StartUp: Season 1 (2016)



Critic Consensus: StartUp is a LetDown.


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Air date: Sep 6, 2016
Air date: Sep 6, 2016
Air date: Sep 6, 2016
Air date: Sep 6, 2016
Air date: Sep 6, 2016
Air date: Sep 6, 2016
Air date: Sep 6, 2016
Air date: Sep 6, 2016
Air date: Sep 6, 2016
Air date: Sep 6, 2016

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Martin Freeman
as Phil Rask
Adam Brody
as Nick Talman
Otmara Marrero
as Izzy Morales
Edi Gathegi
as Ronald Dacey
Wayne Knight
as Benedict Blush
Aaron Yoo
as Alex Bell
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Critic Reviews for StartUp Season 1

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (7)

There are also far too many shows like StartUp... that echo elements of past TV hits, from the heat-wave setting of Burn Notice to the moral opacity of The Shield, without... offering any sense of creative independence or innovation.

Sep 6, 2016 | Full Review…

Freeman, though, is something to see (especially for fans), and there are just enough memorable moments to keep "StartUp" out of the red.

Sep 6, 2016 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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Its first few episodes set up a complicated plot that, if it can break free from convention and its clunky dialogue, might be worth investing in.

Sep 16, 2016 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

[It] is kind of a mess.

Sep 6, 2016 | Full Review…

In the show's first episode, every major character is shown in a gratuitous sex scene, as though the idea was, well, if the viewers don't buy this GenCoin thing, maybe they'll stick around for the sex. We'll see how that pays off for StartUp.

Sep 6, 2016 | Full Review…

If it can keep the characters front and center and not fall back on the GenCoin gimmick too much, it stands a chance of being a decent crime series.

Sep 6, 2016 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

As the show focuses more on the strength of its breakneck storytelling, it's becoming not just the best reason to try Crackle, but one of the more promising new streaming series of the year.

Sep 6, 2016 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

StartUp is trying to meld the high-finance sheen of series like Billions with the gee-whiz digital jargon of, say, Scorpion, but it never seems innovative, only imitative. The casting, however, is refreshing, even if the plot strains credulity.

Sep 6, 2016 | Full Review…

It seems clear that Start Up wants to be a kind of Mr. Robot, but in the attempt reveals that the USA show's success isn't about a collection of buzzwords but about vision and style.

Sep 6, 2016 | Full Review…
Top Critic

An interesting setup, a fresh backdrop and a strong cast will only go so far when you have to explain and re-explain your premise to the point where it goes from intriguing to laughable.

Sep 3, 2016 | Full Review…

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