Five Shows Every Brit Knows: Show #3.


If you’ll remember, we asked Jackie, our British Secret Weapon, What are Five Shows Every Brit Knows? So far we’ve had Doctor Who and Broadchurch. This week, it’s:

Cold Feet

Cold Feet is a comedy drama which follows the lives of three couples from Manchester as they negotiate a range of difficulties – including affairs, problems at work, and parenthood. The programme first aired in 1997, and ran for five series, until 2003. After a break of thirteen years, it returned to show how the three couples were coping with bringing up teenagers and the complexities of life in the digital age.

The longevity of this series means that it has a special place in the heart of the British TV audience. Many people have seen these characters develop over the decades and feel a deep emotional connection with them. Over the years, Cold Feet has tackled many difficult subjects. It was especially praised for drawing attention to male depression in 2017, but has also covered many other issues including: teenage pregnancy, financial problems and the difficulties of caring for elderly relatives. This makes it sound like a depressing show, but it has sufficient comedy to ensure this doesn’t happen. It is a realistic insight into the complex lives of British families and has enough twists and turns to keep the watcher hooked.”

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