Sorry folks, but after watching the messy season 2 of Emily In Paris, we need to say what’s obvious: Sylvie is the only character worth seeing in the Netflix Series as she is bringing the kind of refreshing attitude that made us love Samantha in Sex & The City so much.
Friendly reminder: If you haven’t watched the second season of Emily In Paris, you better stop here as there might be a few spoilers ahead. Set a reminder before you leave however because you may want to come back and read our blog soon.
In 2010 we might have said that Sylvie Grateau was the ice queen villain of the series, you know, the Miranda Priestly of advertisement.
However, under 2022 expectations, we can for sure say the actual truth: Sylvie keeps the bullsh**t straight up and is the only character that is actually worth seeing.
Yeah, she seemed like the obvious villain in the first season by constantly making fun of Emily and her lack of French, but in season 2, she shows us a side of her that we’re not ready to say goodbye to yet. After giving it some good thought, we found ourselves remembering Samantha Jones and wondering if what the new Sex & The City is lacking, Emily In Paris is trying to give us.
But before we keep preaching Sylvie Grateau, let’s find out together the reasons why this character is giving us LIFE:
She is not scared to say the truth to your face - EVER
Even if you think Emily is the good one or not, you can’t deny that since the first season, Sylvie hasn’t been afraid of calling Emily’s bulls**t. Let’s admit it, from disrespecting clients to basically letting her personal problems disrupt her work, someone had to do it. Sylvie is only trying to let her know that she needs to make an effort to understand the French lifestyle, and if you think about it, Sylvie spends the whole season 1 just cleaning Emily’s mess.
She is living her best life and we’re here for it.
Sylvie for sure made us think that we’re focusing too much on work and success instead of actually enjoying life, or how the french say, joie de vivre. She makes this very clear when she tells Emily: “It’s illegal to work on the weekends in France”. And hey, maybe she is onto something and we should be taking notes.
Let’s stop seeing life through our iphone screens and let’s start actually living experiences without thinking of other people's expectations…like dating the hot young photographer because yes!
The devil knows more for being old than for being the devil
How can we not talk about THE surprising end? After being bossed around by Madeleine who didn’t respect the French ways of making business, her final act showed she won’t be told what to do by an American with poor taste who clearly doesn’t understand the business.
A French woman's closet is all about taste and elegance.
Do you remember how amazing she looked with that green dress with an opening on the side at a party or her multiple colorful suits? It’s iconic! But our main obsession is her lesson on how to wear a black dress in…32049 ways!
Sylvie’s style is the perfect proof that when you get older, the only thing that actually changes is knowing yourself better. So basically, your style gets better.
Sylvie brings the fire that Samantha Jones brought to SATC
Let’s think about the reasons we love Samantha Jones so much: Her unapologetic self…she knew who she was and what was she was willing to take from people; Her view of sex, she redefined women’s stereotypes for a generation and proved that we should never be afraid to experiment with our own sexuality; and finally but not least, she never let any man boss her around. She was literally the boss of her own life and at her job as well. After all that being said, we realized that Sylvie and Samantha are cut from the same cloth, and it’s not a coincidence that the two series where created by Darren Star who just loves a little bit of fashion, drama and sex.