"One moment will change a family forever.”

That's the tagline for the upcoming show The Slap, headed to NBC later this week. The show follows several family members and friends whose lives become severely complicated due to a seemingly minor incident where a man slaps another couple's misbehaving child. While I'll be the first to admit the marketing hasn't really been all that effective, at least in terms of NBC building anticipation for the upcoming series, there are still some undeniable reasons why the new series might actually be worth checking out. So, if you are on the fence about the drama, we've cultivated a list of legitimate reasons to give the show a shot. That said, here are five reasons The Slap might not suck.

The Australian Version Was Great
2011's Australian version of The Slap is one of those hidden gems audiences might stumble upon on Netflix. There are dozens of these types of shows at the moment that fans can jump into, as I did with the original The Slap. I didn't know a single actor or actress prior to watching this show (as I don't tend to cross too much Australian content) but let me just say these Aussies can act! You may even find yourself schooled as I did, learning that the LaPaglia's are actually Australian. The writing, based on the novel of the same name by Christos Tsiolkas, is of the utmost caliber. Unlike typical shows, the first The Slap follows a different character across each individual episode, adding interest. If NBC's show is similar, it should work out great.

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