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By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Medical imagery, blood, gore in well-written outbreak drama.

TV CW Drama 2016
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age 13+

Based on 1 parent review

age 13+

Great Show!

as a very overprotective mother i was not sure about this at first but after watching it over it is great for 13 and up,Nothing too gory i would say and no sexual scenes.My daughter is a cheeky girl and is always watching stuff to old for her,after she showed me this i said no at first but After checking it out me and her watching it often even if the show ended a while ago.all and all this is a perfect show for 13 and up.

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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. The virus that officials are trying to contain in Containment is a type of avian flu; no matter the details, it kills quickly in an Ebola-like fashion. Stranding most of our characters inside a barbed-wire-topped fence is an extra-tense touch. Do the federal agencies guarding the cordon expect everyone inside to die in short order? Why would the disease stop at a chain-link fence? Peppered with intriguing characters who are refreshingly portrayed mainly by people of color, Containment is a bit of briskly paced, smartly written, and addictive, if nightmare-inducing, television.

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