The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret

2010 TV-MA 1 season

The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret

2010 TV-MA 1 season
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This sardonic sitcom focuses on Todd Margaret, a clueless American manager sent to London to promote sales of an energy drink called Thunder Muscle. Todd's lone employee dedicates much of his time to coming up with clever ways to humiliate his boss.
David Cross, Sharon Horgan, Blake Harrison, Will Arnett, Russ Tamblyn, Spike Jonze, Sara Pascoe, John Fortune
  • SEASON  1

Summary of Season 1 (2010) - 1 disc

American Todd Margaret bluffs his way into an apparently great job opportunity, heading up the sales team in his employer's London office. All he has to do is sell several thousand energy drinks before his boss arrives.
Widescreen 1.78:1
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
TV-MA - This program is specifically designed to be viewed by adults and therefore may be unsuitable for children under 17.
age 16+
Common Sense rating Pause for kids 16 & under
age 16+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this adult-targeted comedy is full of boundary-pushing material that may be offensive to some viewers. The main character's lies are the source of much of the show's humor, as are extreme comic scenarios that involve sadomasochism, rape jokes, feces, and much more. Language is extreme, including "f--k," "s--t," and many racial, sexual, and gender-oriented slurs.

Sexual Content

Sex and masturbation is shown in various positions, including sadomasochistic scenes, though no genitalia is shown.


Many episodes of comic violence with some extreme examples meant to push the limits of acceptability. A man is shown hung from the neck; blood and feces cover the room after a woman has given birth; a box has "Alice's Rape Kit" written on it; fist fights occur; people fall from heights, and much more.


Nearly every possible manifestation and variation of swear word is used, as are racial, sexual, and gender-oriented slurs. Words like "f--k," "s--t," "bitch," and other similar variations are common in dialogue.

Social Behavior

The entire series and its humor hinges on the main character's complex web of poorly reasoned lies. The more elaborate and ridiculous the lie (i.e., he lives in an apartment in the House of Parliament), the more ridiculous the set-up for the lie becomes. While the main character is eventually caught in these lies and brought to court for his crimes, the story depends on the lies for laughs and plot progression.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

A pregnant woman is shown drinking and smoking. Other characters drink socially and to the point of inebriation. Cigarette smoking is often seen.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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