“Containment” is an American drama limited series based on “Cordon,” which is a Belgium-Dutch show. This unsettling, suspenseful series shows the residents of the city waging a battle against a powerful pathogen while holding onto hope for a cure. Sounds like something currently going on doesn’t it?
This raging disease corresponds with the coronavirus: the social distancing, the demand for a cure, the requirement to wear a mask, the condition of people dying left and right, and the shutting down of everything. This drama stars Chris Wood who plays Jake and Kristen Gutoskie who plays Katie along with David Gyasi who plays Alex and Chistina Moses who plays Jana. The series follows the two couples through all the hardship this virus is causing them and how they manage to stay together through everything.
This show was first released April 19, 2016 on the CW network being later streamed on Netflix. Surprisingly, this series was released before coronavirus was even heard of which is pretty freaky since the show focuses on a lot of issues that are currently happening. Viewers were quite shocked with how this series played out and how many emotions were displayed throughout. According to Google reviews, “Containment” is rated an overall 4.6 out of 5 and 94% of people liked this TV show. Most people stated things along the lines of: “This show is packed with emotions and will definitely make you laugh, cry, love, and hate everything that goes down,” (Hdez 1).
A friend who had fallen in love with it recommended that I watch the show so I decided to give it a chance. As I began to watch, I started to relate more and more things with the coronavirus. It is truly fascinating to think that this show came out before covid occurred because of the way the virus starts in the show and how it spreads is definitely way more intense and gory compared to Coronavirus. I most certainly did laugh, cry, love, and hate everything that was happening. It was truly a tragedy, but a very interesting one. I personally rate it a 4 out of 5 and would most definitely recommend it as a perfect show to binge watch during quarantine as it sheds some light as to what’s happening around us.