I started watching Miraculous Ladybug a while ago but never finished it. Whenever I check for episode orders, there are different ones everywhere. I used Google as a guide but I'm not too sure anymore. Could someone please clear this up for me? It's for the US airings by the way.
Different countries have different episode orders. Most episodes, including the specials, are standalone so you can watch them in any order you like but some episodes do have a specific timeline order!
The Origins are the first episodes considering it's the start.
The reason they are shown in different orders in various countries is because Astruc and his team wanted it to be easy to jump in at any point. So even if you missed some episodes you'd easily be able to catch on to what was going on.
Like the others mentioned there isn't a chronological but there are like Mari pointed out specific scenes that provide continuity to the story and Origins will always be the beginning and Volpina the end. It doesn't matter what order you watch then since they are stand alone. But it is fun to see the various ideas people have for timelines and watch them in that order later. I personally like watching shows in chronology but I didn't mind watch Miraculous in the order it was released in my country. It's fun either way.
Fortunately we are in luck for Season 2 because it's supposed to be released in chronological order! Should be fun! But yeah Season 1 is stand alone no specific order but plenty of clear are in episodes that there is an order it's just never been officially released yet.
So, if I were to create a guide for me and my friends to watch the correct order of episodes, do I go with the American air dates or the original French air dates? So far, I've been using the French ones, but it doesn't correlate to the Netflix releases. Any advice?
I'm sure the original producers had their artistic reasons for placing Origins at the end of season one, but art is not science. By its very nature, art is open to interpretation and my interpretation of this series differs in that regard,
Origins in no way spoils any of the other 24 episodes, so I see no reason not to place them at the beginning, and Volpina should most certainly be last.
Aside from that, I would simply follow the American order of release except where it may vary from what MariChatón218 posted near the top of the thread.
On that note, thank you, Mari. You saved me a bit of work trying to sort out the chronological order for posting on my own site. Nice job and much appreciated.