Jost began his conversation with Manning by asking him about last week’s NFL games, which the former quarterback said he heard were good but didn’t see because he started the first episode of season two of Emily in Paris and couldn’t stop watching.
“Oh, my God, Colin, this show has everything: adventure, sensuality, culture, a fresh take on feminism — finally,” he said. “Not to mention, a culinary tapestry so rich, I can only describe it as food porn.”
Jost told Manning that he’s glad he enjoyed the Netflix series and asked him about the rumors Brady may be retiring.
“Yeah, I’m not sure it’s true,” Maning responded. “I think it’s probably just speculation, but if it were me, I probably would retire, too, if it gave me more time to watch Emily in Paris. And I really think for Tom right now, it’s just a tough decision between balancing his career and relationships — sort of like Emily.”
Manning went on to explain how Lily Collins’ Emily experiences a classic showdown between her career and her love life, dominated by lots of exes — Gabriel, Mathieu Cadault, Timothée and Doug from Chicago.
“She’s got to go through her progressions and kick down Alfie in the flat,” he said, with a football playbook in the background. “Sure, it feels like a broken play, and she says just dumping it off, but emotionally, she’s making forward progress.”