Let them have soufflé: in defense of Emily in Paris

Netflix’s new series Emily in Paris has stirred up a veritable storm in a Ladurée teacup since it dropped on October 2. But not all of the criticism is warranted.

For my part, I can’t say that the polémique that Emily has left in her wake has surprised me. As I wrote last month, the cliché police were on notice and the memes were being readied as soon as the trailer hit Twitter on 1 September.

But the outrage against the show — which, as one Twitter user pointed out, has become a genre in itself — is as over the top…