Pompous David is re­ally the only cold com­fort

Irish Daily Mail - - Entertainment -

THERE are some things best only done be­fore hit­ting 40... like whip­ping your clothes off and putting a rose be­tween your bare but­tocks to ser­e­nade a fair maiden.

Of course, you get more than cold feet do­ing that.

Adam Williams has never re­ally topped that show of bravado in the pilot.

Now, in his 50s, Adam, aka James Nes­bitt, is still try­ing to play the goof­ball, though thank­fully with his clothes on.

Cue the song and dance dream se­quence at the start of the sec­ond se­ries in the Cold Feet revival, which is only bro­ken when Adam wakes up next to new love Tina, glad he was only hold­ing a dream baby. Laugh, I al­most did. Af­ter a promis­ing bit­ter­sweet

re­turn last year af­ter 13 years off our screens, and sup­pos­edly grow­ing up, our five fun­sters seem to have donned slip­pers for their cold feet. They re­ally have be­come that bor­ing.

With one ex­cep­tion. David (Robert Bathurst) is, if any­thing more pompous, and en­joy­able, than ever. It does help too that age only helps him. He was af­ter all born in his 40s.

Af­ter flirt­ing with jail in the last se­ries for fraud, David has been re­duced to sell­ing equity re­lease to old ladies and but­ter­ing them up with free pens.

Un­til Pete (John Thomp­son), puts a more lu­cra­tive clien­tele his way in the form of the idle rich Cheshire house­wives set and one Nikki Kirk­bright (Siob­han Fin­neran, of Happy Va­ley and The Loch fame). This looks our best bet for some com­edy.

Does any­body re­ally care that Jen (Fay Ri­p­ley) feels like bessie mate Karen (Hermione Norris) now favours Tina (Leanne Best) or that puppy Pete would pre­fer to down­size his job to help his am­bi­tious wife out? Or if Karen’s pub­lisher’s busi­ness takes off.

We do care, though, that Amy Hu­ber­man is back.

You’ll re­mem­ber her as the wife of the mar­ried man Adam’s Tina was see­ing.

Now she’s work­ing in the same place as Adam, we do hope that she won’t be ask­ing him to keep her cold feet warm.

Old friends: Adam (James Nes­bitt) and David (Robert Bathurst) in Cold Feet

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