This is an updated list of the films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in order of internal chronology (not release order); including shorts and other releases (feature films are in bold):
Captain America: The First Avenger
Marvel's Agent Carter Season 1
Marvel's Agent Carter Season 2
Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter (short; Iron Man 3 release)
I just read a very good blog post arguing that Machete Order is the best way to watch them:
Next time you want to introduce someone to Star Wars for the first time, watch the films with them in this order: IV, V, II, III, VI.
Notice something? Yeah, Episode I is gone.
The blog post itself goes into a lot more (persuasive) detail about why this is ...
The author himself, Isaac Asimov, wrote in the Author's Note of the Prelude to Foundation that he is providing a guide for those readers that might appreciate it since the books "were not written in the order in which (perhaps) they should be read." Therein, he offers the following chronological order:
The Complete Robot (1982) Collection of 31 Short ...
Unfortunately, Amazon has made a dog's breakfast of Doctor Who, splitting up random Tennant episodes and the Christmas Specials into separate "shows" that should not be separate, splitting out various other miscellaneous items and combining them with unrelated materials, and even putting seasons in the wrong order. There is no difference between "the David ...
From the episode list at The Lurker's Guide to Babylon 5
That list provides the chronological order of the storyline for the episodes as well as the movies, as indicated by JMS. (Some episodes vary slightly with the release dates and the chronological ordering intended)
At the outset, it's important to remember that Doctor Who is not, in general, beholden to its own continuity. Any episode can, and frequently does, change virtually any statement made in a previous episode1. So take any notion of continuity you may have with a TARDIS-sized grain of salt.
Personally I advise watching in release order, because you'll ...
Considering that your child is a 21st-century-born 8 year old girl, I'd suggest the following:
Original Series - Keep for last. She will not relate to the conversational styles, the special effects, the technology or the culture. Also, the main cast consists mostly of older men. One has to develop a taste for Star Trek before one gets into this.
DS9 - Keep ...
I would say order of release. Or in-universe chronologically.
You'd get the same story and it would just be your preference if you liked it better in a different order.
Personally I would go the order of release.
I think that neither published order nor chronological order quite does the series justice. Here's the order I think makes the most sense for maximum enjoyment of the books. You'll notice that I've left some out.
The series was never quite finished, so I feel that a non-linear approach is the best choice here. This allows one to emphasize the building of ...
I would recommend this order:
The Lord of the Rings
The Children of Húrin
Beren and Lúthien
The Fall of Gondolin
The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien
The History of Middle-earth
The Annotated Hobbit (Douglas A. Anderson)
The History of the Hobbit (John D. Rateliff)
I would have to say the order in which they were published. For reference:
Publication order Chronological order
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe The Magician's Nephew
Prince Caspian The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader The Horse and His Boy
The Silver Chair ...
Those novellas are just standalone versions of the book chapters. So don't read them at all.
This does not however cover the novellas in the
Tales of Dunk and Egg series, which are (to date):
The Hedge Knight (First published in the anthology Legends in 1998)
The Sworn Sword (First published in the anthology Legends II in
The Mystery Knight (First ...
I'd like to elaborate on TOS (The Original Series) and TNG (The Next Generation). In general, I'd recommend watching TOS first, but there is a caveat;
You have to be aware that TNG is how Roddenberry actually intended Star Trek to be like. Well, the part of TNG until he died, after that his vision was muddied (to varying degrees) by other people taking over....
Angel series 1 began alongside Buffy series 4, and to watch "as aired" you should alternate from that point, starting with Buffy. However, there isn't so much crossover that you need to; in general if you want to watch in 'spurts' then one DVD of 3-4 episodes at a time will work fine; even 6-7 in later series.
There are a couple of crossover points to ...
It's not necessary to watch the original before the reboot, and to be honest I'd suggest it's a negative. While the two series shares names and some plot arcs, the reboot is a lot more plot intensive and some amazing TV. The original benefits from the rose-tinted glasses of hindsight.
If you haven't watched either, watch the reboot and then decide ...
We recently finished watching each TV series and movies of Stargate. We used Hixie's Stargate Canonical Viewing Order list in order to keep references consistent. We feel it worked incredibly well.
The raw episode + movie order provided is as follows:
Stargate SG-1, episodes 1.1 to 8.2
Stargate Atlantis, episodes 1.1 to 1.15
The Bare Minimum
Captain America: The First Avenger - introduces Steve Rogers and other important characters specifically relevant to his storyline.
The Avengers - introduces the team dynamic, the first meeting of Tony Stark and Steve Rogers, the first real collateral damage by the Avengers which is referenced in Civil War
Captain America: The Winter ...
The Official Marvel Cinematic Universe Viewing Order
This is the intended viewing order by Marvel.
Movies are in bold.
TV shows are in italics.
Important note: TV shows may not be 100% canon with the film
universe, and most TV shows are not connected to the film
universe in any meaningful way. Their placement below does not indicate
importance in the ...
Agents of SHIELD
Phil Coulson is introduced in Iron Man; he also appears in Iron Man 2, Thor, and:
The Avengers, where we learn why Grant Ward is so surprised to learn he's alive
Iron Man 3 introduced us to Extremis; a refinement of Extremis, referred to as Centipede, is the major plot element for the first half of season 1
Thor introduces Lady Sif, who ...
The Hobbit was specifically written with children in mind (although not in any sense dumbed down, just more focused on story). The Lord of the Rings by contrast is a more difficult read, and takes some perseverance to get though. Reading the Hobbit is therefore a good way to work out whether you are likely to enjoy the full LoTR experience. If you don't ...
To understand the film, none.
To understand the jokes, you need to watch or know X-Men Origins: Wolverine and X-Men: Days of Future Past.
Those jokes and all the other references (almost) are listed in this Movies & TV answer. (It’s full of spoilers.)
Colossus's character did appear in X2, X-Men: The Last Stand and X-Men: Days of Future Past, but none ...
I think neither the published order nor the chronological order do the series justice.
I always have recommended the series in the following order:
I, Robot (some lists omit this, but this is really the "origin" story of this universe - The Complete Robot can be substituted here, since it contains the same stories as I, Robot)
The Elijah Baley series (...
Ideally, you should watch them in the order they aired. That is, if you want to get the most coherent story from both shows, you should watch Arrow up through the end of Season 2, then watch alternate episodes of The Flash Season 1 and Arrow Season 3. There is only one time when the shows seem to be significantly out of sync, and it won't make a whole ton of ...
I'm going to assume we're talking post-2005 Doctor Who, as that is the one in conjunction with Torchwood. The order I'd recommend would be:
Season 1 of Doctor Who
Season 2 of Doctor Who
Season 3 of Doctor Who, stopping after Blink
Season 1 of Torchwood
Season 3 of Doctor Who, restarting at Utopia
Season 2 of Torchwood
Season 4 of Doctor Who
Season 3 of ...
neilfein (a user here) directed me to this diagram for a reading order. It can be regarded as the absolute minimum of the books that need to be read for the series to be coherent and make sense. Note that it leaves out a lot of short stories as it's trying to be concise. Also this isn't chronological - it just tries to give you an overall understanding of ...
In theory yes, but it's not recommended.
You should at least know the basic shape of events in the Belgariad before you start the Malloreon. Fortunately, many (all?) editions of the Malloreon start with a prologue/introduction which summarises the Belgariad. So you can learn that overall shape quite easily, but you'd still be missing out on a lot.