Critic Consensus: 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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This series has been compelling but often uncomfortable viewing, testament to the tremendous performances delivered across the board.
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.
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