Brittani from Rambling Film has had two killer ideas for A to Z lists: movie and tv episode titles. The first was a blogathon that I still would like to be a part of (can I, Brit?); the latter is not a web event but Brittani has kindly allowed me to make my own list – and I am thrilled because episode titles are one of the weird little things that I love noticing. This list really is about the names and not the episodes themselves, so quality of title doesn’t always reflect the quality of the episode itself. I find that the opposite is more frequent, though, as titles are usually pretty average sounding.
One last note to say that I tried to refrain from picking titles that are taken from music/books/etc. (except when they are puns), such as Meditations in an Emergency and Smoke Gets In Your Eyes, which are two killer titles, but can’t be credited to Mad Men. I made an exception for True Blood because I get the impression the songs in question were often picked precisely for their titles. I also included runner-ups because I’m that interested (to say in love would sound dramatic right) in this stuff.
Jose Chung’s ‘From Outer Space’, The X-Files
*episodes I haven’t seen