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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Episodes

1
Air date: Feb 12, 2015
2
Air date: Feb 19, 2015
3
Air date: Feb 26, 2015
4
Air date: Mar 5, 2015
5
Air date: Mar 12, 2015
6
Air date: Mar 19, 2015
7
Air date: Mar 26, 2015
8
Air date: Apr 2, 2015

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Tv Season Info

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.

Critic Reviews for The Slap Season 1

All Critics (45) | Top Critics (29)

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…
Top Critic

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…
Top Critic

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

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