The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd MargaretPosted: December 3, 2010
The new sitcom, The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret, has recently began on More4 in the UK. Now, to be quite honest, I don’t really pay much attention to many of the programmes on More4, and I wouldn’t consider it as one of the most popular channels around. However, I saw adverts for this programme on channel 4, and it seemed okay. But honestly, I completely forgot about the programme, and only managed to watch it by chance when flicking through the channels and realised it was on.
The programme focuses around Todd Margaret ( David Cross), an American office worker, who moves to England to take up a job running a sales team, who are aiming to promote and sell an energy drink, Thunder Muscle (the name sure won me over). He has no idea about life in England, and knows nothing about the culture, with only one sales consultant to aid him in selling the enery drinks, Dave (played by Blake Harrison, or more commonly known as Neil from The Inbetweeners).
Each episode starts with a brief clip, showing Todd in court, being accused of a long list of crimes, before the episode flashes back to what happened before.
Now, I do enjoy my comedy programmes, although this programme isn’t the type I usually watch. However, from having seen the first 3 episodes, I have noticed, and enjoy the weird type of humour displayed throughout, including Cross’ irrelevant and unfortunate circumstances. And, although he isn’t in it much, I particularly enjoy Brent Wilts’ ( Will Arnett) comical aspect. Brent, Todd’s boss, is a sarcastic and blunt man, who tells it like it is; he’s egotistical, arrogant, and kind of reminds me of J. Jonah Jameson from the Spiderman films, although I have to mention that Brent is heavy on the bad language, which I find only adds to the humour.
Overall, this programme is something new. I enjoy the style of comedy and the sometimes cringe-worthy moments. It is full of ridiculous, yet comiacl scenarios, and I look forward to watching the remainder of the episodes. It is definitely something worth watching.
Be sure to catch The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret, every Sunday at 10:35pm, on More4.
By Manpreet Singh
- TV Review: The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret (popdose.com)
- The increasingly good decisions of Sharon Horgan (telegraph.co.uk)