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My 7 year old wants to watch the Star Wars movies. I haven’t seen most of the newer generation ones. Any thoughts on the order he should watch? Some have said release order, others have said episode order. Also, are there any content concerns for a kid in later versions that play into the best order?
 
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My 7 year old wants to watch the Star Wars movies. I haven’t seen most of the newer generation ones. Any thoughts on the order he should watch? Some have said release order, others have said episode order. Also, are there any content concerns for a kid in later versions that play into the best order?
Don't eff with history. Watch them in release order. Record his reaction to the reveal at the end of Empire. My daughter's jaw fell on the floor. If you watch in episode order the best moment in all 9 [11?] movies is wasted.
I also think Eps 4-6 are slightly more kid friendly than Eps 1-3 which followed so that also argues in favor of the release order. Eps 1-3 aren't filled with sex or worse language, or violence. They're just less fundamental good/evil stories and I think kids respond more directly to those. The story arc in 1-3 is complicated, not necessarily in a good way, and ends up with a war where there's no reason to root for either side because they were both manipulated by the same guy and the stormtroopers are fighting for the side with the Jedi for a while at least. Don't start him with that mess.
 

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Don't eff with history. Watch them in release order. Record his reaction to the reveal at the end of Empire. My daughter's jaw fell on the floor. If you watch in episode order the best moment in all 9 [11?] movies is wasted.
I also think Eps 4-6 are slightly more kid friendly than Eps 1-3 which followed so that also argues in favor of the release order. Eps 1-3 aren't filled with sex or worse language, or violence. They're just less fundamental good/evil stories and I think kids respond more directly to those. The story arc in 1-3 is complicated, not necessarily in a good way, and ends up with a war where there's no reason to root for either side because they were both manipulated by the same guy and the stormtroopers are fighting for the side with the Jedi for a while at least. Don't start him with that mess.
This is great, will do, and thanks MG.
 
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My 7 year old wants to watch the Star Wars movies. I haven’t seen most of the newer generation ones. Any thoughts on the order he should watch? Some have said release order, others have said episode order. Also, are there any content concerns for a kid in later versions that play into the best order?
I might skip Rogue One for a seven year old, although personally I think that might be the best of them all judged strictly as a movie and not simply as part of the Star Wars canon. Tons of action, a lot of it brutal, and somewhat of an intense outcome. Might skip 3 for similar reasons, now that I think of it. I'd probably start with 4, 5, and 6.
 
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Don't eff with history. Watch them in release order. Record his reaction to the reveal at the end of Empire. My daughter's jaw fell on the floor. If you watch in episode order the best moment in all 9 [11?] movies is wasted.
I also think Eps 4-6 are slightly more kid friendly than Eps 1-3 which followed so that also argues in favor of the release order. Eps 1-3 aren't filled with sex or worse language, or violence. They're just less fundamental good/evil stories and I think kids respond more directly to those. The story arc in 1-3 is complicated, not necessarily in a good way, and ends up with a war where there's no reason to root for either side because they were both manipulated by the same guy and the stormtroopers are fighting for the side with the Jedi for a while at least. Don't start him with that mess.
I agree with this 100%. I recorded my two older kids watching the big reveal in Episode V, and it remains the single most entertaining video from their early childhood.
 

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I think the machete order makes a lot of sense, but less so for kids. Frankly, a kid (or anybody) wouldn't lose by watching Eps 4-9 in that order and never seeing 1-3. For all the problems of 7-9, they don't have the issue of 1-3 which is that 1-3 is just backstory.
machete order should add the last 2 minutes of rogue one before episode 4 :)

i mean that bad ass vader scene just needs to be appreciated.
 
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Mr. Robot series finale was last night - holy fucking cow, what a ride the entire show was - can't recommend it enough
I thought there was a steep decline after the first 2 seasons.

In the final season, sometimes virtually nothing will happen for a full 5 minutes. There’s slow burn. Mad Men perfected slow burn. But Mr.Robot went too far.
 

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I thought there was a steep decline after the first 2 seasons.

In the final season, sometimes virtually nothing will happen for a full 5 minutes. There’s slow burn. Mad Men perfected slow burn. But Mr.Robot went too far.
Season 3 is one of the greatest seasons in television history.
 

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Not Amazon or Netflix but has anyone seen The Outsider on HBO? Just watched the first two episodes (3rd episode is this Sunday) and wow I’m hooked.
 
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Anyone watch The Witcher ? I enjoyed it. It never quite hits Thrones at it's best level but hopefully it won't fall off the cliff like Thrones at the end either.
I had no idea it was not chronological when I was watching. Took me 2-3 episodes to piece that together. Once I did, it was a fun watch. I read some stuff after and seems it will be chronological going forward. They just needed to do the first season like that to get the storylines going. So I have high hopes for season 2.
 

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Not Amazon or Netflix but has anyone seen The Outsider on HBO? Just watched the first two episodes (3rd episode is this Sunday) and wow I’m hooked.
Yes! Pretty pumped for the rest of the season and like the fact that it's a mini-series. So much more contained and focused than multi-season shows sometimes.

Also, side note - too bad no Watchmen season 2, but that's okay because see above.
 
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Anyone watch The Witcher ? I enjoyed it. It never quite hits Thrones at it's best level but hopefully it won't fall off the cliff like Thrones at the end either.
I had no idea it was not chronological when I was watching. Took me 2-3 episodes to piece that together. Once I did, it was a fun watch. I read some stuff after and seems it will be chronological going forward. They just needed to do the first season like that to get the storylines going. So I have high hopes for season 2.
Agree, I found it enjoyable. Since there are a bunch of books and video games that it is based off of, I feel it won't have that written-story-isn't-finished-so-we-don't-know-where-to-go that GoT had.
adam adam I had the same confusion then sudden realization that it wasn't in chronological order, haha.
I enjoy the medieval fantasy aspect based moreso on Polish culture (writer is Polish) rather than most fantasies that are English-based. Will definitely rewatch it now that I know everyone's name and names of cities/locations. Since they didn't explain it the first 2 episodes were interesting with my lack of knowledge within the Witcher universe.
 
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