Series One of cult US/UK crossover sitcom The Increasingly Poor Decisions Of Todd Margaret is released on dvd in the UK on Monday.
The show was created by American stand-up and actor David Cross, and originally aired as a backdoor pilot as part of Channel 4’s Comedy Showcase series in 2009. Two six part seasons followed in Autumn 2010 and the early part of this year via American channel IFC and UK-based digital channel More4, though the latter has yet to air the second series in the UK.
TVO’s main link into the show is Cross’ leading co-star: the inimitable Sharon Horgan – though there are further connections to the realm of Onion-land, as Justin Edwards and Hunderby star Alex MacQueen also make recurring appearances throughout the run, whilst Dan Tetsell also crops up in season one, and Rufus Jones, Steve Oram, Lucy Montgomery and Shelley Longworth all make an appearance in the second batch of episodes.
Tucked away on an obscure digital channel, we have to confess this one almost slipped us by – and we’re pleased to learn the show has a dedicated cult following. Already available on dvd in the US, the release of the first series on this side of the Pond bodes well for a broadcast of the second series sometime soon – and we’ll be keeping an eye on any developments. In the meantime, you can pre-order Series One here, or pick up its R1 release over yonder.