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Uma Thurman and Peter Sarsgaard will headline the complex family drama about what happens after a man slaps another couple’s misbehaving child. The seemingly minor domestic dispute pulls the family apart, begins to expose long-held secrets and ignites a lawsuit that challenges the core American values of all who are pulled into it.
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by hmab
Feb 11, 2015 2:38AM EST
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I am looking forward to this American adaptation. I saw the Australian production and thought the story was universal so now that it is here it will be interesting to see how it is received. The story is based on Christos Tsiolkas' best-selling novel. Each episode exposes each person involved in the SLAP, giving a back story of the character as well as their motivation/involvement in the SLAP. As in the Australian performance, a stellar cast has been assembled. Melissa George plays Rosie in both productions.

I am looking forward to this American adaptation. I saw the Australian production and thought the story was universal so now that it is here it will be interesting to see how it is received. The story is based on Christos Tsiolkas' best-selling novel. Each episode exposes each person involved in the SLAP, giving a back story of the character as well as their motivation/involvement in the SLAP. As in the Australian performance, a stellar cast has been assembled. Melissa George plays Rosie in both productions.

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by tvqueen
Mar 20, 2015 5:27PM EDT
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Star-studded, you'd think there'd be a lot to like about this show for that reason alone. But the stars don't seem to be used to their full potential, with weak dialogue and a less-than-inspiring flow to the narrative. The parents of the slapped child, especially the mother, are such over-the-top negative, unlikable, fringe characters that it's nearly impossible to find any common ground to feel empathy for them. The 'bad' guy is too bad, the 'injured' family is too unlikable, and the stories behind the other characters seem to have no bearing on the main story line. I'll finish it because it's only 8 episodes and I want to see how it all comes out in the wash, but it's an overall disappointment.

Star-studded, you'd think there'd be a lot to like about this show for that reason alone. But the stars don't seem to be used to their full potential, with weak dialogue and a less-than-inspiring flow to the narrative. The parents of the slapped child, especially the mother, are such over-the-top negative, unlikable, fringe characters that it's nearly impossible to find any common ground to feel empathy for them. The 'bad' guy is too bad, the 'injured' family is too unlikable, and the stories behind the other characters seem to have no bearing on the main story line. I'll finish it because it's only 8 episodes and I want to see how it all comes out in the wash, but it's an overall disappointment.

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Mar 18, 2015 9:14AM EDT
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I didn't really enjoy it. I tried to watch a few episodes to give it a go as i was intrigued by the premise of the show. But it just didn't get better.

I didn't really enjoy it. I tried to watch a few episodes to give it a go as i was intrigued by the premise of the show. But it just didn't get better.

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Mar 11, 2015 9:23AM EDT
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Not worth watching. It's clearly trying to be a provocative and talked about show but in reality all of the characters are horrible people and it is impossible to find one who is in any way relatable

Not worth watching. It's clearly trying to be a provocative and talked about show but in reality all of the characters are horrible people and it is impossible to find one who is in any way relatable

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Jul 15, 2015 4:13PM EDT
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I'm sorry... but a show about someone slapping someones child? That is what this whole thing starts off with and is titled after?.... Erm....

I'm sorry... but a show about someone slapping someones child? That is what this whole thing starts off with and is titled after?.... Erm....

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by turtle
May 26, 2015 4:07PM EDT
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A lot of laughs about this show for being so bad, not a lot of them in it. Brutal fail.

A lot of laughs about this show for being so bad, not a lot of them in it. Brutal fail.

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by TiaDP
Mar 26, 2015 4:45PM EDT
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This was awful. I tried, but watching it was so dull. The family irritate me and the script writing thinks it's clever, but leaves MUCH to be desired. So, SO dull. Never got to the end of the first episode!

This was awful. I tried, but watching it was so dull. The family irritate me and the script writing thinks it's clever, but leaves MUCH to be desired. So, SO dull. Never got to the end of the first episode!

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Feb 22, 2015 9:24PM EST
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Oh. MY. GOD! This is boring!!!!! I didn't realize before watching it that it was supposed to be about slapping someone. It starts and looks like it's a career and life story of this man who is up for a promotion. But then, its just so slow and boring and nothing happens. I just turned it off. If someone had actually been slapped at least that would have been some action. I turned it off before the halfway point. I wonder what the the slapping part was like, but I WOULD NOT WASTE ANOTHER SECOND OF MY LIFE WATCHING THIS SHOW to find out!

Oh. MY. GOD! This is boring!!!!! I didn't realize before watching it that it was supposed to be about slapping someone. It starts and looks like it's a career and life story of this man who is up for a promotion. But then, its just so slow and boring and nothing happens. I just turned it off. If someone had actually been slapped at least that would have been some action. I turned it off before the halfway point. I wonder what the the slapping part was like, but I WOULD NOT WASTE ANOTHER SECOND OF MY LIFE WATCHING THIS SHOW to find out!

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Feb 19, 2015 9:18PM EST
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Not too impressed so far. I'm a HUGE fan of Sarsgaard and I'm hoping for a deeper storyline, especially with the cast that the producers brought to the table. I'm not sure this will make it to a second season.

Not too impressed so far. I'm a HUGE fan of Sarsgaard and I'm hoping for a deeper storyline, especially with the cast that the producers brought to the table. I'm not sure this will make it to a second season.

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Jan 26, 2015 10:40PM EST
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Remake of an Australian series of the same name. Been there, done that. Too much yelling & screaming for me.

Remake of an Australian series of the same name. Been there, done that. Too much yelling & screaming for me.