StartUp: Season 1

StartUp: Season 1

StartUp: Season 1

A hacker, a desperate banker, and a gang lord trying to go legit are forced to work together and unwittingly create their version of the American dream - organized crime 2.0.

2016Rating: TV-MAUSA
CrimeDrama

Streaming (2 Providers)

EPISODE 1.1

Seed Money

When Miami tech visionary Izzy Morales fails to attract funding for her new cryptocurrency GenCoin, financier Nick Talman funnels dirty money from his embezzling father. Meanwhile, gangster Ronald Dacey finds his money is missing, while... MORE cynical FBI agent Phil Rask hunts for Nick’s father.

EPISODE 1.2

Ground Floor

After Ronald threatens Nick and Izzy, they scramble to return his money in cash. Agent Rask's new partner Maddie arrives just in time to ramp up efforts to track Nick's father, Andy Talman. With gang... MORE violence in Little Haiti bearing down on his family, Ronald rethinks Izzy's GenCoin pitch.

EPISODE 1.3

Proof of Concept

Nick, Izzy and Ronald's fundraising is off to a slow start, but Ronald spots an opportunity with a neighborhood VIP. Rask and Maddie catch wind of GenCoin just as Andy tells Nick the truth about... MORE Rask. Nick makes a promising business connection.

EPISODE 1.4

Angel Investor

Nick makes the pitch of a lifetime, reviving GenCoin. Rask and Maddie’s partnership takes a surprising turn just as Rask forms an unlikely alliance. Ronald gets pulled into a wave of violence with his gang.

EPISODE 1.5

Buyout

As Rask slides into a pit of violence and corruption, he fights to regain control. Nick and Izzy absorb a devastating blow to GenCoin. Ronald takes a risk with the company pitch.

EPISODE 1.6

Bootstrapped

Rask is forced clean up his mess. Izzy reaches out to an old classmate and finds a promising lead. Taylor’s discovery of Nick’s predicament places GenCoin in serious jeopardy. In the face of disaster, Ronald... MORE has a burst of inspiration.

EPISODE 1.7

Valuation

A struggling GenCoin finds a way to set up shop, but Ronald’s plan to put some money in their pockets backfires. An anxious Rask must field questions from his fellow agents. Izzy follows up on... MORE an ambitious lead.

EPISODE 1.8

Pro Rata

GenCoin lands a major investor, Alex Bell, who has sketchy ties. Rask makes an opportune discovery about Nick. As Ronald’s status in the gang changes, his son Touie is faced with an agonizing decision.

EPISODE 1.9

Hostile Takeover

Rask hurries to tie up loose ends. Alex drops a bombshell on GenCoin, forcing Izzy into a compromising position. Nick and Ronald bond over their new predicament. Izzy takes a stand, only to find herself... MORE on the wrong side.

EPISODE 1.10

Recapitalization

In the season finale, Nick and Izzy hash out their differences. Nick has an ace up his sleeve, leading to a shocking new ally for GenCoin. Rask is faced with the brutal truth about Alex.... MORE The Morales family is blindsided by tragedy.

StartUp: Season 1 / Reviews

We Got This Covered

We Got This Covered

Ketai has the right headspace, but can't quite make his ambitious vision jell in StartUp.

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IGN

IGN

Stands a chance of being a decent crime series.

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Variety

Variety

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.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Never seems innovative, only imitative.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

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.

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Collider

Collider

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.

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Vulture

Vulture

Just another exploration of underground crime and shady dealings that we've seen a thousand times before...

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IndieWire

IndieWire

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

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Boston Globe

Boston Globe

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.

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