IGN: Eight hours. One remake. Several high-profile actors. A title that slaps you across the face. New NBC series The Slap, debuting Thursday night, is many things, but an instant hit is not one of them.
For those coming to the show with fresh eyes, having never seen the Australian series or read the book on which this is based, the plot is exactly what the title promises it to be: at a birthday party one man (Zachary Quinto) decides to discipline another couple’s kid for acting out. The remaining seven hours are spent examining and re-examining that moment in greater detail, while following the fallout it has on the various characters.