According to the efforts of a group of ambitious cheerleaders of the Navarro College, who train hard and face many challenges in winning the next champion, through cooperation, as they do their best to take the team to victory.
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.
The appeal of Cheer lies in the tension between pity and awe, pain and beauty, strength and vulnerability. The series holds that tension in its title, which can be read as both a plain descriptive and a more sinister imperative: Don't forget to smile!
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.