Ticket to Paradise is advertised with big photos of Julia Roberts and George Clooney looking happy. It makes you think, “Oh boy, that looks good.” It turns out to be flat and in need of some humor and character development.
Emily in Paris, created by Darren Star, is definitely a typical Darren Star dramedy. It has lots of sexy underpinnings, beautiful people, and only first world problems. That’s not necessarily a bad thing if a little escapist merriment is what you need.