What is with all these unoriginal number titles?

It seems these days if you have to name a show or movie you may as well just use one vague word then follow that with a number. "Warehouse 13," "District 9," ... "Passenger 57." Anyway you get the point, I don't have to go on listing these titles because you're probably as sick of them as I am.

I know they don't want to go all rogue and give something an outrageous title, but why not? Will naming a new show "Uncle Freddy's Rooster Lounge" really cause any harm? If anything it will attract attention to the program, especially if it's a sci-fi show.

What is with all these damn numbers? I'd expect these names from punk rock bands, but not movies. A band has to continue touring for years if they're lucky and live with the same name at the risk of confusing their fans. A movie, on the other hand, can use a novelty title to attract box office receipts and then just fade into the bargain bin at Wal-Mart.

Always bet on Black!

-Binkie McFartnuggets

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