If the audience is bewitched by the sight of Emily conquering the city of her dreams, the critics say that too many important problems are left behind and the key circumstances are based on sheer luck. This is why there is an opinion that Emily is one of the most boring and cliche characters in cinema history. All of the difficulties she faces seem to be made out of nothing, which makes it impossible to worry about her or to empathize with her — you always know she will get whatever she wants.
However, it's not that simple. On one hand, it's a fair point: as soon as a new challenge is introduced, you already know that Emily will deal with it. But I would not say that it makes the series boring or pointless: it's 2020, and we are all fed up with drama and endless hardships. So such a graceful, easy to watch and kind of carefree show as Emily in Paris is what we crave. It doesn't really matter how idealized Emily's relationship with her hot neighbor or how unrealistic the success of her marketing strategy is. It also doesn't matter why she was sent on this business trip or why her ordinary lifestyle blog about Paris became so popular. People watch Emily in Paris to unwind and take a break from stressful and intense reality — and at this point, the series really does what it has to.
The plot seems to exist somewhere in a perfect world of 90's teen movies. You know the ones where charming and daffy main heroines wear plaid skirts, lead a fancy lifestyle and always get what they want. One might say the problem is Emily in Paris being not a 90s teen movie but a series about the modern world. This makes sense, but if the show was produced as an anti-reality pill, wouldn't the whole point be lost, make it serious? In a rush of our everyday lives, Emily in Paris with it's kinda nostalgic, lightweight and carefree plot seems to be an outlet for many of us.