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I was surprised I liked it as much as I did, but I did. Yes, it's derivative of the obvious genre sources, but it's quite honest about it, even acknowledging Indiana Jones in dialogue at one point. Meanwhile, it keeps introducing rather interesting and fun secondary characters (like the American Vatican priest), and being playful about what kind of story it's telling (Nazis! Secret Vatican passages! Ancient Egyptian curses! Hidden cryptic clues to a globe-spanning hunt for ancient secrets!).
And while the plot is obviously absurd and the coincidences plentiful, they acknowledge these genre failures and try to "explain" them as they go, with reasonable obvious broad winks that let the audience play along eyes open.
Being a continuing story rather than an episodic series, they won't be hitting a re-set button at the end of each episode, so it may just be light entertainment worth a summer's watch. I'm in for now.