NEW YORK (AP) — 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?)