Cheer is an American sport television docuseries that will debut on Netflix in January 2020.
The six-part series follows the nationally ranked forty-member Navarro College Bulldogs Cheer Team from Corsicana, Texas, as they prepare to compete in the National Cheerleading Championship, which is held annually in Daytona Beach, Florida.
The episodes center on five individual Cheer Team members and include elements of cheerleading history, such as the formation of the National Cheerleaders Association (NCA).
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Episode 9 has a lot riding on it because it documents Day 2 of the Daytona 500. Day 1 did not go well for TVCC because they made a minor mistake in their preliminary performance. Head Coach Vontae Johnson goes over the possible scores, and with their technical abilities, they have hope for day 2.
Meanwhile, Monica is pleased with the results so far but notes that it is a subjective sport. Her tone was cynical as if she believes the judges want TVCC to win. To be fair, it’s not an outrageous claim to make — TVCC believes the judges have their back as well.
Both teams will be nervous the night before the finals, but they must practice — there is no rest in this world.
Day 2 arrives, and TVCC is pumped for their performance. The demons have vanished since the beginning. They give it their all, and it’s an excellent performance.
The team is ecstatic because they know it was an outstanding performance. They are aware that it will frighten their competitors.
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Fans of Greg Whiteley’s Last Chance U were well aware of the show’s basic formula and how effective it was at developing personal stories within the context of escalating athletic tension.
Cheer, on the other hand, wowed an audience that had never heard of Last Chance U and most likely still hasn’t. Fans rejoiced at Jerry’s mat-talk, were encouraged by Morgan’s ascension to the literal top of the pyramid, and expressed genuine concern for mercurial characters such as Lexi and La’Darius.
The cheer was no longer an underdog. Coach Monica Aldama was a big enough stand-alone sensation to appear on Dancing with the Stars, and it became impossible to discuss the show without the depressing background knowledge that Jerry had been arrested on child sex charges.
It’s a journey mirrored and depicted in the second season of Cheer, which premiered on Netflix more than two years ago. The explosive rise of Navarro and the series itself, as well as the adversity brought on by COVID-19 and the intrusion of real-life darkness, are central to the season.
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At the same time, Navarro, with all of its cheer championships, was no longer a dark-horse program, and Whiteley and his team, including regular co-director Chelsea Yarnell, had to establish a near-equal focus on nearby Trinity Valley Community College, a near-equally decorated program that only appears to be an underdog when compared to Navarro.
If the first season of Cheer was a marvel of neatness and economy — the rare docuseries that, at six episodes, actually felt too short — the second season has been forced to become a more ambitious thing, addressing a broader range of topical concerns.
Covering an expanded amount of time and an expanded number of issues, even with an expanded (nine now) number of episodes, isn’t easy. The season of Cheer contains provocative and entertaining elements, but it is a messier piece of work and, perhaps by design, a less satisfying one.