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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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Is there an official Marvel Cinematic Universe viewing order?

I'm planning on rewatching the currently-released 5 Marvel films prior to seeing The Avengers. Has Marvel released any sort of official viewing order? Captain America seems like the hardest one for ...
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In what order should the Star Wars movies be watched?

Please don't lynch me, but I've never sat through an entire Star Wars film. I'm aware that the 3 (new) films are technically prequels, but I feel strange watching 3 new films then 3 old films? Do I ...
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In which order should I start watching Star Trek?

I don't know anything about Star Trek except for the fact that it's about spaceships. In this question the person only wanted to watch the TV series. I want to watch every movie and TV series there ...
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What order should Asimov's Foundation series be read in?

I believe that Asimov himself recommended reading them in chronological order, however I read them in the order that they were published and think that this is the best way to do it. What is the ...
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In what order should Tolkien's writings on Middle-earth be read?

I've already read The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, which I assume would be the best start in any case. I also got about halfway through The Silmarillion several years ago and am quite familiar ...
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What is the recommended viewing order for young first-timers to watch Star Trek TV episodes and movies?

Some things are best read/viewed in the order of release, regardless of chronology. Some works are better taken in a sequence that reflects the order of the events represented. And for some others, ...
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In what order should I watch Flash and Arrow TV Shows?

The two TV shows Arrow and The Flash cross over (or so I'm told). I've only been watching Arrow so far, and Barry Allen has just turned up. Do I need to start watching Flash episodes? What order do ...
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What's the recommended reading order of the Ender Wiggin books?

The series that starts with Ender's Game has a parallel series that starts with Ender's Shadow. The graph of the timeline is... well... complicated. Does it make more sense if you read them in the ...
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What is the viewing order for CW's DC shared universe?

As I understand it the following shows all take place in the same shared universe: Arrow Flash Constantine Vixen Legends of Tomorrow Supergirl (confirmed) The Flash (1990) Freedom Fighters: The Ray ...
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What order should the Babylon 5 movies and series be watched in?

Can someone tell me what order should the Babylon 5 movies be watched, so as to get the best out of them as a whole while watching the series? I know that release date isn't the best way to do this ...
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In what order should I watch the various Stargate TV Series?

I am unfamiliar with the (multiple) Stargate shows and films, other than the movie which I saw a while ago. I want to try watching the series to see if it is something that I like. What are the non-...
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Where should I start with Star Trek? (TV series only, not the movies) [duplicate]

I haven't seen any of the stuff in the Star Trek franchise, except for one of the movies, and now I want to remedy the situation. I am not interested in the movies, just the TV series. However, since ...
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What is the viewing order of the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica?

I have watched a few random episodes of BSG here and there and really enjoyed it, but now I want to do it right. I want to go back to the start, and watch it all the way through. I understand there ...
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Asimov - Start with Foundation or Robots

I want to start and (this time) finish the two Asimov series I have: the Foundation books (Trilogy in fact) and the Robots cycle. Is there a particular order between those two series or are they ...
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Reading order for Cosmere series by Brandon Sanderson

My entry into Brandon Sanderson's works is Mistborn Trilogy, I finished and loved it. Then I got to know that many of his series are connected and happen in the same universe - Cosmere. Next I started ...
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What episodes of Doctor Who should I watch first? [closed]

My question is related to the one about what older episodes to watch, but comes from a total beginner's point of view. I've heard wonders about Doctor Who and I've become interested in watching it. ...
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Game of Thrones: Alternate reading order for Books 4 and 5?

I'm still working my way through the third book, but as I understand it, books four and five (A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons) occur at the same time -- both picking up immediately after A ...
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Reading order of “A Song of Ice and Fire”

I've become hooked on HBO's A Game of Thrones, so I was going to read the books. However, I'm a little confused as to which order to read them since there are novellas based on chapters of the novels. ...
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What order should the books in the Percy Jackson universe be read in?

There are several dozen novels, short stories and other works set in the same world as Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson and the Olympians. Many of them aren't released chronologically in relation to each ...
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Where to start with the Star Wars books?

I love my sci-fi books, but have never read any of the Star Wars novels. Having looked around there seem to be countless different plots, characters, alternative universes... so I have never picked ...
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In what order should I read the X-men comics?

This question is about 2000-2010, but I want to start from the very beginning. I know that Uncanny X-Men is the first one, but there are so many after them. In what order should I start reading them?...
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X-Men Story/Chronology 2000 - 2010

I used to be a big fan of the comics, and I am really interested in getting back in. Where should I start reading from 2000 to 2010, there are so many different side stories now I find it really ...
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What is the suggested viewing order for The Clone Wars?

I've read that the TV show Star Wars: The Clone Wars did not air in chronological order. Is there a consensus or authority on the recommended viewing order? Are there any benefits to watching it in ...
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Which Marvel TV episodes are related to the MCU movies?

I've kept up to date with the movies from the MCU, but I am grossly out of date with the TV series, of which I think there is only Agent Carter (not as relevant for the movies I think, besides that ...
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Where to start if I want to get into certain DC comics?

I'm a Marvel boy to the core. Never really read anything outside of the Marvel Universe other than a few things here and there of DC. Now that some DC movies are getting made, I wanted to get into ...
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Suggested starting place for Ghost in the Shell

As the title suggests, I want to start watching Ghost in the Shell. But I have seen many different ones and dont know if they're all part of the same series etc. What are some suggestions for where ...
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Should I read 'Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel' before going to see Star Wars: Rogue One?

I have acquired a copy of Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel (in a game of chance) and I'm due to see Rogue One: A Star Wars Story on opening weekend. Has there been any specific advice offered (by Disney) ...
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What's the best order to read HP Lovecraft's novels?

I've always been interested in the Cthulhu mythos and I wanted to get into HP Lovecraft's books. What is the best book to start with? I know that Cthulhu was first mentioned in Lovecraft's Call of ...
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In what order should Buffy and Angel be watched?

I had the luxury of watching Buffy and Angel when they were on television, when it was impossible for me to mess up the viewing order. Now that I'm introducing it to some friends (and we're coming up ...
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Where to start reading The Batman?

I've recently gotten into comic books and I'm interested in reading the Batman comics. I have no idea where to start. I've seen all of the live action Batman movies so I pretty much know origin ...
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What is the best place to start Warhammer 40k?

I've got three omnibus books containing 9 total Warhammer 40,000 stories. Before I mention which ones I've got, which book would you recommend as a good place to start the series?
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What is the proper viewing order of the DC Animated Universe?

The DC Animated Universe consists of many shows. Is there a "proper" viewing order? More than one possible recommended order? Chronological order? Or are there enough overlaps to make it worth ...
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How should I read the Star Wars books? [duplicate]

I've been a fan of the Star Wars movies since I was a kid, but I've never read any of the books. Every time I've thought about reading them, I change my mind because there is so many books, I don't ...
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What is the order/timeline for Iain M. Banks “Culture” novels?

I just finished Surface Detail by Iain M. Banks....I'm hooked and have a couple of questions on the Culture novels: Is there an order to the novels (preferred or otherwise) ? What is the timeline ...
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Reading order for Wolverine's history

I want to learn the history of Wolverine from the beginning. What comic issues should I read and in what order to understand how he became what he is (what he actually is) and he came to the present ...
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Reading order for Dragonlance?

I wanted to try out more of Weis and Hickman's works(I liked the Deathgate Cycle very much), and I decided to do it with Dragonlance. Since there are a lot of books in the series, can somebody clarify ...
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Reading Order of the Malazan Books

I'm about to start my journey into the world of Malazan and to my despair I've found that the series consists of the following series: The Malazan Book of the Fallen (10 books) The Tales of ...
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What order should the Chronicles of Narnia books be read in?

I've heard a lot of good things about C.S. Lewis's series "The Chronicles of Narnia." But I don't know what order I should read them in. Should I read them in the order they were written/published, or ...
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In what order should Justice League movies be watched?

I've caught up with the Justice League and Justice League Unlimited TV Show. I intend to start watching the Justice League movies as well. What is the suggest viewing order for the Justice League ...
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Which X-Men movies should I watch before Deadpool?

I want to watch Deadpool, but I have heard the character has appeared in X-Men series too. My question is, if I watch X-Men before Deadpool, will it enhance my interest in the Deadpool character?
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How can I catch up with the story in Magic: the Gathering?

I'm trying to figure out how far back I need to go to get the full picture of the current Magic: the Gathering story. There's a full list here which seem to be split into various cycles not all of ...
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Will I be able to follow the story if I skip The Next Generation & watch Deep Space 9 directly?

Star Trek: Enterprise is the last TV series, but I've watched it first because it shows initial story (2100s). I've just finished watching season 4 of Star Trek: Enterprise. For 2200s, I've watched ...
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Do I need to watch Arrow before I watch The Flash?

This question provides a list of The Flash and Arrow episodes and the way that they crossover from time to time, and mostly seems to be concerned with the order in which to watch Arrow and The Flash. ...
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Is there a reading order for Zenescope's Grimm Fairy Tales?

I've just started finally reading this series and have the first two TPBs. I'm thoroughly hooked and I see there is a ton of of various GFT titles that have been done and also currently going. I have ...
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Are there any significant plot elements in Fantastic Beasts that will be missed if I haven't seen the Harry Potter films?

I have read all seven Harry Potter books, and The Cursed Child1, but I've only watched the first two movies. Do I have to watch all eight movies in order to fully understand the significant plot ...
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Recommended order for the Larry Niven “of Worlds” books?

I just finished Larry Niven's Destroyer of Worlds then picked up Betrayer of Worlds and Fleet of Worlds at the library. A quick check of the dust jacket synopsis doesn't clue me in as to which order I ...
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I need to start reading Lucifer comics, but I am having trouble figuring out where to start

Do I read the Sandman stuff, or do I jump right into the main comics? Because I really want to maintain continuity, what's the right sequence to ensure that I get every bit of the story?
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Recommended order of Ringworld novels

Larry Niven's novel Ringworld is, according to wikipedia, "followed by three sequels, and preceded by four prequels". 1) Is it a good idea to read all of them (or is there another Star Warsgate ...
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How should I overlap the viewing of Doctor Who and Torchwood?

Torchwood is a spin off of Doctor Who. I read somewhere there is some relation between some episode of both series. How should I coordinate the viewing of both series?
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As a newly minted Doctor Who fan, which DVDs of the older episodes should I start with? [closed]

I never paid much attention to Dr. Who while growing up, but have become addicted to it with the BBC reboot over the last few years. Now I'm interested in going back to see what I missed. So I went ...