With her frivolous adventures across the French capital, Emily In Paris gave us total escapism when all we could do was dream of selfies on the Champs-Élysées.
There were also the ceiling-smashing career highlights while we Zoomed from our bedrooms and of course, all of the fashion moments because really, when was the last time any of us got dressed?
The three words on everyone’s lips this autumn? Emily. In. Paris. If you’re anything like us, you watched all 10 episodes in one weekend and yes, it was great while it lasted, but now there’s a tumbleweed going through your watchlist.
And, whilst we prepare to spend weekends indoors again for the foreseeable, a much-needed light-hearted TV show to satiate all that vicarious life-living is what will get us through. That’s why we’ve found 10 comparably cheesy, funny and/or watchable shows to binge while we wait for Emily In Paris, Season 2.
Of course, we’re not going to tell you to watch Sex And The City, just because EIP was a Darren Star production. Frankly, if you haven’t watched SATC (multiple times) really what else have you been doing with lockdown? However, we do recommend TV spin-off The Carrie Diaries, charting Ms Bradshaw’s first Manolo-shaped steps into publishing. From Ugly Betty to The Bold Type, we’ve also sought out the very best fashion-first TV dramas to replace all that wardrobe inspo that Emily has been giving us.
Or if you lived vicariously through Emily for the love life we’re all distinctly lacking in lockdown, try Never Have I Ever for what-not-to-do when dating and Anna Kendrick’s new TV drama, Love Life, for something more sentimental.
Whatever you decide to add to your watchlist this winter, just remember there’s no such thing as a guilty pleasure. Right now, we’ll take all the pleasure out of TV that we can get, no judging.