I wasn't quite sure what to expect, but the previews I'd seen were interesting. Finally getting to watch the pilot episode, I was pleasantly surprised.
JCVD hasn't had a really good role in quite a while. Lately, it seems that the best work he's done is work poking fun at himself and the trope of 80's Action Hero (See his Split commercials). This is a great example of this. The pilot was pretty well done, though the dialog DID seem a bit too much 80s bad scripting in places. It was cheeky, and fun to watch, and doesn't take itself too seriously.
The various in-jokes at 80s and 90s action franchises are great for those of us who grew up watching the likes of Van Damme, Schwarzenegger, Norris, Willis et al. take on comic-esque baddies around the world.
The energy between the characters was not quite where I'd want it to be, it seemed a bit cold and awkward at times, but again, that's not too far from the action genre this show attempts to poke fun at.
So all in all, I really enjoyed this show. I do hope Amazon makes more episodes and gives JCVD at least one full season to redeem himself. My only fear is that it will fall into a sad formula relying on those in-jokes and easter eggs to get by, rather than creating something new and fresh while maintaining those nods to history to make us old people smile and giggle as we get the jokes younger watchers will miss.