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.
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.
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.