The Little Mermaid Review

It’s time to take a trip under the sea with Disney’s newest live action reimagining: The Little Mermaid. The animated classic was released in 1989 to critical acclaim, it is credited as breathing life back into Disney animations and began the renaissance period of Disney movies. After multiple live action remakes, all with varying degrees of success, more often than not failing to equal their animated counterparts, can the live action The Little Mermaid live up to the legacy of its animated counterpart? I’m pleased to say it makes a decent attempt, The Little Mermaid is an interesting remake, that fails to fully carve its own identity but it’s still an enjoyable watch. As a massive Disney fan, I’m excited to share my thoughts with you! So, read on for my full review. (There may be minor spoilers).  There is nothing quite like sitting in a cinema, the lights darken and the Disney opening begins, it signals the impending magic! And the new Disney 100 opening is just stunning, as it comes

Emily in Paris Season 3 Review

Emily in Paris the pop culture phenomenon is back on Netflix with season three.  Over the past two seasons we have journeyed with peppy Emily Copper (Lily Collins) as she moved from American to Paris, as she went through work and relationships dramas, and we are back for much of the same in season three. So, get ready for ten new episodes of fashion, drama, romance and most importantly Paris. A massive thank you to Netflix for Letting me watch all episodes prior to release, I had so much fun whilst watching. Read on for my review of season three!! Jouir!

 

Some viewers might still believe that Emily Cooper is the protagonist of Emily in Paris - her name is after all in the title however those viewers would be wrong. Paris, universally known as the most romantic city in the world is indeed the protagonist. Although the Paris we see in the show is akin to the London we see in the Working Title films Bridget Jones's Diary (2001) and Notting Hill (1999): Sanitized and faultless. Emily in Paris is a love letter to Paris, a Paris without faults, but a love letter, nonetheless. The social impact of this show is huge, I swear over 50% of the women I know I have visited Paris since the first season aired, even I visited Paris recently. Which meant whilst I was watching season three, I kept thinking 'Ooh I was there last month' or 'I have a picture of that', so many people are out there visiting Paris, whether intentionally trying to capture the Emily in Paris experience or not it's hard to not relate your own travel experiences to the show. But after watching season three I couldn't help but feel that the show perhaps needed some less than rose tinted storylines. 

Throughout we see Emily triumph at work, continually solving every issue. The friendship drama is almost non-existent this season and Emily's romantic life is stable at least until the finale. Some conflict is introduced by newcomer Nicolas De Leon (Paul Forman) a executive at a high powered conglomerate and Mindy's (Ashley Park) old school friend. But there is little other conflict in Emily's life, I felt that this season perhaps should have thrown more obstacles in the way or at least made Emily work harder to overcome the obstacles that are present. I feel like after three seasons I want to see Emily experience some growth and this season didn't offer that. She almost gets left behind as Gabriel (Lucas Bravo), Camille (Camille Razat), Alfie (Lucien Laviscount) and even Sylvie (Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu) are all faced with new opportunities and the struggles that accompany them. But it is Mindy that really shines this season, her career and relationships are pretty turbulent throughout, and Ashely Park brings a depth to the role in a memorable way. But it is nonetheless an enjoyable season, it’s easy to get swept up in the drama and the fashion. Without a doubt the final moment of the season will leave viewers gasping out loud, this show is engaging from start to finish. Fun entertainment full stop. 

Visually season three is a feast! Paris giving a stunning background to the great cast performances. The season showcases some wonderful locations such as the Paris wall of love, the Basilica of the Sacre-Coeur, The Eiffel Tower as well as locations in Provence and Loire Valley.  One location is similar to the Van-Gogh Experience is the Balloon Museum, the visuals captured at this experience are the most beautiful of the season you can just tell the stars are having fun and each moment features a variety of colours and hues. I really hope Balloon Museum comes to London! The visuals of Emily in Paris would not be complete without the costumes, costume designer Marylin Fitoussi creates the most stunning looks right across the board. This season there was a focus on sustainable fashion with most of the pieces resulting from reusing and modifying existing and archival items wherever possible. My favorite look of the season is probably the great coat outfit Worn by Emily which is dominated by a Miu Mui vintage green coat.  

Overall, season three of Emily in Paris is great fun, it will make you once again want to job hunt for a new job in Paris so you can live your best and most fashionable life. The show is the perfect escapism to enjoy over the Christmas period, I just wish a little more depth would be added to Emily character. However, all of the pieces have been put into place for a season four and it all adds up to Emily facing her most trying time so far. Although it is too soon to know if season four will happen. A fun season, full of great characters, drool worth fashion and brilliant Paris locations. It was so enjoyable to enter the Emily in Paris world once again.  


I'm think about doing a little 'Best looks in Emily in Paris' post so let me know if you would be interested in this. 


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Merci d’avoir lu (Thank you for reading) xx


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