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Zachary Quinto

Review: 'The Slap'

Review: 'The Slap'

As full disclosure in discussing NBC's new miniseries "The Slap," I must say that, as a youngster, I got the occasional whack for misbehaving. From my wonderful parents. From a loving uncle or grandmother. From grade-school teachers. From who-knows-who-else I may have since forgotten. Whether this has left scars on my psyche remains an open question. (Could it explain why I became a TV critic?) My point is, no one who was ever a child, and certainly no one who became a parent (as I am, in this more progressive age), is likely to watch "The Slap" without drawing on one's own personal past as a vivid point of reference. This will surely color the viewing...

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