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The Slap (NBC) - Event Series Thread - S: George, Sarsgaard, Thurman, Quinto, Newton



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(from NBC's press release, December 2014) Meet Hector: a public servant, husband, father and valued friend on the cusp of his 40th. Meet Aisha: Hector's beautiful and intelligent wife who is planning his birthday party filled with friends and his very boisterous Greek family. Sounds like the makings of a great day, right? Wrong. As Hector tries to navigate family politics, awkward friendships and the young woman he is dangerously captivated by, the built-up tension explodes when Hector's hotheaded cousin slaps another couple's misbehaving child. Everyone is understandably stunned, and the party abruptly ends with the child's parents vowing legal action. But what the hosts and guests don't know is that this moment will ignite a chain of events that will uncover long-buried secrets within this group of friends and family ... and vigorously challenge the core values of everyone involved. The series stars Peter Sarsgaard, Uma Thurman, Thandie Newton, Melissa George, Zachary Quinto and Thomas Sadoski. The series is executive produced by writer Jon Robin Baitz, the team of Walter F. Parkes and Laurie MacDonald, director Lisa Cholodenko, Tony Ayres, Helen Bowden, Michael McMahon and Chris Oliver-Taylor.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
Brian Cox as Manolis
Lucas Hedges as Ritchie
Makenzie Leigh as Connie
Melissa George as Rosie
Penn Badgley as Jamie
Peter Sarsgaard as Hector
Thandie Newton as Aisha
Thomas Sadoski as Gary
Uma Thurman as Anouk
Zachary Quinto as Harry

RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
Mary-Louise Parker as Anouk (Originally Cast)

CREW INFORMATION:
Jon Robin Baitz as CRTR/EP
Laurie MacDonald as EP
Lisa Cholodenko as EP/DIR (Pilot)
Ted Gold as EP
Tony Ayres as EP
Walter Parkes as EP
Read more: Listings - SLAP, THE on NBC | TheFutonCritic.com http://www.thefutoncritic.com/listin...#ixzz3RX8nNNSr

8 episode season. This is advertised as a limited event series, and is a remake of another show with the same name.
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I'm actually pretty interested in this. The premise is really different from other shows.
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Re: The Slap (NBC) - Event Series Thread - S: George, Sarsgaard, Thurman, Quinto, New

^ Same here. Been oddly curious since the initial promos started airing. Solid cast too.
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Re: The Slap (NBC) - Event Series Thread - S: George, Sarsgaard, Thurman, Quinto, New

Yeah I'm checking this out. This is from the creator of Brothers and Sisters. Not a bad cast either. Surprised Thandie Newton found time to shoot this between making Rogue for Directv.
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I'll be tuning into this. Melissa George was also in the original Australian show and is playing the same role here. I haven't seen the Australian show, but it had good reviews. I've looked at several early reviews for the U.S. adaptation and there is a mixed reception among critics.
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Re: The Slap (NBC) - Event Series Thread - S: George, Sarsgaard, Thurman, Quinto, New

Who hasn't wanted to slap some stupid kid on occasion?
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Originally Posted by madcougar View Post
Who hasn't wanted to slap some stupid kid on occasion?
Try teaching middle school for thirty years.

Takes more restraint not to want to slap the parents around a bit.

May give this a try after seeing what others here think. I initially wrote it off simply because it seems more like something that could be covered in a two-hr. movie rather than 8 episodes, but I missed the part about the incident uncovering long-suppressed secrets & tensions among the family or whatever.

That doesn't encourage my interest, though, since there are tons of movies about funerals/weddings/reunions, etc. in which long-standing grudges, jealousies, & resentments, and other emotions "bubbling beneath the surface" come out. I'd rather focus on the actual event & how characters react to that instead of going Dr. Phil.

Sounds kind of like The Affair (but without the sex, nudity, drug-dealing, and murder).
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Re: The Slap (NBC) - Event Series Thread - S: George, Sarsgaard, Thurman, Quinto, New

What did the five fingers say to the face?

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I've had this book in my to read pile for years now but never got around to it. I didn't realize that there was already a series out there, but I'll probably check this one out for ease. Reviews have tended to be middle of the road to outright awful.
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I'm in for Melissa George.
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I wish I was in Melissa George.
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Re: The Slap (NBC) - Event Series Thread - S: George, Sarsgaard, Thurman, Quinto, New

feeding time?

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Re: The Slap (NBC) - Event Series Thread - S: George, Sarsgaard, Thurman, Quinto, New

I can't wait for the Spanish language version of this "La Chancla"
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Re: The Slap (NBC) - Event Series Thread - S: George, Sarsgaard, Thurman, Quinto, New

8 episode season. This is advertised as a limited event series, and is a remake of another show with the same name. [/B]


I think the original 2011 series this is based on is up on Hulu plus.
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Originally Posted by Giantrobo View Post
I think the original 2011 series this is based on is up on Hulu plus.
It's on both Hulu and Hulu+: http://www.hulu.com/the-slap-2011
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Are Barney and Marshall going to make unexpected cameos?
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I guess I'm alone in thinking this looks fucking stupid. The cast is decent but the promos for it just make it look laughably bad.
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feeding time?

Huh! Don't remember Lyssa Tully being that attractive.
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So he slaps the still-bfeeding Kindergartener... who's side are we supposed to be on here? Is Sylar the good guy?
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Originally Posted by Mike86 View Post
I guess I'm alone in thinking this looks fucking stupid. The cast is decent but the promos for it just make it look laughably bad.
Completely agree. I can't believe this is an actual premise for a TV show, limited or not. The cast sure is good though, I'll wait to see what others think about it first.


Is it just me or is Peter Sarsgaard starting to look like Kiefer?
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Oh, I think this is fucking stupid as all hell. Shit, growing up in East L.A., if you got slapped, shit was your own fault. Shouldn't have been a fucking baboso.

It really makes me question why NBC canceled a great family drama in Parenthood and is now showing this shit.
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Originally Posted by Mike86 View Post
I guess I'm alone in thinking this looks fucking stupid. The cast is decent but the promos for it just make it look laughably bad.
You aren't alone. I saw the trailer right after the Parenthood finale and immediately said "This is what they cancel Parenthood for?" It's got a good cast, but you're right, "laughably bad" is the only way to describe how this looks.

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It really makes me question why NBC canceled a great family drama in Parenthood and is now showing this shit.
This.
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What do you guys think: worst Pilot episode ever?
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This looks like a horrible idea for a show.
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Originally Posted by Fist of Doom View Post
What do you guys think: worst Pilot episode ever?
Not by a long shot. I mean, it wasn't great, but I've seen far worse.

Everything felt too cliche, from the midlife crisis with the babysitter, to the overbearing parents, to the blindly liberal couple.

And the climax was so contrived. Yeah, little Hugo is out of control and tearing up the flowers, so let's put a baseball bat in his hands! Also, lets have a weird dude standing around taking pictures of every little thing all afternoon--hey, you think that might come in to play later?

That said, the cast is enough to keep me watching for now.

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