Just watched the first two episodes.
I think I’d say “fairly fun” rather than “lots of fun”, but otherwise I agree.
The boss lady is indeed deaf - she’s a character from the comics - I won’t spoil it, other than to say that having her bossing the Track Suit Mafia diverges significantly from the comics version but in a way that makes sense as a different spin on the character. Clint’s combat-induced hearing loss is also taken from the comics (although in the comics it was a single incident, not generalized trauma).
So far, I think the only hearing characters we’ve seen using ASL are Bart’s son, Nate, who is probably learning it to better communicate with his now-hearing impaired father, and the Track Suit Mafia Big Goon, who seemed to only have a clumsy command of a couple of signs, to communicate with his deaf boss. Seems about right to me.
Yeah, that’s what I thought, too. Especially Ronin, Jr.'s first fight, where the goons often seemed to just…pause. For several seconds. For no reason. On the other hand, the Track Suit Mafia are obviously supposed to be kind of comic relief, not ninjas or HYDRA. But still, a bit disappointing in an MCU action series.
I’m thinking maybe that’s on purpose? He’s just a little too obvious as the bad guy? Armand Duquesne might not have been the bad guy in his argument with Kate’s mom - it actually sounded kind of like she might have been threatening him. Jack Duquesne might be a bit of a red herring - Kate’s mom just might actually be the real bad guy - the wealthy head of an elite private security corporation is rarely the good guy…
Also, in the comics
Jack Duquesene / The Swordsman was a rogue, not really an evildoer, and vacillated between being a generally honorable and even likeable supervillain and a bad-boy superhero.
Yeah, and even though everyone seems to recognize him in every single other scene - he is one of the most famous men in the world and doesn’t have a secret identity - somehow no one recognizes him in the fireman gear. Maybe everyone around actually did see him and recognize him and knew what he was doing the whole time, but no one wanted to embarrass him by pointing out how dumb his plan was, and, well, he is an Avenger, and he probably could have just asked to see the scene, so everyone just let him and pretended not to notice?
I haven’t seen True Grit, but otherwise, 100% agree with both of these comments.
I thought they were pretty much exactly goofy enough.