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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.
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.
The Slap may not be nearly as bracing as its inspiration, but it possesses a sting nonetheless.
The cast is inviting... But the too-prominent, overly obvious voice-over narrator is a truly awful innovation.
Honestly, the best thing about The Slap is that it's ending, and I don't even (entirely) mean that as a backhanded compliment.
The entire production comes to a screeching halt every time the omniscient narrator dispenses intolerably ponderous gems in infuriatingly plummy tones.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
Audience Reviews for The Slap: Season 1
Jan 08, 2021much better than the AU part. tackles sensitive issues, conflicts are well crafted, characters are worthwile.