The Slap (US)

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  • TV-14
  • 2015
  • 1 Season
  • 6.2  (3,771)

The Slap (US) is a gripping drama based on the best-selling novel by Christos Tsiolkas. The series is set in suburban New York and follows the shocking aftermath of a single event - when a man slaps another couple's misbehaving child at a backyard barbecue. The cast is led by Peter Sarsgaard, who plays Hector, a successful city employee who is trying to balance his family life with a newly discovered taste for drugs and partying. His wife, Aisha, is played by the stunning Thandie Newton, who is struggling with her own identity as she juggles the pressures of being a high-powered lawyer and a mother.

Melissa George portrays Rosie, a stay-at-home mother who is fiercely protective of her son, Hugo, played by Dylan Schombing. When Hugo is slapped by Hector's cousin, Ritchie (Lucas Hedges), at a family get-together, Rosie's world is turned upside down. Brian Cox plays Manolis, Ritchie's grandfather, who is torn between his loyalty to family and his shock at his grandson's actions.

The ensemble cast also includes Penn Badgley as Jamie, a struggling artist who is close to Hector and Aisha, and Zachary Quinto as Harry, a high school teacher who is navigating his own complicated relationships. Maria Tucci steals the show as Koula, Manolis' wife and the matriarch of the family who has a take-no-prisoners attitude.

The Slap (US) tackles complex themes such as family dynamics, cultural differences, and generational struggles. The show delves into the consequences of a split-second decision and the ripple effect it can have on not only the individual involved, but everyone else in their orbit. At its core, The Slap (US) is a provocative examination of contemporary American life, laying bare the conflicts, contradictions, and compromises that make up the fabric of our modern society.

With its superb acting, sharp writing, and nuanced direction, The Slap (US) is a captivating and thought-provoking drama that will leave you questioning your own family dynamics and the lines you would and wouldn't cross. The show is a contemporary masterpiece that explores the complexities of modern life with unparalleled depth and insight.

The Slap (US) is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (8 episodes). The series first aired on February 12, 2015.

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8. Ritchie
April 2, 2015
Harry and Thanasis find out something from Ritchie's past that sets him off.
7. Rosie
March 26, 2015
The trial begins and Rosie irritates her few remaining supporters. Gary defends Rosie after Thanasis dismantles her testimony.
6. Aisha
March 19, 2015
Aisha heads to Boston for a medical conference where she is attracted to a former flame. Later, while on a romantic getaway, Hector and Aisha exchange secrets.
5. Connie
March 12, 2015
Connie is convinced her relationship with Hector will save her from her unremarkable life; Connie must deal with the consequences of professing her love to Hector.
4. Manolis
March 5, 2015
Manolis encourages Aisha to forgive Harry in an effort to mend fences, but things don't work out as he expected.
3. Anouk
February 26, 2015
To complicate things further, Anouk discovers she's pregnant.
2. Harry
February 19, 2015
The police visit Harry. Also, Hector encourages Harry to apologize to Gary and Rosie, who have moved forward with legal action.
1. Hector
February 12, 2015
In the series premiere a man slaps a child, that isn't his, at his friend Hector's 40th birthday party. This moment changes things forever.
Where to Watch The Slap (US)
The Slap (US) is available for streaming on the NBC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Slap (US) on demand at Amazon, Vudu, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    February 12, 2015
  • IMDB Rating
    6.2  (3,771)