The Slap: Season 1 (2015)


Season 1
The Slap

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Though the characters verge on stereotypes, they are aptly executed by The Slap's bright cast, allowing the show's topical themes to shine through in a provocative, meaningful way.

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Critic Ratings: 45

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Air date: Feb 12, 2015

Simmering tension and buried secrets among a group of family and friends surface in the premiere of this drama when a man slaps another couple's child at a backyard party. Also: Hector (Peter Sarsgaard) deals with his attraction to his teen babysitter.

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Air date: Feb 19, 2015

The police visit Harry. Also: Hector tries to convince Harry to apologize to Gary and Rosie, who move forward with legal action.

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Air date: Feb 26, 2015

Anouk makes a game-changing discovery while trying to balance her life. Meanwhile, the slapping incident causes cracks to develop in Anouk's friendship with Rosie.

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Air date: Mar 5, 2015

Manolis believes he's the only one who can save the family and he sets out to convince Aisha to forgive Harry. Later, a night of boozy soul searching leads Manolis to a dying friend.

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Air date: Mar 12, 2015

Boundaries become hazy as Connie and Hector share another kiss. Connie soon comes to believe her secret relationship with Hector will help her escape her humdrum life.

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Air date: Mar 19, 2015

Aisha lands in Boston for a medical conference, only to be drawn dangerously close to a past flame. Later, Hector and Aisha go on a romantic getaway, during which secrets are revealed.

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Air date: Mar 26, 2015

Rosie's mission to strengthen her case against Harry threatens to alienate her only supporters. (C) NBC

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Air date: Apr 2, 2015

The prosecution acquires Ritchie's photographs of the slapping incident in the finale. Also: Harry and Thanasis leak a dark story from Ritchie's past, sending Ritchie into a suicidal spiral.

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This adaptation of an Australian miniseries of the same name chronicles the events leading up to and following a family barbecue during which Harry Apostolou (Zachary Quinto) slaps a child who is not his own. The child's parents, Gary (Thomas Sadoski) and Rosie Weschler (Melissa George), press charges against Harry, unlocking a Pandora's box of secrets and deception amongst this group of family and friends.

Cast & Crew

Marin Ireland
Sandi
Brian Cox
Manolis
Walter F. Parkes
Executive Producer
Laurie MacDonald
Executive Producer
Tony Ayres
Executive Producer
Jon Robin Baitz
Executive Producer
Helen Bowden
Executive Producer
Chris Oliver-Taylor
Executive Producer
Michael McMahon
Executive Producer
Lisa Cholodenko
Executive Producer
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Critic Reviews for The Slap Season 1

All Critics (45) | Top Critics (30)

NBC's new version of The Slap is a worthy substitute, with a strong cast and a vivid script that preserves the virtues of the original while sharpening the issues and drama for stateside viewers.

Feb 11, 2015 | Full Review…

Despite some broad characterizations and a few narrative twists that feel overly highlighted for maximum thematic effect, NBC's The Slap is surprisingly effective overall thanks to the remarkably talented ensemble.

Feb 10, 2015 | Full Review…

The Slap may not be nearly as bracing as its inspiration, but it possesses a sting nonetheless.

Feb 10, 2015 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

The cast is inviting... But the too-prominent, overly obvious voice-over narrator is a truly awful innovation.

Feb 6, 2015 | Full Review…

Honestly, the best thing about The Slap is that it's ending, and I don't even (entirely) mean that as a backhanded compliment.

Apr 6, 2015 | Full Review…

The entire production comes to a screeching halt every time the omniscient narrator dispenses intolerably ponderous gems in infuriatingly plummy tones.

Feb 13, 2015 | Rating: D | Full Review…

In the end, like the book, the television manifestation of The Slap is a harsh, not necessarily judgemental, portrait of the generation turning forty, as well as a gentler evocation of those on either side of the divide.

Oct 14, 2017 | Full Review…

The Slap, a provocative new NBC drama, is a saga that gets under your skin. That doesn't mean it's a great show, but I imagine the issues it raises will spark plenty of spirited dinner-table chatter among those who see it.

Feb 10, 2015 | Full Review…

The Slap's ultimate eight-episode future may be uncertain, but one thing's for sure: its opening two hours are some of the most compulsively watchable TV made so far this year.

Feb 10, 2015 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

How many shows can have you on the edge of your seat watching the simmering, unspoken issues between friends and family at a birthday party?

Feb 9, 2015 | Full Review…

The producers have hyped up the show to soap opera levels and reverted many of the diverse characters into stereotypes to make them easier to digest.

Nov 20, 2015 | Full Review…

Irritating and fascinating, The Slap is unlike anything else on network TV.

Mar 12, 2015 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Slap: Season 1

  • Jan 08, 2021
    much better than the AU part. tackles sensitive issues, conflicts are well crafted, characters are worthwile.

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