Because the TV show was only broadcast dubbed to French in the 1990s, and I have always boycotted dubbing, I never managed to catch more than the odd episode.
I therefore can't compare the film and the series, which is probably just as well.
Especially as this film kind of made me regret having missed out on the series.
Not that it was in any way hilarious, but it did contain : Aging ladies disrespecting just about every rule in the book, a Jean-Paul Gaultier cameo, a 'Some Like It Hot'-pastiche, a few funny jokes and a plot! Could have been so much worse.