Early thoughts on The CW’s Containment

Last week saw the premiere of a brand new The CW TV show titled Containment, a show that basically takes us to the outbreak of a lethal pandemic that doesn’t turn people into zombies, but it simply kills them with a 100% effectivity. At least so far.

I didn’t know what to expect from this show at the beginning. I covered the very first trailer for it back in 2015 when it was showed, and given how I love those sort of apocalyptic disasters stories, I kinda wanted to watch it. Last week, Containment premiered and I can say that I wasn’t disappointed at all.

The story of the show is simple: one person arrives to the city with a highly contagious decease that transmits through body fluids such as saliva, mucus, etc. He is checked at the city hospital by a doctor, who gets sick as well. Her symptoms are those of a decease that isn’t known yet, and she gets worse by the minute. Those who got in touch with her also got sick, which raises the alarm.

They find patient zero, put his family on quarantine, he dies. The doctor and her boyfriend die too. CDC, FBI, and every single important organization get involved and they decide to put this city in quarantine, so they put a fence throughout its entire perimeter, disallowing anyone to get in, or out. How to be sure if someone outside is infected? That’s the best question you can ask, and the answer is scary: they can’t.


This clearly sets the mood for the entire series. It is a totally plausible scenario where someone gets sick of something that can kill everyone, gets in touch with others, they get sick and spread the decease around, something like what happens in Plague Inc.

The drama of this show comes from the fact that the main characters, who work together in the police force, are trapped in separate sides of the fences, and the one who is inside is there because his friend sent him there just before the outbreak was discovered.

There are many other elements going on in here: a couple of couples having issues and being separated by the fences, a teacher who got caught in the most dangerous zone of the city with a whole bunch of eleven-years old kids, a pregnant girl who has issues with her mother…as you can see, there are a lot of sub-plots to keep us all entertained.

Tonight officially airs the second episode of the show; however, I’ve already watched it, and that’s what made me write this article. Let me know what do you think about this show!


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