Quick Draw

TV review by
Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Western-themed sketch comedy with sexy talk, iffy language.

Parents say

age 16+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 16+
Based on 1 review

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A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

Positive Messages

Themes include new technology vs old-school ways of doing things. Traditional Western scenarios feature women as prostitutes and men as tough guys.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Sheriff Hoyle is a bit of a buffoon, but he genuinely wants to protect the town. His Harvard smarts are sometimes helpful.


The violence is tempered by the comedic tone. That said, characters shoot pistols and rifles; occasionally killing people. Folks sometimes push and shove; describe murders. Bloody cadavers are occasionally visible.


Crude references like "balls" are audible. There's lots of references to having sex and occasional references to infidelity and masturbation. Prostitutes are referred to as "whores."


Words like "bitch," "balls," and "whore" occasionally audible.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Saloon denizens drink lots of whisky and sometimes get drunk. References are made to using peyote.

What 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.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written bySuzette P July 27, 2015

This Show is My Favorite

QuickDraw is not for young children due to the nature and setting of the show, but is splendid comedy for older teens and parents. I like it because it contains... Continue reading
Adult Written byliz c. December 21, 2014

My Favorite Show

Finally something different! I can’t believe that this show is not on mainstream television. The first episode introduces everything, so just get through that... Continue reading

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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.

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