Containment: Season 1 (2016)

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Critic Consensus: Uninspired performances and pedestrian writing make Containment just another in the long line of disaster movie scenarios we've seen played out countless times before.

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Air date: Apr 19, 2016
2
Air date: Apr 26, 2016
3
Air date: May 3, 2016
4
Air date: May 10, 2016
5
Air date: May 17, 2016
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Air date: May 24, 2016
7
Air date: May 31, 2016
8
Air date: Jun 14, 2016
9
Air date: Jun 21, 2016
10
Air date: Jun 28, 2016
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Part of Atlanta is quarantined when a mysterious fatal virus breaks out, and the race to find a cure coincides with the unearthing of a possible conspiracy.

Critic Reviews for Containment Season 1

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (9)

This is a disaster movie writ large for TV and the simple fact is, it works despite some none-too-subtle turns. You can't help being enthralled by a story you wouldn't want to be a part of.

Apr 19, 2016 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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Containment plods along hitting every expected beat, marching along on a straight line while it desperately needs to take a sudden turn.

Jun 25, 2018 | Full Review…

Despite its flaws-and the buckets of fluids used-I found 'Containment' to be the TV equivalent of a car wreck. It's frightening, but you can't look away.

Apr 25, 2016 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Creepy, gross, and entirely too plausible for comfort, this drama presents a picture of just how easily a major city could be brought to its knees.

Apr 21, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Sigh. We've seen it all before, and we've seen it much better, making us already immune to this weak strain.

Apr 20, 2016 | Full Review…

You have to love a show where the best jump-scares are sneezes. Also Containment is absolutely disgusting. Credit where credit's due!

Aug 29, 2017 | Full Review…

So far Containment hasn't overplayed its cards and remains grounded in telling a coherent and a fairly compelling story.

Apr 19, 2016 | Full Review…

Containment has a reasonably suspenseful pilot as directed by David Nutter. But as the series proceeds, it just becomes more repetitive and tedious.

Apr 19, 2016 | Full Review…

It's no surprise that in our golden entertainment age of Angry Birds: The Movie and Ouija Board: The Movie somebody finally decided to just make Cough, Cough - You're Dead: The Limited Event Series.

Apr 19, 2016 | Full Review…

It's the sort of colorblind casting and writing of female characters as leaders that more shows should follow. Sadly, that revolution is wasted here on a show that is as staid and formulaic as anything else on the tube.

Apr 19, 2016 | Full Review…
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