Containment: Season 1 (2016)


Season 1
Containment

Critics 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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Critic Ratings: 20

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User Ratings: 161
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Episodes

1
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
6
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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Tv Season Info

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…
Top Critic

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…

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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Undemanding viewers (not a judgment) may find Containment diverting.

Apr 19, 2016 | 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 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…

Serviceably if not excitingly adapted.

Apr 19, 2016 | 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…

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…

Audience Reviews for Containment: Season 1

  • Nov 08, 2019
    Worth watching. For it's genre and steering away from zombies was well done! The characters and acting was terrific even though I've never heard of these actors or actresses. One scene made me love this show even more! But I don't want to spoil just watch, you may not be fully satisfied but it will be worth it.
  • Mar 12, 2019
    Nothing but racist propaganda
  • Feb 19, 2019
    The opening scene of this show had me so excited. I thought it would be another Walking Dead. Crumbs of exciting scenes and a pretty good storyline kept me engaged enough to complete the season. The production, acting, and character development were pretty descent, but this show annoyed the heck out of me. I though it would be a true thriller, but it's really just another sappy, typical, B show. There are lots of mushy scenes that were accentuate by sappy music that lasted way too long. I really want to like this show, but no. I have never written a movie or show review, but I was so disappointed that I needed to get it off of my chest. If you're looking for horror, suspense, or gore this is not the show for you. If you want to feel sappy or enjoy the heartbreak aspect of catastrophic events, then you may enjoy it.
  • Jan 14, 2019
    This was actually a good show. Hopefully netflix picks it up.
  • Oct 24, 2018
    very good show, great use of music the plot might be the reason why i would give it a 4.5/5 If only the plot hole could be fixed with season 2 but its cancelled..
  • Aug 16, 2018
    An addictive drama, which got me wanting more after every episode! Containment brings constant blood, fighting and violence. The only down-point is the series got cancelled after Series 1, which leaves the show on a cliffhanger.
  • Jul 30, 2018
    wooden and uninspired performances, easy to see why it was not renewed.
  • Mar 26, 2018
    I really enjoyed containment. Mad they wont be coming out with a season two
  • Feb 19, 2018
    this show is awesome i wish they would make a second season! :(
  • Jan 06, 2017
    One of the bestter plague shows/movies. Good characters, realistic story arc, bit of a cliffhanger ending.

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