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7 Best Shows Like Emily in Paris You Must See

October 1, 2020
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Netflix’s ‘Emily in Paris’ – a cross between Audrey Hepburn’s 1954 feature film ‘Sabrina’ and show-runner Darren Star’s classic staple ‘Sex and the City’ – takes viewers on a trip around the glossiest corners of Paris. The dramedy follows the adventures of the titular Emily Cooper (Lily Collins), a plucky twenty-something living in Chicago, whose job at a marketing firm takes her to Paris for a year.
If you’ve already finished the show in one sitting and are currently racking your brains to find similar content, we have the exact thing you need!

To satiate your appetite, we have put together seven shows that you’d love if you are a fan of ‘Emily in Paris.’ For this list, we’re looking at other TV offerings that share similar characteristics with ‘Emily in Paris’ – the glitz and glamour of the high-end fashion world, bold sartorial choices, or the sheer hijinks of the protagonist adjusting in a new setting.

7. Gossip Girl (2007 – 2012)

What better way to kick off this list than to include ‘Gossip Girl’? The show follows the lives of a wealthy group of students at an elite NYC high school as they navigate love, life, and their interpersonal disputes, all while looking bewitchingly chic. The show can be deemed a corny teenage drama that’ll pull you in immediately if it hasn’t already. ‘Gossip Girl’ catapulted the successful acting careers of many, including Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, and Penn Badgley, to name a few. Now is the perfect time to catch-up on the show as a reboot is in the works and will soon be hitting our screens.

6. Pretty Little Liars (2010 – 2017)

Just like ‘Emily in Paris,’ the world of ‘Pretty Little Liars’ is populated by good-looking and well-dressed characters who weather more than their fair share of drama. Set in the small town of Rosewood, ‘Pretty Little Liars’ follows the lives of a seemingly tight-knit group of five friends – Aria (Lucy Hale), Hanna (Ashley Benson), Emily (Shay Mitchell), Spencer (Troian Bellisario), and Alison (Sasha Pieterse). Their clique falls apart quicker than they could imagine as one of them goes missing and all of their darkest secrets start unraveling. On the face of it, the show is a drama-mystery-thriller, but the stylish clothes worn by the cast make it a treat for the eyes, just like ‘Emily in Paris.’

5. Younger (2015- )

They say age is just a number, but that’s not necessarily the case here. The hit show ‘Younger’ follows a single mom, Liza (Sutton Foster), who, after facing numerous job rejections due to her age, thinks better of it and starts a new job in a publishing house by telling everyone she’s twenty-six, rather than forty. Love triangles, workplace drama, and riotous moments ensue as she tries to keep her job – at which she’s exceptionally good. ‘Younger’ shares a similar work environment with ‘Emily in Paris’ that is rife with high fashion and glamour.

4. The Bold Type (2017- )

The delightful Freeform dramedy ‘The Bold Type’ follows the ups and downs of three best friends who work at a Cosmopolitan-esque magazine in NYC. The show quickly racked up legions of fans mainly due to the honest portrayal of the limbo between the carefree college days of early-twenties and turning into a fully-fledged responsible adult as you approach your thirties. The show doesn’t shy away from tackling political and personal issues ranging from race to sexuality. And with its exemplary servings of inundated fashion doses, the show pulls out all the stops as ‘Emily in Paris.’

3. Girlboss (2017)

Based on 2015’s compelling memoir of the same name, ‘Girlboss’ details the story of the Nasty Gal founder, Sophia Amoruso’s upsurge to wild success. Featuring the delightful RuPaul in a special appearance, the show stars Britt Robertson (‘The Longest Ride’) as Sophia. ‘Girlboss’ tells an all-encompassing story of its protagonist starting from her troubling past, which was filled with petty theft, hitchhiking, and even dumpster diving. All it took was one brilliant idea to propel her through a 10-year journey to her title as founder and executive chairman of her global brand. Welp, the show didn’t get picked up for a season 2 and, therefore, it champions the list of short-lived shows that shouldn’t have been canceled.

2. Sex and the City (1998-2004)

Before Darren Star created ‘Younger’ and ‘Emily in Paris’, he was the genius behind one of the most popular comedies to date, and we’d be doing this show a disservice if we didn’t include it on the list. While ‘Emily in Paris’ takes you through the dazzling city of Paris, ‘Sex and the City’ explores the Big Apple – New York City – through the lives of four women, who, despite their differences, stick together through the peaks and valleys. Starring the iconic Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon, and Kim Cattrall in the lead roles, the groundbreaking show paved the way for tons of shows that put strong female characters in the front and center.

1. Jane By Design (2012)

Jane Quimby, a vivacious teenager, is mistaken for an adult and lands her dream job working for the savvy fashion executive Gray Murray (Andie MacDowell). The misunderstanding leads her to juggle two secret lives – one in high-school and one in high fashion. While Jane’s frolics to keep her true identity under wraps are downright hilarious, her quirky sense of style is nothing short of providing ample breathtaking fashion inspirations. If you liked Emily’s journey and her envy-inducing-wardrobe, Jane’s nifty costumes and styling are a sight to behold.

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