Grownups In ‘The Slap’ Deserved A Slap Too

The limited series on NBC effectively raises a number of questions and asks us to examine each point of view — none of which are cut and dried, says Adam Buckman. “While the appropriateness of disciplining kids by slapping or spanking is a topic that is well worth discussing, the players in this drama were so unlikable that I cannot stomach spending another hour with them.”

NBC Risks Parental Blowback with ‘The Slap’

The limited series that uses a recalcitrant youth and one adult’s aggressive reaction to him as the jumping-off point for a rarely held discussion debuts tonight.