StartUp: Season 1 (2016)

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Season 1
StartUp

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StartUp is a LetDown.

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Critic Ratings: 14

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User Ratings: 258

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Episodes

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Air date: Sep 6, 2016
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Cast

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 (14) | Top Critics (8)

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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Despite strong work by its actors, StartUp is just another exploration of underground crime and shady dealings that we've seen a thousand times before on film and television.

Aug 26, 2019 | 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…
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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…
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The drama is not a venture I recommend you invest in.

Aug 27, 2019 | Full Review…

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…

Eager to tackle relevant topics, creator Ben Ketai has the right headspace, but can't quite make his ambitious vision jell in StartUp. As such, series standouts Martin Freeman and Edi Gathegi are left to clean up a mess that cannot be undone.

Sep 2, 2016 | Rating: 4/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for StartUp: Season 1

  • Jun 23, 2020
    Good theme, Bad tastes; No gutes, sorry. Better rewrite it.
  • Feb 01, 2020
    Fast paced storyline with excellent acting.
  • Jan 28, 2020
    Great show,always changing and developing characters. Looking forward to season 4!
  • Dec 08, 2019
    Tried to hard to bond together a group of misfits through sex and fear. Overall the plot in laughable, relying on hot bodies so the audience will overlook the absence of substance and keep watching to see who is having sex with who.
  • Nov 18, 2019
    We got hooked from the first episode, Nick, Izzy, Ronnie and FBI agent Rusk the best!
  • Oct 25, 2019
    Slow to start but built into a good entertaining series. Later seasons get better.
  • Oct 24, 2019
    Acting in this series is really good !! Worth the watch.
  • Jun 13, 2019
    A slow start but then completely riveting.
  • Mar 16, 2019
    Great. Waiting for season 4.
  • Feb 15, 2019
    Great tv show! Things happenings fast, few actors are well know and the new one doing pretty good job! Was looking for new great show and find it!

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