I guess the joke about me being triggered by Emily in Paris is getting to be old so I will explain why I "exaggerated for humour" dislike the show. It is a lazy portrayal of what an American thinks France is through an unlikable, self-absorbed American character and every French person is a prop for her learnable moments. There is no nuance and it simply is not funny.For every post about this show I get a bigger and bigger desire to watch Emily in Paris. If it generates this much buzz it must be something special!
It's not unusual but it is annoying (although I deliberately exaggerate how annoying for humour) because it is so popular and it exists at a time when there is no excuse for such lazy writing. We expected this in the 1990s before great TV emissions made an effort to write compelling stories that undermined the old norms.Is that unusual though? US TV set in Britain is all tea-drinking, cor blimey, God save the queen, and US TV set in Australia is all GeeDie, Mad Max, kangaroos.
OTOH, Paris syndrome or whatever is a thing that gets people every year (well, when there's not a pandemic going on)
Fair enough.It's not unusual but it is annoying (although I deliberately exaggerate how annoying for humour) because it is so popular and it exists at a time when there is no excuse for such lazy writing. We expected this in the 1990s before great TV emissions made an effort to write compelling stories that undermined the old norms.
Ah, ok, I can see why that would be annoying.Most of the show's "humour" is about cultural differences and misunderstandings that just do not happen to a great degree to foreigners who come to France. I have friends from other countries and it did not take any profound adaptation to get on just fine in Paris.
It's okay I'm not actually impatient about it., I was just kidding I've just made my own badge out of alu foil around a carton cut-out and have it currently pinned to my hoody because I'm not a fucking amateur.Nick (the Editor-in-Chief) has to give the badges out by hand, and since the influx of legacy users became a trickle he's only checked this thread for new ones every few weeks. You might be waiting a bit.