Infectious Disease Movies Contagion and The Flu Top Streaming During Worldwide Worry Over COVID-19

K-dramas have been experiencing solid ratings this year maybe due to more people staying indoors whether mandatory or voluntary. Streaming networks are having a field day and reportedly interest has spiked in two hit movies from years ago that deals with infectious disease outbreak. Hollywood thriller Contagion has been discussed ad nauseam but I was surprised at the surged interest in 2013 K-movie The Flu. Of course both movies show a fast moving disease with a much higher mortality rate and lots of wild action sequences but in this current situation I can see some folks eager to watch these types of movies. I for I aim for the escapist entertainment and not the alarmist view of the worst case scenario. Continue reading