The Slap

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  1. Mac'nCheese macrumors 68030

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    Although I think I will regret it, I'm going to watch The Slap on NBC. Its only 8 episodes so at least I won't waste too much of my life on it.


    http://www.nbc.com/the-slap
     
  2. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    I don't have any desire to watch it.
     
  3. FieldingMellish Suspended

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    I'll wait too see the spin-off, "The Finger."
     
  4. Tsuchiya macrumors 68020

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    The book was kind of ****, surprised they've adapted it for a mini series. Casting actually looks solid as well. Hmm...
     
  5. MICHAELSD macrumors 68040

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    The promo looks like a SNL digital spoof.

    Nonetheless despite the ridiculousness of the premise the show itself could be decent.
     
  6. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 603

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    I would of slapped that kid too, then slap the parents, then slap the executives of NBC, for tricking me into watching some Lifetime trailer.
     
  7. Aspasia macrumors 65816

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    Never heard of it. But then, I don't watch much t.v.
     
  8. MacNut macrumors Core

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    The promo looks uncomfortable, I don't see this being any good.
     
  9. FieldingMellish Suspended

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    It is a tough sell. So they put the catalyst for the drama front and center, rather than have it as something that surprises within the series.

    This could be cross-posted with the corny joke thread, but I heard they were spinning off a comedy and calling it The Knee Slap.
     
  10. Mac'nCheese thread starter macrumors 68030

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  11. sdilley14 macrumors 65816

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    Looks dumb, title sounds dumb. "Hey, let's think of one controversial moment and try to write a script and storyline around it!" I'm sure that'll work well. :S
     
  12. waynerbbx macrumors member

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    it could have been a good comedy. All they would have needed was a different soundtrack, and it would have been hysterical.
     
  13. FieldingMellish Suspended

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    Hopefully my last. A Boyz 'n da Hood spinoff called, "The Bitchslap."
     
  14. Mac'nCheese thread starter macrumors 68030

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    That was the best yet. Keep going.
     
  15. JamesMike macrumors demi-god

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    I'm a Thandie Newton fan, so will give it a try.
     
  16. MICHAELSD macrumors 68040

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    As high quality as the product values and acting are, a show built around the premise of slapping a child just does not seem necessary. Frankly the premise makes the entire show seem like a meaningless spoof even though there may be a solid story built around it.

    Seems like it'd be a decent show if it used an episode called "The Slap" as a pilot and had a different premise and title.
     

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