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True TV: The Slap Isn’t as Dumb as It Looks; ‘SNL’ Hits 40

The Slap (Thursday, Feb. 12, NBC), series debut: If America learns nothing else from NBC’s adaptation of Australian hit The Slap, beyond the fact that a successful, pleasant backyard barbecue doesn’t include children, I’ll consider this “dialogue-starter” a success. The title and overcooked promos make The Slap seem like a joke—or a stretched-out Lifetime movie—but […]