I watch Golgoy for two reasons.
1. It is badass. The first episode delivered pretty well in this regard. There weren't quite enough explosions and gunfights but at least his facial expression never changed and he still used his most famous quote "..."
2. It is unintentionally hilarious. His SERIOUS BUSINESS face, the fact that he can please any woman, hit any target, speak any language, and simply that his other name is Duke Togo amuses me to no end.
Episode 1 was not even remotely close to being as hilarious as the movies are and I don't think anything will ever live up. Golgo the Professional had crocodiles, a rapist with a disgustingly long tongue, a hilarious horse riding scene, Golgo shooting a pimp through a building, a priest on a cross, gratuitous sex and a slew of other oddities that must be seen to be believed.
TLDR: It has the appropriate amount of badassery but it needs to be more over the top.