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Cold Feet – Complete 3rd Season


Picture: B-     Sound: C+     Extras: C+     Episodes: C+



Cold Feet picks up on its Complete 3rd Series the way it picked up its second, with cliffhangers and six more untitled hour time-slotted shows, but it gets more dramatic than it originally was and that offers a mixed result.  To repeat yet again, the three couples are all in their 30s, we have David and Karen, who have seen the passion go out of their relationship.  He the working white-collar guy, she the not-necessarily-happy housewife.  Adam and Rachel and Jenny met after an auto collision and it turns out to be love at first sight, which leads to the silliest of the three storylines.  The leaves Peter and Jenny, still trying to have a child, though there have been complications.  There is a twist pregnancy with one of these couples at the end of the last season to carry over into this one, but we will not give away anything.


The actors are as still good, but a slightly cartoon mentality remains as the show just gets too serious for its own good and does not feel like the series first did when it started in too dissimilar a way for its own good.  Without repeating the comparison to Friends from the last review, viewers will be truly lost to pick up the show at this point.  Everyone should start at the beginning, especially in this case, or you will ask what the conflicts are all about.  You have to watch from show one to get involved.  That also means this is the most melodramatic of the three seasons so far.  At this point, Cold Feet is an acquired taste or for fans only.  As for what little comedy is left, it is really bad.


The anamorphically enhanced 1.78 X 1/16 X 9 image is not bad, but has some digital artifacts likely from the translation from the PAL format.  Otherwise, it is not bad, especially for its age as an early such TV production from 2001.  The Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo is credited as having Pro Logic surrounds with the “Dolby Surround” logo in the lower left hand corner before every episode.  This is correct, but such surrounds are limited.  The performance is about what we could expect form the period, but in a few shots where the characters are using camcorders, quality drops further.  Extras are all included on DVD 1 and are only another slide show of publicity stills and filmographies on the six actors playing the couples.  Even the extras are losing steam, because this is less than the first two releases.



-   Nicholas Sheffo


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