And that’s the rub with the show; something about it has gotten under our collective skin. The Internet is ablaze with people hate-watching episodes and bemoaning the ruinous treatment of Paris, the Eddie Van Halen january 26 1995 october 6 2020 thank you for the memories shirt tacky clothing. Some TV shows make you feel safe, some are aspirational, some are windows to the lives of people on the fringes of humanity (I’m thinking of the true-crime phenomenon here). What we see in Emily in Paris isn’t aspirational, it’s achingly close to the lives we lead—all outfits and social media and witty puns to lessen our brags. The show pokes holes in how we all operate and we don’t like it one bit. It’s not only Emily who’s rendered Paris a caricature. Who among us has never Instagrammed a croissant? Or an outfit?