Stars: David Cross, Sharon Horgan, Blake Harrison, Will Arnett, Spike Jonze
David Cross' small-screen hustle has been one marked by mostly under-appreciated efforts; back in the late '90s, Cross and his buddy Bob Odenkirk (a.k.a. Saul Goodman on AMC's Breaking Bad) manned the wonderfully bizarre HBO sketch comedy series Mr. Show, and then, from 2003 through 2006, on Fox, he played the always inappropriate Tobias Fünke on the cult favorite Arrested Development. The last part of his slept-on trifecta is IFC's The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret, and, despite its similarly humble exposure, it's proof that, within the comedy genre, he's quite the able leading man.
Cross stars as the titular Mr. Margaret, an in-over-his-head American tasked with running a sales team in London. The basic fish-out-of-water setup brings forth plenty of enjoyably awkward moments, while Cross' supporting players (including Spike Jonze and fellow Arrested Development alum Will Arnett) give him the perfect foils off which to play.