Many thanks to FrostyC for recommending this show to me in the comments. I told you guys i would check them out! ^_^
So, the show. Just wow. I found this show highly amusing and highly painful to watch. Like seriously, i was hurting from laughing and cringing. Todd Margaret has the worst luck/judgement on earth. Where do i start? I suppose i'll start where the show starts. In the courtroom. Every episode starts with poor Todd on the stand and the judge is reading out the numerous felonies Todd is being charged with. Then the show flashes back a certain number of days to show the events leading up to the prosecution. Which starts out as his boss giving him a promotion to head of the thunder muscle campaign. He has to sell energy drinks to the British. Easy, right?
So here is a sneak peek at how the show starts.
And this is where making increasingly poor decisions can get you. In an earlier episode, Todd lied about a peanut allergy to Alice, a cafe owner who puts up with way too much of his shit because she feels sorry for him.. This lie has come back to haunt him in this clip :)
You might recognize actors David Cross and Will Arnett from Arrested Development if you're a fan. The show was co-written by Cross and he plays Todd Margaret so perfectly that it grates my soul. And Will Arnett is such a bad ass boss, so funny. I'd also like to mention Blake Harrison as "Dave", Margaret's only employee when he gets to London. He is a dapper chap, always smiling and i can't help thinking he is up to something. Apart from the painful parts, it's the little nuances in these character portrayals that hooked me in the end. I just need to know what the hell will happen to/for/because of them!
I also like the clash of American and British accents. Following a painfully American salesman on his journey through London bought an almost documentary type feel to the show. Todd is a charicature walking through a cliche. The show has finished its first season and has been commissioned for a second. Can't wait to see how this wraps up :)
I recommend this show because it keeps you literally writhing in your seat until the end. Hope you're into that.
I've been pretty busy lately due to exams and assignments and stress. I will try to post a bit more frequently in the future :)
As always, thanks for reading :)