Originally posted by @divegeester
You sir are the worst kind of Star War fanatic; ones with weirdly hugely appetites but with no taste. TPM is rubbish as are the next two, apart from some of Palpatine's scenes near the end of the third one.
Start with Star Wars: A New Hope, then proceed to The Empire Strikes Back, then stop. Then watch Rogue One as a reprise, then stop. End of advi ...[text shortened]... dit: Return of the Jedi represents the beginning of the decline of Lucas into gaga-goo-goo land.
Return of the Jedi was a fitting end to the first trilogy. Vader was dead, along with the Emperor, and the New Republic was free to start charting their own destiny. I was a bit disappointed that there weren't more scenes of celebration across the known planets at the end, though.
The second trilogy, or 1 through 3, I thought was good, even with Hayden Christensen's over-emotive bad acting. I enjoyed seeing a young Obi-Wan, who, through other books in the timeline, I knew was an expert swordsman (his fight with Darth Maul was as good as it gets) and a hero of the old republic. Watching the Clone Wars come about was awesome, and right now, I'm working my way through the animated 'Clone Wars' on Netflix. About 2/3 of the way through 6 seasons' worth, and it's just good Star Wars. And this was all well before A New Hope.
As for order, I'd say, to keep the timeline in order, one should watch Rogue One, and then A New Hope, since the latter begins right where the former ends.