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If We Controlled Your Remote… 4/19/16

Have you ever been at a loss as to what to watch? Too many shows to pick from? We’re here to give you our opinions on what we feel is worth watching. Check it out and then let us know in the comments below what you’re choosing for tonight!

Kyle’s Choice

containment419smallTonight, The CW kicks off the new 13-episode limited series, Containment. After a deadly epidemic breaks out in an urban part of Atlanta, the residents in the area are quarantined in order to try to contain the outbreak while the CDC looks for a cure. The series follows the lives of those both inside the quarantine zone, who are struggling to stay alive, as well as those outside, who have been separated by their loved ones. Police officer Lex Carnahan (David Gyasi, Interstellar) learns that his girlfriend Jana (Christina Marie Moses, Starship: Apocalypse) and best friend Officer Jake Riley (Chris Wood, The Vampire Diaries) are trapped inside, along with 17-year-old Teresa (Hanna Mangan Lawrence, Spartacus: War of the Damned) who is 8-months pregnant and separated from her boyfriend Xander (Demetrius Bridges); elementary school teacher Katie Frank (Kristen Gutoskie, Beaver Falls) and her entire class, including her own son; and CDC researcher Dr. Victor Cannerts (George Young, Casualty), who played a major role in the quarantine effort. The series also stars Claudia Black (The Originals, Farscape) as Dr. Sabine Lommers and Trevor St. John (One Life to Live) as Leo Greene.

Containment is a remake of a 2014 Belgian series named Cordon, and comes from executive producers Julie Plec (The Vampire Diaries) and Matt Corman (Covert Affairs). Tonight’s premiere was directed by David Nutter, who also directed the pilots of many other Warner Brothers shows, including Arrow, The Flash, Supernatural, Smallville, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, and more. I’m looking forward to checking out tonight’s premiere. I always enjoy a good virus outbreak story, and this one looks like it could be really good. Though, it’ll probably make me paranoid and have me constantly washing my hands all day at work tomorrow and giving coughing and sneezing coworkers nervous looks!

On tonight’s episode, “Pilot,” a mysterious fatal virus breaks out and leads to part of Atlanta being quarantined in the series premiere of this drama.

To see how the virus gets out, tune in to The CW at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Limitless, The Real O’Neals, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., New Girl, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Grinder, The Flash, and The Night Manager.
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