I'll go according to the popular vote and watch the series episodes (in the correct order, thanks much!) and then watch the movie.
I was at a party this past weekend, and I watched the first 15 minutes of the movie. I decided that I wanted to watch the series first, since I hadn't seen any of it...but those 15 minutes definitely got me interested!
I'll post again when I've watched some of the episodes. Thanks again for all your help!!