The Netflix documentary series Last Chance U offers a behind-the-scenes look at the players, coaches, and staff members at the most successful junior college football team in Mississippi, the East Mississippi Lions. The show sugar coats nothing: players’ troubled pasts, coaches’ reliance on expletives to make their points, the degree of support required to get some players through classes–all these things form the nucleus of each episode. The pacing is good; the cinematography is graceful; the overall impression is positive.
However, the show’s produces couldn’t resist dipping into land of cotton cliches every once in a while: there are obligatory scenes of a gospel choir, for instance, and there’s the occasional smattering of blues. So I’m curious: what would make your list of Mississippi cliches?