Maybe it is because I am obsessed with plagues? Or maybe it’s because I worked in the area that is quarantined in Containment. Whatever it is, I am obsessed with this horrifying CW drama that debuts at 9p tonight.
A patient comes into the hospital with a cold, and hours later his doctor is sick and coughing up blood. She isn’t the only one, so is her boyfriend and anyone who came in contact with them. This unknown virus, which has never been seen before, is 100% fatal. Also if you come in contact with someone who has it, you will show symptoms within hours and die a few hours after that.
The CDC is located a few miles away from ground zero, and they don’t know what they are dealing with. What they do know is that they have to contain it and contain it now. So they section off that part of Atlanta, and no one is allowed in and no one is allowed out.
The police and medical personal abandon their jobs. Businesses start hiking up their prices. People are wary of strangers and will leave the sick out to die. In fact, they will also leave the healthy outside to die in order to protect themselves. As the tension grow, anger is almost as deadly as the virus.
Now the people of a small but populated section of Atlanta have to survive, not only the deadliest virus in centuries, they also have to survive each other. Both of which are proving to be nearly impossible.
Imagine being the teacher (Kristen Gutoskie) of 11 year olds, including your son, and you get trapped with them in the hospital where the first patients developed symptoms and died. How do you protect them? How do you keep them calm? How do you remain sane and try to be strong around them when you know what it is really going on?
Imagine being a cop (Chris Wood) and you have seen what this virus can do firsthand. What if you were one of the only cops left on the force in all of this madness? Would you still do a job that no one is doing?
What if you were very pregnant teenager (Hanna Mangan Lawrence) and your mom runs one of the only groceries in the cordoned off area? She wants you to give up the baby and you baby daddy is trapped outside of the quarantined area. What if all of your friends were dead from the epidemic? What if people wanted to take over the store and kill all of you?
These are just three of the many people trapped in Containment.
As the episodes go on, you watch as the healthy people turn on each other instead of helping one another. The resources will run out and getting them inside will be more challenging than originally thought. Will anyone get out of there alive? We will just have to keep tuning into this even series to find out.
Today, I re-watched the first two episodes and it really scared the crap out of me. The concept of sectioning off a major city and leaving the people there to fend for themselves while a deadly virus is sweeping through it is just too much to imagine. Especially for me, thinking what it would be like to be trapped with my former co-workers most of whom I hated and who also hated me. That is scarier to me than the virus.
Actually just checked, my old job was just outside of the contained area. Now I can sort of sleep tonight.
Ian Somerhalder attended Walker Stalker Con this weekend and he made a big announcement. The Vampire Diaries star said, “We have decided to do one last season to really do the story justice.” Kat Graham recently announced that next season would be her last, so without Damon and Bonnie, the news really shouldn’t be a surprise. Upsetting to the fans, but not surprising.
No word from The CW if it is indeed the final season.
How do you feel about it?
Rachel Bloom was on The Late Show yesterday and Stephen Colbert told her he doesn’t understand how musicals works. Even though he had a Christmas musical special on Comedy Central a few years ago. But I digress.
Then all of sudden, without warning, he broke into song and they did the rest of her interview in a musical format. Bringing a smile to all those who watched.
Almost as much as any boy who watched her sing Heavy Boobs on My Crazy Ex-Girlfriend on Monday’s episode.
It is very rare that a TV show has a theme song these days, and it is even rarer that you will ever hear the cast of that show sing it. Yesterday when the cast of iZombie was live Tweeting The CW show, they did just that. Listen to Rose McIver, Malcolm Goodwin, Rahul Kohli and Robert Buckley come alive to their opening tune. Just when I thought I couldn’t love the Zombie procedural cast anymore, they do this.
Now since I am talking about iZombie, I just to give McIver the accolade she deserves. Every week she plays Liv Moore and the person whose brain she ate. In other words, she truly is a great actress the way that she not only does she switch it up every week, she also switches it up in the episode. She should get more credit for that than she does.
The CW announced which shows of theirs will be back next year and the answer is all of them. That’s right, Crazy Ex Girlfriend, Jane The Virgin, The Flash, iZombie, Arrow, Supernatural, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, The 100, Vampire Diaries, The Originals and Reign will all be back next year.
Finally a network who makes their fans happy! Although I was hoping that Reign was cancelled because it has so been sucking this season!
Seriously, I don’t know if this has ever happened before and I wouldn’t mind if it happened again. My DVR on the other hand feels differently because it likes when I give up shows. Like I just removed 2 new shows from Season Pass because when they came back from hiatus I didn’t care anymore about them.
We know that a new episode of Arrow airing tonight on The CW at 8p is music to the ears, so that means that the show’s stars Stephen Amell and John Barrowmem are the music of the night. Thus it makes sense that when they were trapped in NJ this weekend due to the snow storm at the Heroes & Villains Fan Festival they would sing the most famous song from The Phantom of the Opera. Right?
Executive Producer Greg Berlanti has dabbled with musical numbers on Eli Stone; and I think after this performance, he needs to try it out again on Arrow. Who’s with me?
Arrow and The Flash have given birth to a spinoff and it is called DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. Several characters, who appeared on the first two shows, are on this one, that debuts at 8p tonight on The CW, to save the world.
It is 2166, and the immortal Vandal Savage (Casper Crump) has taken over the world and destroyed it. There are a group of time travelers, who are protecting the time line, but they can’t change the past. Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill) doesn’t agree with them and he thinks that they should altar time and kill Savage before his world dominance. So he goes back to 2016 and recruits a team to help him destroy Hunter.
He recruits Professor Martin Stein (Victor Garber) and Jax (Franz Drameh), criminals Leonard Snart (Wentworth Miller) and Mick Rory (Dominic Purcell), sisters Laurel (Katie Cassidy) and Sara Lance (Caity Lotz), soulmates Kendra Saunders (Ciara Renée) and Carter Hall (Falk Hentschel), and Ray Palmer (Brandon Routh). Each have their own power that will help them fight and hopefully kill Vandal Savage. That is if they ever can work together as team.
Something that will be a lot easier when they start traveling back in time. Their first stop is a groovy one as they go back to 1975. Will also be their last stop?
You will just have to tune in to this exciting comic book show to find out every Thursday at 8p.
Last year, Tom Cavanuagh and Carlos Valdes dusted off their horns to dazzle us with White Christmas and Santa Claus is Coming Town. This year, the Flash stars brought us Christmas cheer with O Christmas Tree and Winter Wonderland.
Who knew that not only could these two blow us away with their acting, they can also blow a mean air horn. If you close your eyes, you would never know that they weren’t playing any instruments and that is a Christmas miracle that keeps on giving.
In fact, I hope that network big wigs at The CW give them a special where the two of them can entertain us by blowing their horns all night long. Wait, that sounds like a different type of special, but you know what I meant.
Seriously though, didn’t their renditions of Christmas Carols make you feel all warm inside with holiday joy? Even more so than chestnuts roasting on an open fire?
The Vampire Diaries has been struggling in the ratings since it lost its female star Nina Dobrev, so The CW decided to make a change. Starting on January 29th, the Vampire show moves to Fridays along with its spinoff The Originals. What will replace those two show on Thursday nights? Starting on January 21st, the much anticipated DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and the barely talked about The 100 will takeover the formers timeslots. Legends looks thrilling, but do we have room for another comic show? We shall see.
The scheduling change wasn’t The CW’s announcement today. They also decided to pick up 5 more episodes for The Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and 6 more for iZombie. Personally, I am surprised that they are staying with Crazy because the lead is so unlikable. I want to like this show, but she is so over the top unappealing, it is hard to adore it like we show. When it comes to iZombie, I wish it got back 9 because I think it is the network’s best show.
Now there is one show whose future is in question and that is Reign. At this point, The CW doesn’t have a slot for it. I have to say, I am so OK with this period drama ending. It was built on the love story between Queen Mary of Scots and King Francis of France and with him out of the picture, there really is no reason for this show to go on. Do CW viewers really care about the politics of the 16th Century, I know I don’t. Do you? And what do you think of all of the changes?
If you are like me and you are still missing Constantine, then you can get a quick fix on tonight’s Arrow at 8p on The CW. The suspenseful episode will totally get your heart racing.
As we know, Laurel (Katie Cassidy) dug up sister Sara (Caity Lotz) from the grave and had her brought back to life. Sadly, it was not the Sara we knew and that is because she has no soul. Tonight, Constantine (Matt Ryan) will team up with Oliver (Stephen Amell) to get Sara back her soul. It will not be an easy task, but they are willing to risk it to save her. Will they all come out of this mission alive? You will just have to tune in to find out.
I am hoping the Big Wigs at The CW see how great Ryan is on the show, and decide to give Constantine a show of his own on their network. Or at the very least bring him back to Arrow a few more times. The chemistry between Ryan and Amell is dynamic and I would like to see it more often.