Questions tagged [suggested-order]

For questions asking about the suggested reading or watching order for a series or franchise. If asking specifically for the chronological ordering, use the [chronological-order] tag instead.

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Watch order for the Netflix Witcher series

I noticed that in addition to season 2 of the show, Netflix is currently promoting other supplemental material as well. I don't know what I ought to watch and when I ought to watch it. Not counting ...
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What order should the 1632verse be read?

Between the novels, the grantville gazettes, the ring of fires collections, plus how the novels splinter into things happening simultaneously but then carrying on…it’s difficult to impossible for ...
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Do you really need to read “The Silmarillion” before reading “The Children of Húrin”, “Beren and Lúthien” or “The Fall of Gondolin”?

The answer to the question In what order should Tolkien's writings on Middle-earth be read? suggests that you should read The Silmarillion and only then go on to read the three "great tales&...
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How do all the short stories and graphic novels fit into the Rivers of London Timeline

What is the suggested reading order for all the Rivers of London material? Where do the short stories from Tales from the Folly fit in chronologically.
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After Civil War, which Spider-Man storylines are required to catch up to Last Remains?

I have read the events of Civil War, and I have the Spider-Man comics for Ends of the Earth which I've also read through. I've recently learnt about Morlun, who appears in later comics, the last of ...
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What to read in History of Middle-earth?

I’m interested in reading some Lord of the Rings books but I’m wondering which ones to start with having to do with History of Middle-earth. Are they all important or can one just read The ...
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What do I read before diving into 2016 Spider-Man/Deadpool crossover comics?

I've wanted to get into the comics side of things so I decided to start with the two characters I know best out of all of them, but I don't know what I should read beforehand. Should I read all of the ...
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Humanx Commonwealth reading order?

There seem to be many different plot lines in Alan Dean Foster's Humanx Commonwealth. Is it sufficient to read each series in publication order, or do I need to switch between series as I read?
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Are the episodes of The Terror (TV series) in chronological order or do they follow the order of the book via flashbacks?

I'm reading The Terror, but also want to see the TV series. The book is really captivating me, and I'm really eager to watch the series too. Clearly I could finish reading the book first, but if the ...
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X-Men Cinematic Universe Viewing Order

Now that The New Mutants film has been released and the next X-Men film will be most likely be MCU and not part of the X-Men Cinematic Universe, I plan on watching all 12 films, but also the 2 tv ...
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About To Re-Watch The Toy Story Franchise, What is the Best Order?

So, the material listed is as follows: Lightyear (Upcoming film) - Meant to be the story of the real Buzz Lightyear that inspired the toy of the same name. Toy Story Toy Story 2 Toy Story 3 Toy ...
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Can I read Rhythm of War, before the rest of The Stormlight Archive or will I be lost [duplicate]

I want to know if I can listen to the Rhythm of War Audiobook, because it's up on Brandon Sanderson's youtube, before I read the rest of The Stormlight Archive. I know there's alot of books in the ...
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Umbrella academy reading order

What is the suggested reading order for the comic books of Umbrella academy? I found the Hazel and ChaCha save christmas on a good deal and bought it before even receiving the Apocalypse Suite series. ...
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Suggested order to read HP Lovecraft [duplicate]

In the help I read a good reason to ask a question is franchise/series reading or viewing order. The thing is, I've bought some of Lovecraft's books for my mother, and she appreciated the first one I ...
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What do I need to watch to understand this character's history in an upcoming episode of "The Mandalorian"?

In The Mandalorian S2 E3, Mando is told to I'm aware this character is a major part of The Clone Wars series listening to friends. Since I have access to all of these episodes I would like to ...
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What am I expected to already know about Captain Pike?

What I already know about Pike I've never seen TOS, so I know Captain Pike mostly from the Kelvin films. However, being a trek fan on the internet, I've gleaned some info hear and there about Pike I ...
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What order should I watch the Digimon Adventure series?

So, as far as I know, the content covering Digimon Adventure is as follows: Digimon Adventure Digimon Adventure 02 Digimon: The Movie Digimon Adventure tri Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna ...
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In what order should I read the Warcraft books?

I've played Warcraft II, Warcraft III, and World of Warcraft. I've even seen the film. Now, I'm interested in the books. Should I just read them in the order that they were published, or is there ...
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Can I skip 'Last Christmas' without losing part of the main story arc?

I have recently been watching the new Doctor Who series and have finished series 8. The platform on which I am watching the series doesn't have the ''Last Christmas'' special which aired following ...
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Does "The Doctor, The Widow, and The Wardrobe" tie into the overall storyline, or can it be skipped?

I have recently been watching Doctor Who (after 2005 series). I have finished season 6 and the platform I am watching it on doesn't have the special, "The Doctor, The Widow, and the Wardrobe"...
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Is Diane Duane's "Deep Wizardry" skippable within the "Young Wizards" series?

My favourite audiobook vendor has all the books in this series, except for the second one, Deep Wizardry. For someone who enjoyed the first one, would skipping to the third be confusing, or are the ...
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What do I need to watch before watching Star Trek: Picard?

Well, before is kinda too late if you get my meaning, but it might help other people, and it can help for a re-watch. I am a late Trekkie, I didn't even watch all the movies if I'm not mistaken. At ...
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How should I read "The Witcher" books? [duplicate]

So, I have just watched the first season of The Witcher on Netflix and I am hooked... I know the series is based on books and video games, and while I probably won't play the games I definitely want ...
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Do any editions of Chronicles of Narnia use the publication order numbering?

It seems that nearly everyone online suggests to read the Chronicles of Narnia in its original intended publication order (see for example the answers on this question), but it also seems that the ...
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Suggested reading order for Adepta Sororitas?

Been enjoying the Adepta centric stories, but they don't bother to list any chronological order on Black Library, so what do you folks suggest ?
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What Would Be The Best Order to Watch the Star Wars Animated Content

The shows I am talking about are: Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars: Rebels, Star Wars Animated Adventures: Droids, Star Wars: Resistance, Star Wars: Ewoks, and Star Wars: Forces of Destiny.
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Viewing requirements for Netflix's The Witcher

Following the overall positive feedback and Henry Cavill's portrayal of Geralt in Netflix's series The Witcher, I look forward to start watching it. However, I haven't read the book on which the ...
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Are we supposed to have some universe knowledge before watching HBO Watchmen?

I've just watched the first episode of HBO's Watchmen, with lots of confusion. A little of online search brought to my attention that the story happens in a sci-fi universe I am unfamiliar with. ...
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What's the recommended reading order for the books in "The Expanse" series?

I've seen the first season of The Expanse, and liked it -- but it's been my experience that the book is always better than the movie/TV series. There are a number of books in that setting; what's the ...
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What should I watch before playing Alien: Isolation?

I know that the game Alien: Isolation is between Alien and Aliens. However, it is from a long time later than those films, so I’m thinking it might have big connections to the prequels or something. ...
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Suggested order for Amazon Prime Doctor Who series

So I'm nearing the end of the fourth season of Doctor Who on Amazon Prime. And I see there's also a David Tennant Special. And then there are also the Christmas Specials. So, other than watching the ...
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Can The Malloreon be read without first reading The Belgariad?

David Edding's series The Malloreon, consisting of five books, is set in the same universe as his prior series, The Belgariad, also consisting of five books. (These books are not small.) Now, I've ...
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Which comic series are the Arrowverse TV shows most inspired by?

I'm a big fan of the current DC Arrowverse television shows (Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow, Black Lightning, and soon Batwoman). Every comic book series is going to have some ...
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What order should I read the Stormlight Archive in? [duplicate]

I have already read Way of Kings and Words of Radiance and I was wondering what I should read next. I heard there are six smaller books that I need to read before reading Oathbringer and have no idea ...
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What is the appropriate reading order for Sword Art Online?

From Googling around a bit I've gotten the impression that: The Light Novels (LNs) are the source material The "Progressive" novels (PNs) expand upon the source material The Manga was adapted from ...
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Which films are required viewing before "Avengers: Endgame"?

My girlfriend is interested in watching Avengers: Endgame on April 24, and as she doesn't have time to see all the MCU movies, I want to re-watch some of them with her in order to watch Endgame ...
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Is there a less fragmented order for watching the Marvel Cinematic Universe before Avengers: Endgame? [closed]

As winter turns to spring, a young nerd's thoughts may turn from the brightly-blossoming trees and unfamiliar sunshine, towards the warm and familiar embrace of a Marvel Cinematic Universe re-watch in ...
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When should the Battlestar Galactica episode "The Plan" be watched with respect to the episode "No Exit"?

I see that the special "The Plan" is generally recommended to be viewed after the episode "No Exit", although I hear it could very well be viewed before that episode, but the reasoning there is ...
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In what Marvel paperbacks do Toad's Brotherhood of Mutants appear?

As far as I know, Toad's Brotherhood of Mutants was first introduced in X-Force and included the characters of Blob, Phantazia, Pyro, and Sauron. I was therefore wondering which paperbacks I should ...
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Can you read Isaac Asimov's Rest of the Robots without reading I, Robot?

How catastrophic is it to read Asimov's "Rest of the Robots" without having read the first book of the robot series: "I, Robot"? If the knowledge gap is too big, is it possible to simply watch the ...
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When should I watch The Sarah Jane Adventures alongside Doctor Who?

I know that there are certain times to watch Torchwood alongside Doctor Who (ie season one finale coincides with the start of "Utopia") but I'm just wondering is there certain times to watch The Sarah ...
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The Risen Empire, by Scott Westerfeld. Was that series ever finished?

Note: my question is specifically about whether this series had a conclusion or not. Not publisher decisions about optimal book length. I was aware of those already. I've read The Risen Empire and ...
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Order of watching Spider-Man movies

What is the order for watching the Spider-Man movies? I tried finding it online, but it included all the "failed projects" and animated TV shows. Could someone please make a list of the (live-action) ...
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X-Men Reading order after 2012?

I have found this complete guide for the reading order of X-Men comics and tie-ins but sadly it stops at the publishing year of 2012. Could anyone tell me the reading order for the next events like ...
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What is the shortest route through the Horus Heresy series?

I have begun reading the Horus Heresy stories in the recommended order: Horus Rising False Gods Galaxy in Flames Flight of the Eisenstein I've also read Fulgrim where the story moves onto Isstan V ...
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What is the Recommended Reading Order For Marvel Noir?

I am currently trying to get caught up on as many Marvel stories as possible and was trying to figure out the recommended reading order for the Marvel Noir timeline. Here are the issues in question: ...
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Suggested reading order of "The Expanse: Origins" graphic novels

I've just discovered about the existence of four graphic novels set in the Expanse universe that tell the story of the four main characters, named Origins. Is there a suggested reading order for ...
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Dragon Age Comics Reading Order

I wish to begin reading the Dragon Age comics but all the reading orders I found online were either about the books or were incomplete. So, what is the correct reading order of the Dragon Age comics?
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I have read Prelude To Foundation, will I miss much if i skip the Forward The Foundation?

I have read the Prelude To Foundation on my phone and I want to continue reading the Foundation Series. The problem is that I can't find a book version of Forward The Foundation, so i'll also have to ...
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Do you need to read Edgedancer before Oathbringer?

I'm listening to the Stormlight Archive series by Brandon Sanderson and next in line is Oathbringer - due for release on the 16/11/2017 (in the UK). I've noticed (via Audible) that there's another ...
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