StartUp: Season 3

StartUp: Season 3

StartUp: Season 3

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.

2018Rating: TV-MAUSA
CrimeDrama

Streaming (2 Providers)

EPISODE 3.1

Rebranding

An ultimatum from NSA Agent Rebecca Stroud throws Araknet into a paranoid tailspin, forcing Wes to reconsider his financing of the company and Ronald to reevaluate his ties to his friends and his past in... MORE the LH7 gang. Nick, meanwhile, is inspired to take the company to the next level.

EPISODE 3.2

Sweat Equity

Agent Stroud flexes the far-reaching power of the NSA, threatening to derail the lives of Araknet's founders. Ronald struggles with the decision to undermine LH7 in order to keep Araknet safe. Izzy is enjoying her... MORE new life in Cuba until a chance encounter threatens to dredge up the past.

EPISODE 3.3

Guerilla

As Wes scrambles to hide the rest of his cash from Stroud, Ronald and Nick butt heads over how to carry on as co-CEOs. Meanwhile, Izzy finds herself drawn back into the tech underworld, a... MORE choice that will unwittingly put her on a collision course with Araknet’s greatest adversary.

EPISODE 3.4

Depreciation

Agent Stroud extradites Izzy to the states in exchange for her loyalty. Wes must travel to Barcelona to confront someone from his past. As Nick scrambles for a magic bullet to fixing Araknet’s growth gap,... MORE Ronald goes rogue to try and solve some brewing ethics issues.

EPISODE 3.5

Diversification

Wes throws a big party in the hopes of wooing new investors. LH7’s tactics blow back on Ronald’s family. Nick embarks on a secretive mission to save the company. An encounter with someone from Mara’s... MORE past sends her into an emotional tailspin. Stroud urges Izzy to insinuate herself back into Araknet.

EPISODE 3.6

Authentication

As Araknet enjoys an uptick, Nick grows paranoid that his covert plot will be discovered. When Wes decides to bring in an old friend for financing, Mara rebels and reveals a damning secret. Izzy rejoins... MORE ArakNet, but old wounds resurface. Ronald braces for a possible war between LH7 and a rival crew.

EPISODE 3.7

Limited Liability

Araknet receives horrific news, spurring a moral debate within the company and forcing Ronald to undermine Nick. Izzy tries to uncover Stroud’s true motivations while wrestling with her own duplicity. Wes hopes to repair his... MORE relationship with Mara, but simultaneously encourages her to play dirty.

EPISODE 3.8

Profit and Loss

Ronald’s entanglement with LH7 comes home to roost, aggravating his relationship with Nick. With the 100 million-user mark approaching, Nick makes a disturbing choice to protect his own interests. Izzy agonizes over Stroud’s final orders.... MORE Mara sets in motion her own nefarious PR strategy.

EPISODE 3.9

Questionable Costs

Ronald wrestles with the most difficult decision of his life. To Izzy’s horror, the virus she built blows back on Araknet. When Mara finds out what Nick did to Ronald, their relationship teeters on the... MORE edge. Wes’s indictment sends Nick into a downward spiral with biting repercussions.

EPISODE 3.10

Trading Up

Ronald fears the impending blowback from a vindictive LH7. Mara’s ultimate plan comes to fruition, blindsiding Wes and Nick. Stroud reemerges to tie up loose ends, leading to an explosive and deadly season finale.

StartUp: Season 3 / Reviews

We Got This Covered

We Got This Covered

Season 1 review: Ketai has the right headspace, but can't quite make his ambitious vision jell in StartUp.

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IGN

IGN

Season 1 review: Stands a chance of being a decent crime series.

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Variety

Variety

Season 1 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.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Season 1 review: Never seems innovative, only imitative.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

Season 1 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.

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Collider

Collider

Season 1 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.

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Vulture

Vulture

Season 1 review: Just another exploration of underground crime and shady dealings that we've seen a thousand times before...

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IndieWire

IndieWire

Season 1 review: 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

Season 1 review: 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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