Even though Disney+ is keeping us all busy with every episode of The Simpsons and the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, it looks like Netflix is still grappling to retain its title as king of the streaming services. Alongside the debut of the
jaw claw-dropping Tiger King, viewers can’t get enough of a new show that’s being praised as a mix between Cheer and You.
While the peppy enthusiasm of cheer squads and the murderous intention of Penn Badgley’s Joe Goldberg might seem a million miles apart, Dare Me has brought these together in a glorious union. Cheer famously followed Texas’ Navarro College Bulldogs Cheer Team and made a star out of coach Monica Aldama, while You — well, we all know what happens in You.
Dare Me is a 10-part drama that adapts Megan Abbott’s book of the same name. The main story follows 16-year-old Addy (Herizen Guardiola) and her best friend Beth (Marlo Kelly) as they navigate their ‘perfect’ lives as cheerleaders. Everything is turned upside down when hot-shot coach Colette French — played by Scream‘s Willa Fitzgerald — is drafted in to mix things up.
Beth and Colette become entwined in each other’s lives and start keeping skeletons in their closets. Things take an even darker twist following the murder of Sargeant Will Mosley.
The series originally aired in December, but it’s now found a new home on Netflix — just in time for coronavirus isolation. If you aren’t sold, fans on Twitter can’t get enough of it:
stuck in quarantine bored out of your mind?? well you’re in luck, dare me just dropped on netflix. go watch cheerleaders be gay and do crime pic.twitter.com/BLoDefEzrN— stef (@mythiicbitch) March 20, 2020
Dare me on Netflix is my new obsession 🤣— TARGET LONDO ELI👹 IDENTIFIED🎯 (@Londx_Eli) March 24, 2020
Dare Me is an amazing show on Netflix— Reína A 👑 (@Empressive_Des) March 24, 2020
stream dare me on netflix! pic.twitter.com/7QVPEpijdE— angeles (@starbcrns) March 24, 2020
watch Dare Me on netflix, show about drama and gay cheerleaders. all female love triangle, a lot of angst, intense and interesting plot. pic.twitter.com/NF6YNjSiXM— missing h🥺 (@sirxdtogriffin) March 24, 2020
I’ll be honest, Dare Me isn’t quite up there with You, but it fills the gap left behind by the murderous marvel. Production HAD started on You Season 3 last month, but with COVID-19 putting the world on hold, we imagine it will be a long time before Joe is stepping out of that perspex box.
Now that we’re facing a lot of time working from home, Dare Me sounds like the perfect addition to your must-watch list. The big question is, will there be a Season 2? Watch this space!
[Featured Image: Netflix]