Pompous David is really the only cold comfort
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