Cheer is the Netflix doc which is ‘incredible’, ‘insane’ and a ‘must see’
‘If you aren’t watching you are seriously missing out’
Netflix always nails documentaries. It’s a given. So when Cheer on Netflix was released, it was almost a sure thing that it was going to be good.
It’s like Bring It On, but in real life. The six-part series is synonymous with Netflix’s intense storytelling to do the stories of the cheerleaders justice. You might think this sounds ridiculous and that cheerleading is fun and glamorous, which at times it is, but Cheer is an unseen insight into the reality of the sport. Watch it, and you’ll be shook.
What is Cheer on Netflix about?
Netflix’s Cheer follows Navarro College’s cheer team for a whole year, capturing every practice, injury, fall-out and dispute up until Daytona, where the Navarro cheerleaders compete in the National Cheerleading Association’s (NCA) annual competition.
The series follows the entire 40-man squad, particularly the top 20, who make it onto the mat to compete at Daytona. It includes their powerful stories, the ups and downs and the brutal drama you didn’t know cheerleading involved. Behind the glossy façade of the sport, there’s a whole lot of trauma – and Cheer on Netflix is about to open up your eyes to it.
What do reviews of Cheer say?
One review of the show called it “2020’s first must see show”. It added that some of the reasons people have to watch include the insight into the brutal world of cheerleading, how savage and unpredictable the drama is and how much of a connection you feel with the characters.
Another review said: “If you aren’t watching you are seriously missing out” because the show will have you laughing, crying and covering your eyes all at the same time.
And no, you don’t have to be an expert on cheerleading to watch it. Or even think you care about cheerleading, because by the end of the series – you will.
— Kreidy Giantsbane (@kreidy_b) January 18, 2020
Kealia: I’ve heard people say CHEER on Netflix is really good, we should watch it.
Me: I guess we can give it a shot.
Me 2 episodes in: JERRY HARRIS IS THE HEART AND SOUL OF NAVARRO COLLEGE CHEERLEADING. IF HE DOESN’T MAKE THE MAT, I WILL RIOT.
— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) January 21, 2020
All that twitter needs to know is that my sister and I just watched every single episode of Cheer on Netflix, and I have quit my job and am relocating to the Navarro Junior College campus where I will become the cheer spiritual advisor (self-appointed). I'll miss you guys.
— JenHatmaker (@JenHatmaker) January 15, 2020
me watching episode 1 of Cheer on Netflix: oh cheerleading saved your life? lol okay…
me after watching six consecutive hours of Cheer on Netflix: Navarro cheer is the closest thing i've ever felt to family, i would jump in front of a train for monica #CheerNetflix
— maria “chronic acid reflux”? (@marharf) January 16, 2020
Watch the trailer for Cheer on Netflix here:
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