I like Fringe’s title. It’s simple, snappy, and neatly covers the subject matter of the story, which [explores the fringes of people’s personalities through the lens of fringe science](https://www.wired.com/2008/09/qa-the-two-head/). It also calls to mind the right sort of tone for a science fiction series involving powerful, shadowy figures and organizations, i.e., fringe conspiracy theory territory, as well as those on the fringes of society.
To me, the best names not only really nail what the show is about, but are also poetic. I really like Homeland, American Vandal, Bloodline and Six Feet Under, but my favorites are Babylon Berlin and True Detective. Those are the ones you could write whole essays about.
* Buffy the Vampire Slayer – has that awesome pulp ring to it, the perfect mix of cutesy and gory, and perfectly sells the tone of the show (at its peak)
* Halt and Catch Fire – one of those that has that poetic ring to it, and the meaning grows as the show does
* Cowboy Bebop – it’s just the greatest set of syllables. And the melding of the two (that seem like they’d never fit) is perfect
* **King of the Hill** – Excellent play on words, and describes Hank’s never ending struggle to *stay on top* of the wacky situations he encounters.
* **House** – Is the protagonist’s name, simple to remember and has a somewhat eerie tone, but also is a play on words (show is a modern medical version of Sherlock Holmes: Holmes > Homes > House)
* **Black Mirror** – Describes something unsettling and weird when taken literally, but is quite fitting when you realize it’s a reference to what you see when you turn off a television screen, reminding you that the macabre stories of the show are *reflections* of reality/possible future if mankind doesn’t change its relationship with digital technology (I know it’s kind of ham-fisted, but that’s Charlie Brooker lol)