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The Slap: Season 1 (2015)

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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 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.

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Lucas Hedges
as Ritchie
Michael Nouri
as Thanasis
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Critic Reviews for The Slap: Season 1

All Critics (45) | Top Critics (27)

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

June 14, 2017 | Full Review…

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.

February 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.

February 10, 2015 | Full Review…

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

February 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.

February 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.

April 6, 2015 | Full Review…
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