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25 Shows Like Emily In Paris You Can Binge-Watch Now

Since its premiere in 2020, "Emily in Paris" has both delighted and displeased audiences. The show comes from "Sex and the City" creator Darren Star and follows young marketing and social media connoisseur Emily (Lily Collins), who uproots her life in America and moves to Paris for a life-changing job opportunity. Unfortunately for her, she doesn't take into consideration the many cultural differences between Americans and the French, causing a lot of friction during her time there. Naturally, Emily also finds herself in a messy love triangle as she tries to navigate the ins and outs of her new life.

While some fans have enjoyed the relatively carefree and lighthearted nature of the show, many others have also criticized its representation of Parisian culture, its lack of diversity, and the overall problematic behavior of the titular character (per Cosmopolitan). However, this criticism hasn't stopped the show from being a major hit for Netflix. For those who appreciate the specific style and tone of "Emily in Paris," we've compiled a list of similar shows to check out next. They're sure to include the same level of drama, fashion, romance, and perhaps even some of Emily's problematic behavior as well. C'est la vie, that's TV for you!


Netflix's "Trinkets" follows teenager Elodie Davis ("Lucifer" co-star Brianna Hildebrand), who moves in with her father and his new family after her mother passes away. Elodie grapples with a shoplifting addiction and ends up bonding with two other girls at school – Moe (Kiana Madeira) and Tabitha (Quintessa Swindell) — dealing with the same condition. The three soon realize that their friendship runs deep, and they help each other navigate their family issues and love lives. Elodie, Moe, and Tabitha form a powerful friendship that deepens over time, creating a core dynamic for "Trinkets" that's a lot of fun to watch.

The series is notably more serious than "Emily in Paris," as the characters deal with trauma, abuse, and addiction, but the show also includes a lighter "fish out of water" storyline for Elodie. Similarly to Emily, she finds friends and loved ones to help her adjust to a range of new surroundings. "Trinkets" is also only two seasons long, making it a quick and easy watch.


Based on the romance novels by Julia Quinn, Netflix's "Bridgerton" takes viewers on a journey through London's Regency era. It's a saga of courtship and elegant balls, centering on the many siblings of the eponymous Bridgerton family. While the Bridgertons look for love, all of their high society events are being closely monitored and shared with the public by the secretive gossip columnist Lady Whistledown (voiced by Julie Andrews).

"Bridgerton" embraces the same kind of lighthearted drama as "Emily in Paris," with plenty of family secrets, love affairs, and hidden agendas. Like Emily, the "Bridgerton" characters often seem like they have the weight of the world on their shoulders, thanks to some dramatic exaggerations. The tension between true love and familial duty is always at the heart of "Bridgerton," similar to how Emily is constantly torn between what her heart wants, what's right, and the pressure to succeed in her career.

Never Have I Ever

Created by Mindy Kaling, "Never Have I Ever" follows the teenage life of high schooler Devi (Maitreyi Ramakrishna), an Indian American girl dealing with the loss of her father and a complicated relationship with her mother. Devi finds herself stuck in a love triangle with her longtime crush Paxton (Darren Barnet) and her enemy-turned-friend Ben (Jaren Lewison).

"Never Have I Ever" has become a big hit with critics and viewers, and for good reason. It's both heartwarming and endlessly entertaining to watch Devi's adventures as she learns how to balance her personal life between friends, family, and relationships. Much like how Emily's character needs to learn and grow, Devi eventually finds ways to put those she loves over her own personal feelings — something she struggles with throughout the show. Devi and Emily aren't perfect characters, but they're always learning to be better, and they can be a lot of fun to watch.

Dead to Me

Begun in 2019, "Dead to Me" is a dark comedy starring ​​Christina Applegate as Jen Harding and Linda Cardellini as Judy Hale. Jen and Judy are friends, but not for the reasons you might expect. Jen's husband was killed in a hit and run, with Judy being behind the wheel. Judy feels so bad about what she did that she joins Jen's support group under the guise of being a fellow widow.

Surprisingly, the two manage to become great friends, but each season brings more drama and more darkly comic circumstances. While "Emily in Paris" doesn't deal with death or family drama in the ways that "Dead to Me" does, it is about a woman trying to find her place after her world's turned upside down. Emily finds solace in new friends and potential love interests, just as Jen and Judy gradually find healing in each other.


Based on the 2005 novel of the same title by Pamela Redmond Satran, "Younger" follows the story of Liza Miller (Sutton Foster), a 40-year-old woman who gets a job for herself in the publishing industry. In order to land the job, however, she fakes her identity, claiming to be much younger than she truly is in a lie that quickly starts to spin out of control. Debi Mazar, Miriam Shor, Nico Tortorella, and Hilary Duff all co-star, and the series is helmed by "Emily in Paris" creator Darren Star.

"Younger" brings audiences into the publishing world just as "Emily in Paris" brings them into the fashion industry. Emily and Liza both balance the pressure from their jobs, co-workers, and romantic entanglements to create entertaining storylines. And just as Emily hopes that her friend Camille (Camille Razat) won't discover her true feelings for Gabriel (Lucas Bravo), the man they both love, so too does Liza desperately hope that no one will discover the truth about her age.

Ginny & Georgia

The hit Netflix show "Ginny and Georgia" details the relationship between a close-knit mother and daughter. Georgia (Brianne Howey) is a young, beautiful, and motivated woman who had her teenage daughter Ginny (Antonia Gentry) when she was just 15 years old. The series begins with Georgia moving to a new town with her daughter and her younger son Austin (Diesel La Torraca) after the death of her husband.

At first glance, Ginny actually seems to be the more mature of the two lead characters, but as the show progresses, audiences see just how smart and complex of a character Georgia actually is. While things may seem black and white to her daughter, she isn't privy to all the things Georgia does to keep her family safe. This female-driven story is just the kind of thing for fans of "Emily in Paris." While the women's relationships with men are present in both shows, it's their inner strength and perseverance that drive characters like Georgia and Emily.

Gossip Girl

The CW series "Gossip Girl" quickly became a huge success after its 2007 premiere, running for a total of six seasons and yielding "Gossip Girl" reboots in numerous countries. Based on the novels by Cecily von Ziegesar, the original series follows the return of teenager Serena van der Woodsen (Blake Lively) to Manhattan's Upper East Side. Her reemergence in New York's high society is accompanied by scandal and uproar from the highly privileged community, largely due to the dubious nature of Serena's initial disappearance.

Narrated by an unknown blogger known as Gossip Girl, the show quickly became a huge hit — a modern-day soap for young adults filled with drama and fashion. While "Emily in Paris" may not be as scandalous as the events in "Gossip Girl," it certainly holds its own in terms of relationship drama and aesthetic appeal. The cast of "Gossip Girl" is seen as Manhattan's elite, and they always dress for the part, just as Emily works in the fashion world and styles herself accordingly.

Tiny Pretty Things

Based on the novel by Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton, "Tiny Pretty Things" premiered on Netflix in 2020, delivering a riveting ballet school mystery. Rising star and dancer Cassie Shore (Anna Maiche) is attacked and falls from a four-story building. The accident places her in a coma, allowing new student Neveah Stroyer (Kylie Jefferson) to enter the school as a replacement. She receives a full scholarship and begins taking classes while the rest of the community is still knee-deep in the mystery surrounding Cassie's attack.

Like Emily, Neveah is brought into a world unfamiliar to her. Though she's talented, she's also severely unprepared for what awaits her. "Tiny Pretty Things" is driven by character drama, which should naturally appeal to fans of "Emily in Paris." It also brings audiences into the often vicious world of dance and shows what many ballerinas must go through in order to succeed. It's a bit more cutthroat than the fictionalized fashion world shown in "Emily in Paris," but there are still a lot of similarities between the two.

How I Met Your Father

Following in the footsteps of the hit sitcom "How I Met Your Mother," "How I Met Your Father" stars Hilary Duff as Sophie, a woman navigating the ins and outs of relationships and dating apps in New York City. An older version of the main character, played by Kim Cattrall, narrates the series by telling her son the story of how she met his father back when she was younger. The story follows Sophie's dating life and the loyal group of friends who support her along the way.

The first season of "How I Met Your Father" details the mystery surrounding who the father could be, with the pilot episode introducing several likely candidates. Like "Emily in Paris," it's a light and fun time, with comedy and romance at the center of the plot. Both shows keep viewers guessing as to who will end up being the protagonists' romantic partners, with additional drama coming from Emily and Sophie's careers and friendships.


"Elite" is a Spanish Netflix series that's one part mystery and one part teen drama. The show focuses on a group of working-class teenagers who end up attending a prestigious school. There they cross paths with their incredibly rich and privileged peers, who seem to go through life without a care in the world. Every season features new mysteries tied to the school, with each episode providing flashbacks and flashforwards to help build the tension and the plot.

While the show revolves around a "whodunit" formula, it's really the romantic entanglements and the stylish aesthetic that make the show so enticing. Because of this, "Elite" definitely deserves a spot on our list, as fashion and drama are also key ingredients in the success of "Emily in Paris." "Elite" has given audiences various couples to root for throughout the show, but it's usually still clear who the "endgame" couples are, like in "Emily in Paris." The other romantic entanglements can feel like stand-ins at times, but they still deliver plenty of entertainment.

Sex and the City

"Emily in Paris" creator Darren Star made arguably his mark on the world of TV drama with the classic HBO series "Sex and the City." With six seasons, two films, a prequel show, and a sequel revival, "Sex and the City" is undoubtedly one of the most impactful series of all time. 

As Star is the creator behind both "Emily in Paris" and "Sex and the City," it stands to reason that if you enjoy one, you'll probably like the other. However, just like "Emily in Paris," "Sex and the City" isn't without its flaws. Problematic stereotypes, a lack of diversity, and a somewhat flawed main character have been common criticisms against the older show, and while the revival series "And Just Like That..." attempts to remedy some of those issues, it doesn't do a perfect job (per Digital Spy). Still, "Sex and the City" has a lot of charm, and there's undeniable fun in following the group of women at its center as they try to find their place in the world. That world happens to be New York rather than Paris, but there remain a lot of similarities with Emily's own adventures.

The Carrie Diaries

If you love the work of "Emily in Paris" creator Darren Star but find "Sex and the City" to be a bit too outdated, then look no further than the prequel series "The Carrie Diaries." Based on the book of the same name by Candace Bushnell, "The Carrie Diaries" ran on The CW for two seasons before being unceremoniously canceled. Though the show is set in the 1980s, it still manages to feel more modern in many ways than the HBO series that preceded it.

"The Carrie Diaries" follows a young Carrie Bradshaw (AnnaSophia Robb) through high school as she explores life in New York City, saying goodbye to her (fictional) small-town home of Castlebury, Connecticut. Much like Emily, Carrie has dreams and aspirations to make it big in a new place. The series details her life secretly working at a magazine while also balancing her friendships and relationships. Carrie even gets to meet a young Samantha (Lindsey Gort), revealing the start of their lifelong friendship.

Jane the Virgin

"Jane the Virgin" stars Gina Rodriguez as Jane Villanueva, a 23-year-old virgin who becomes pregnant after being artificially inseminated by her gynecologist on accident. And if you think that's wild, know that it's just the first few minutes of Episode 1.

Following the style and tropes of Latin American telenovelas, "Jane the Virgin" blends comedy and drama while playfully embracing its fantastical plot elements (which get wilder every season). From long-lost twins to memory loss, "Jane the Virgin" doesn't shy away from overly dramatic and endlessly entertaining storylines. Much like Emily, Jane has to navigate what her new life looks like after a big change. She also tries to balance two romantic partners: Her new baby daddy Rafael Solano (Justin Baldoni) and her boyfriend-turned-fiance Michael Cordero Jr. (Brett Dier). Love is at the heart of the story, making it a fun and often heartwarming watch. If you missed out on this fantastic telenovela-style romantic comedy in the past, then now is your chance to catch up.


"Kitz" is a German teen drama that details the mysterious circumstances around the death of Joseph (Felix Mayr), a young man who crashes his car on an icy mountain road on New Year's Eve. A year after his death, his sister Lisi (Sofie Eifertinger) swears to take revenge on the rich kids who she believed caused his accident. She knows that he was driving to see the wealthy influencer who he was romantically involved with, Vanessa von Höhenfeldt (Valerie Huber). Lisi believes that rich and famous kids like Vanessa just play around with people's emotions, swearing that she'll teach her what it's like to be on the losing end of things for once.

However, as the show continues, Lisi and the audience both see another side to the rich and famous, and there are lots of twists along the way to keep things interesting. There might not seem to be too many similarities to "Emily in Paris" at first glance, but "Kitz" caters to the same demographic and delivers a lot of spicy drama, with romance and ambition driving the main characters.

Love Life

"Love Life" is an HBO Max anthology series, each season of which focuses on a different protagonist. The first season centers on a woman named Darby (Anna Kendrick) as she attempts to find a happy and stable relationship, and Season 2 follows a similar storyline focused on a character named Marcus (William Jackson Harper). Overall, "Love Life" follows your standard rom-com formula, just stretched out over 10-episode arcs rather than a two-hour film.

The show's title pretty much says it all: It's about love and life. Much like how the first season of "Emily in Paris" spends the majority of its time focusing on Emily, with the other characters being kept secondary, "Love Life" tightly follows each season's respective lead. Their journeys to find love are what drive the show, with the audience left to wonder who they'll end up with at the end. "Emily in Paris" fans will be especially familiar with that kind of romantic hook, and they'll surely find a lot to enjoy in "Love Life."

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Set in mid-20th-century New York, "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" follows a recently single housewife on a journey of self-discovery. Upon learning that her husband cheated on her and is leaving her for his much younger secretary, Midge Maisel (Rachel Brosnahan) decides to follow her passion in stand-up comedy. The career path she chooses isn't an easy one, especially as a woman in the 1950s, but Midge's stubbornness and determination drive her unceasingly. Her character is similar to Emily, as she's an incredibly hard worker when it comes to her career and can never be told that she can't do something. Midge is someone who's used to hearing no, but as the show progresses, she learns never to lose faith in herself.

While Midge can be a somewhat shortsighted character, she has the best intentions and just wants to succeed when others assume that she'll fail. She makes bold decisions that change the entire trajectory of her life, which is something that Emily could certainly relate to. At the end of "Emily in Paris" Season 2, for example, she's faced with the choice of uprooting her life and moving to Paris for good or staying in the job she knows and returning home to America.

Dash & Lily

"Dash & Lily" is a romantic comedy series that's based on the "Dash & Lily's Book of Dares" young adult novels by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn. The story highlights the beauty of young love over the holiday season, following two teenagers who develop feelings for each other from afar. At just eight episodes, it's a quick, easy, and fulfilling watch.

Dash (Austin Abrams) is a moody teen who hates Christmas, while Lily (Midori Francis) is a hopeless romantic looking to find love. After a chance encounter over the holidays, Dash and Lily keep in touch by swapping messages. As their relationship progresses through their letters, the two find that they're able to relate to one another on a deeper level than they initially thought possible. This tender tale is exactly the kind of lighthearted romance that "Emily in Paris" aims to give audiences. After all, what's sweeter than young love? Perhaps only falling in love in Paris.

The Mindy Project

From the mind of "The Office" alum Mindy Kaling, "The Mindy Project" is a romantic comedy that follows the blunt and somewhat savage character of Mindy Lahiri (Kaling). Mindy tries to balance her personal and professional life as an OB/GYN while also interacting with quirky co-workers who sometimes double as love interests.

"The Mindy Project" fits well on this list because just like "Emily in Paris," it's a show about a woman learning about herself and growing through her life experiences. Mindy starts out as a pretty self-centered person, much like Emily. However, as the show continues, Mindy grows as a character and became an incredibly independent and grounded woman, while admittedly still holding on to some of her flaws. Romance is good, but self-discovery is even better, and "The Mindy Project" balances both quite well. With plenty of laughs and dramatic moments, "The Mindy Project" is a hilariously good time.

The Great

"The Great" is a self-proclaimed "anti-historical" series that's loosely based on the rise of Catherine the Great, Empress of Russia. The show stars Elle Fanning as Catherine and Nicholas Hoult as her husband, Emperor Peter III.

Right off the bat, "The Great" makes it clear that it's a satirical drama and not a show that's too worried about accurately representing its historical events. The series starts out by showing Catherine in her younger years when she's forced to marry Peter, but it quickly becomes clear that both characters have secret schemes of their own. The power dynamic between Catherine and Peter makes for some compelling drama, and it's interesting to watch the empress take power and live up to her title of being, well, great. Starring a strong and interesting female character and wonderfully balancing comedy with drama, "The Great" is a perfect show for fans of "Emily in Paris."

Ted Lasso

You may wonder why a show about football is on a list of shows similar to "Emily in Paris," but hear us out. "Ted Lasso" stars Jason Sudeikis as the eponymous Ted, an American college football coach who is hired to lead an English soccer team. His hiring is secretly a ploy by the team's owner to get back at her ex-husband, as she knows how much the team still means to him and wants to sabotage it. Lasso tries his best to endear himself to the club's fans, who are understandably skeptical of his capabilities. After all, Ted knows basically nothing about English football.

Ted is arguably very similar to Emily (per The Kit). They both share the same sunny optimism, bringing positive energy wherever they go. Like Emily, Ted also leaves America for another country without knowing much about its culture, all because of a job opportunity that many believe him unqualified for. Ted doesn't even read up on the terminology of the sport before moving, just as Emily doesn't bother to learn the French language. These shows may sound different, but at the core, they're so similar that many fans of "Emily in Paris" will likely enjoy "Ted Lasso."

Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist

"Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist" is a musical series that's one part comedy and one part drama. The show follows Zoey Clarke (Jane Levy), just your average girl who happens to have the ability to hear people's thoughts. Only, when she hears them, they manifest through song. While the premise sounds a little far-fetched, it's a wholesome story driven by entertaining song and dance numbers that help move the plot along.

While "Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist" has more serious moments than "Emily in Paris," it's still just a fun show to watch at its core. You may even find yourself singing along with the cast as they laugh, cry, and dance through the episodes. "Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist" also has some amazing voice talent with "Pitch Perfect's" Skylar Astin and Broadway star Alex Newell in the cast, alongside actors like Peter Gallagher ("The O.C.") and Lauren Graham ("Gilmore Girls"). Sometimes, you need shows like this and "Emily in Paris" to help you breeze through the day.

Gilmore Girls

"Gilmore Girls" captivated audiences for seven seasons with the wholesome and relatable relationship between Lorelai Gilmore (Lauren Graham) and her daughter Rory (Alexis Bledel). The two are 16 years apart in age, making their relationship more like sisters than anything else. However, as the show progresses, audiences see Lorelai take on more of a motherly role when her daughter goes through the growing pains of adolescence.

Like in "Emily in Paris," women are at the forefront of this story, with multiple generations of Gilmore Girls taking centerstage. The series details how both Lorelai and Rory grow in their personal and professional lives, outlining how Lorelai tries to build a successful career while Rory goes from a kid in high school to a young adult trying to find her way in college. Years after the final season aired, a follow-up miniseries was released called "Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life." The sequel brings the story full circle as Rory deals with some of the same situations her mother faces in the original show.


HBO's "Girls" stars Lena Dunham (also the series creator) as Hannah, a woman who starts the show by being told by her parents that they're cutting her off. For the first time in her life, she's forced to depend on herself financially. From there, the story follows how Hannah and her group of friends try to find their place in the Big Apple while balancing the drama of their love and work lives. 

"Girls" is similar to "Emily in Paris" both onscreen and behind the scenes, as it's also a series that was frequently mired in controversy throughout its run (per Vulture). From the series' core conceit to the behavior of the main characters, "Girls" received a good deal of criticism. While the show pulls heavily from Dunham's own life experiences, it faced understandable accusations of poor representation and questionable writing, just like "Emily in Paris." "Girls" is a complicated show for all these reasons, but there's definite merit in its flawed characters, and the show features a lot of genuinely great moments.

The Bold Type

Based on the true story of former Cosmopolitan editor-in-chief Joanna Coles (who also serves as an executive producer), "The Bold Type" dives deep into a fictionalized version of the New York publishing industry.

The series follows a group of three friends — Jane Sloan (Katie Stevens), Kat Edison (Aisha Dee), and Sutton Brady (Meghann Fahy) — who live in New York City and work for the magazine Scarlet, a clear stand-in for the real Cosmopolitan. The story mainly centers on the women's personal lives as they try to balance their editorial careers and their romantic relationships. As far as the plot goes, this series is incredibly similar to "Emily in Paris" as it showcases the fashion and editorial world from the perspective of these three career-driven women. Like with Emily, their jobs are heavily featured on the show, but their romantic partners are the ones really driving the drama forward.

New Girl

The hit Fox sitcom "New Girl" began in 2011 and ended up running for seven seasons. Zooey Deschanel stars as Jessica Day, a young woman who breaks up with her cheating boyfriend and finds herself on a journey of self-discovery. This leads her to move in with a group of eccentric and loveable men who eventually become like family.

Jess and Emily have a lot in common on their journeys. Though Emily tries to find herself in another country, they're both essentially starting over. As two very positive people, they don't let the rough times keep them down, and they're always looking for ways to rise above and power through. Like Emily, Jess has various relationships throughout the show, but most viewers knew which relationship was going to be "endgame." And though it takes a while for that love story to take shape, the payoff is well worth the wait.