2020 has had many cult TV programmes – including Tiger King on Netflix, Quiz on ITV –and now Netflix has returned with the most infuriating programme of them all, Emily in Paris.

It’s hard to put into words how many questions this programme raises.

For starters, despite the fact she is in her early twenties and on an associate salary in Paris – the most expensive city in the world to live – how does Emily manages to dress in head to toe designer outfits in every single episode?

In one episode, Emily carries a beautiful classic Chanel quilted flap bag – these usually retail for anywhere between £5,000 and £6,000 – and then it never makes an appearance again.

Such unreal realities for Emily are both mind-boggling and fascinating.

Now I understand the frustration that many felt in the 90s with Carrie Bradshaw’s designer wardrobe in Sex and the City (SATC)!

Perhaps the fact that the two programmes share the same creator – Darren Starr – may be the reason for this coincidence.

How was Emily allowed to go to Paris in the first place when she can’t speak French?

Now, don’t get me wrong here. After I watched the entire series, I did consider how my GCSE in French would stand to me if I decided to move to Paris.

However, I sharply remembered that I couldn’t string a sentence in French together, so I returned to wondering what designer bag Emily was carrying in the next episode.

In my opinion, the fashion is the true centre plot of this programme, much like its spiritual predecessor show, SATC.

However, the programme is very watchable, particularly if you like fashion – and want to view Paris through the romanticised lens of an American's outlook.

The episodes are shorter than a usual sitcom, and snappy with it.

The side characters are fabulous, particularly Jean-Christophe Bouvet as Pierre Cadault, who adds some fantastic drama to the final episodes.

Watching him break the caramelised tops of a tray of Crème brûlée's in frustration was one of the highlights of the entire series; it had the perfect balance of comic timing and self-deprecating humour.

The programme isn’t going to change the world, or the way we look at it. But perhaps it serves as a strange reminder of our pre-Covid lives (helpfully, it was filmed before the pandemic struck, adding another layer of unreality to its busy Parisian scenes).

Its 'old reality' features offices filled with co-workers, impromptu dinner dates with friends, and nights out in bars and clubs.

It also showcases Paris at its most beautiful: everywhere from The Seine to the Tour de Eiffel and Montmartre is explored.

The programme may be chaotic in places, but it’s also a love letter to discovering a city for the first time, and luckily for viewers it is set in one of the most picturesque cities in the world.

The programme has become a runaway hit as such, perhaps due in part to its release as lockdown restrictions tighten.

Another key factor is that people will love to 'hate-watch' the programme.

I started watching the programme on a drizzly Saturday morning and had the ten episodes wrapped up before work on Monday.

I couldn't drag myself away from the programme – I had to know what is this American in Paris going to do next?

What part of French life will she run into next, kitted out in her five-inch high heels next, or sporting a definite non-non for an American in Paris: a beret?

Will it be Paris fashion week, Le Louvre, or a chateau in the South of France ?

The most pressing question for me as I watched the programme was which romantic suitor was she going to end up with next?

It is absolutely startling just how many French men with tousled hair and chiselled abs throw themselves at Emily.

I would be lying if I said that wasn't the main reason I watched the programme to the end,

I was desperate to know: will Emily find love in Paris? You'll have to watch for yourself to find out.

Emily in Paris (Cert 15+) can be viewed now on Netflix.