What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Quick Draw is an online sketch comedy series that will most likely appeal to teens. It has some occasional iffy language ("bitch," "balls"), lots of sexual references, and (whiskey) drinking. Thanks to its Western themes, there are also lots of shoot outs and some bloody images. Most of this content is designed to be more funny than disturbing, but it's a bit too risqué for kids.
What's the story?
Hulu's original comedy series QUICK DRAW features a Harvard-educated sheriff who is attempting to bring forensic science to Great Bend, Kansas. It stars the show's writer, John Lehr, as Sheriff John Henry Hoyle, a man who's handy with a gun, but would rather use new-fangled criminology than traditional Old West street-smarts to capture criminals and keep the town safe. With the help of his rather-reluctant Deputy Eli (Nick Brown) to keep the peace, Hoyle faces some notorious criminals head on. But few, including the local brothel Madam (played by Allison Dunbar) and Vernon Shank (Bob Clendenin), the town's undertaker, have much faith in his abilities.
Is it any good?
The off-beat parody Quick Draw combines improvisational comedy with scripted classic Western themes to generate a variety of oddball moments. The characters' rather modern conversations, despite the fact that the show takes place in 1875, also contributes to its eccentric style.
The show's overall humor is more goofy than smart, which sometimes makes it feel repetitive. Meanwhile, most of the characters are largely underdeveloped, which also causes some of the humor to fall flat. But there are a few chuckle-inspiring moments, and fans looking for a mildly amusing comedy might find it here.
Families can talk about...
Families can talk about web series and online TV viewing. How are these shows similar to or different than traditional TV?
What is a parody? What makes a parody funny? Is there ever a time when a parody can go too far?