02:55 pm - Better than it sounds vilakins and astrogirl and others did some fun quiz things, based on the TV tropes section 'Better than it sounds', which gives deceptive précis of well known TV shows and films. Anyway, I think they have taken all the best ones from TV Tropes, but I wanted to do the quiz too, so I made some up.
Here are some descriptions of well known films and TV shows. Can you identify them - helpful hint: none are Mad Men or Breaking Bad. The answers are in comments in case you would like to play.
Insurance claims adjuster struggles with an inadequate filing system and increasingly bizarre tattoos (identified by kalypso_v)
Small township seeks incorporation into the wider legislative oversight of the neighbouring democratic state (parental advisory - strong language) (identified by kalypso_v)
The principle trade of an old and impoverished seaport is in plant alkaloids. This trade is monitored obsessively, via handheld voice transmitters. (identified by kalypso_v)
An irritable political interrogator investigates and belittles the understanding of those who are trying to learn (identified by mraltariel)
Those who recycle the detritus of a recently bombed city live lives of desperation, futility and loathing - with hilarious consequences! (identified by splodgenoodles)
A man confused by changes in gender roles attempts to reconnect with his wife by setting fire to an office block and killing Europeans (identified by splodgenoodles)
When the world is plunged into war, a band of ancient warriors makes a lonely stand at the edge of the sea (identified by splodgenoodles)
An entity half formed of living metal descends from the sky to converse with an intelligent mollusc (identified by wwhyte)
Dwarfed by huge apparatus of unknown function, he is stalked by a remorseless predator. As his body is attacked he can not die but mutates against his will into distorted and inhuman forms. (identified by altariel)