“StartUp” follows Nick Talman (Brody), the son of a money launderer, who helps out his father by investing the laundered money in a tech startup in an effort to hide his father’s crimes. Nick soon finds himself targeted by the FBI as a result of his dirty dealings. The series co-stars the likes of Martin Freeman, Edi Gathegi and Otmara Marrero, so the pedigree is top-notch.
This is one case in which critics and viewers wildly disagree on the merits of the series. On Rotten Tomatoes, the first season of “StartUp” has a Tomatometer score of just 36%, but a high 90% audience rating. With audiences loving it so much, it makes sense the show’s gaining so much traction on Netflix. One Rotten Tomatoes user, Ovid, wrote an audience review, declaring, “The ‘critics’ got it wrong on this one. Absolutely amazing first season of an absolutely amazing show.” Other fans call it “addictive” with a “gripping” narrative.
Middling critics’ reviews or not, this kind of enthusiasm from viewers gives you more than enough reason to check out “StartUp.”