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Cheer: Season 1 (2020)

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Critic Consensus: With an inspirational troupe of teens and willingness to engage in the tougher trials facing the sport today, Cheer perfectly captures the highs and lows of what it takes to be a cheerleader.

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This gripping docuseries follows the ups and downs of Navarro College's competitive cheer squad as they work to win a coveted national title.

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Critic Reviews for Cheer: Season 1

All Critics (23) | Top Critics (10)

Cheer's hardworking, eager-to-please athletes are indeed transcendent. But Cheer doesn't let their victories shine.

January 24, 2020 | Full Review…

There's no competitive cheerleading beyond college level, which casts an elegiac tone over the show, and makes the team's dedication all the more striking.

January 22, 2020 | Full Review…

As much as it salutes the various breakthroughs that Navarro team members make, "Cheer" is certainly not blind to the consequences that come with such a full commitment to a single pursuit.

January 9, 2020 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

I found the series utterly engrossing, just perhaps not in the way its marketing suggests. I did see the hard work, the dedication, and the benefits of giving people a place to belong and to work hard. But I also saw something darker.

January 8, 2020 | Full Review…
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Despite this being a niche sport not a lot of people care about, the moving backstories and intricate interpersonal dynamics on Cheer make for compulsive viewing.

February 28, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Cheer is a great-looking, eye-opening and often quite moving series that taught me - incontrovertibly - that the greatest athletes in a football stadium are not always the ones running between the lines.

February 24, 2020 | Full Review…

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