Magic Tech is basically Hardison’s whole schtick. You either accept that the show takes place in a sci-fi universe where Hardison has access to Clarke’s Law levels of technology, or you don’t buy the show.
Beyond that, I’ve seen it described as “competence porn”, which is a pretty good description. Sophie’s gift for grift and cold-reading is magical. Elliot is Captain America in a world of Hydra goons. Parker has super-human agility. And they all have utterly ridiculous levels of knowledge related to their specialties.
They’re super-heroes. Pretty much literally. Since I enjoy super-hero shows, I enjoy the hell out of Leverage.
Three episodes in, and, so far, they’ve all been mid-level Leverage episodes. Maybe even slightly below. But, again, I love Leverage, so I’m perfectly happy with mid-level Leverage.
Harry’s New Orleans accent seems to come and go from scene to scene. Which kind of makes sense - he’s a corporate lawyer, so maybe he’s deliberately suppressing his accent and affecting an “American Broadcast” accent, but isn’t always successful? But I’m pretty sure it’s nothing that ambitious - Noah Wylie is trying for a subtle New Orleans accent instead of a broad caricature, which is a good call, but he doesn’t seem quite able to hold it.
Having two new members of the crew allows the show to put in a lot of organic exposition, with the old hands explaining things to the newbies (and not incidentally the audience). So far, they haven’t abused it - they’ve been using it pretty seamlessly.
It’s pretty clear that much if not all of the filming was done under COVID restrictions. Every scene has only a handful of actors. Even scenes, like a pop-up rave or a casino heist, that should have dozens or hundreds of extras. It’s usually not too noticeable, but it’s occasionally glaringly and distractingly obvious.