Long Way Round

Are you one of those people who groan when you hear the word documentary? Well, don’t. There are some good ones out there and I’m gonna tell you about one of them that was even on some guy’s Netflix list titled Documentaries That Aren’t Boring. See, there are two of us who think documentaries are cool.

Long Way Round follows two guys on motorcycles on an ambitious trip around the world. The tag line: 2 guys, 2 bikes, 20,000 miles, sums it up nicely. Actors Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman are hilarious guy pals who just want to hit the open road. They kick off their trip in London, ride through Europe, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Russia, Alaska, Canada, and across the U.S., ending three months later in New York. Plenty goes wrong. 

Watching the guys acclimate to each culture, meeting people and having a hell of a time even when they don’t share a language, are the best bits. The series spans six one-hour segments, so there are lots of these bits to discover. And once you watch one, you’ll soon find yourself in a Long Way Round marathon.

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