the French capital since the Paris episodes of Gossip Girl or the end of The Devil Wears Prada." 

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Chatting about the show on Twitter, another viewer wrote: "On behalf of France I protest against #emilyinparis. It’s the two last episodes of Sex and the City [but] worse." 

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French viewers have criticised the show

However, the reviews haven't been all bad! Franco-British writer Kate tells HELLO!: "Although Emily In Paris is based on stereotypes of French people, there's definitely some truth to them. Having worked in Paris, I can vouch for the relaxed work ethic, long lunches and flirtatious men depicted in the show being a regular fixture in the French capital!"

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