The real shame here is that the very things that people are not happy with - the rushed journey, the feel that they were just `ticking boxes' in terms of reaching destinations and modes of transport, are all comments that have been put to the production company, via email and also on the Long Way Down website forum. I am a very huge fan of Charley Boorman, I think he is a genuine gem, interesting to watch and incredibly likeable, but unless the comments by viewers are listened to, then I wonder how many more chances he will get with viewers? As a fan, I get a lot of feedback from other people, and most of the feedback I got was how rushed this series was, and how disjointed it felt. With Ewan not there, that chemistry is absent, but Charley is charismatic enough in himself. It's the constant dashing from place to place in an `Oh look, here's a boat that just happens to be empty and able to take us on the next leg' fake style that doesn't help. We tend to lead busy lives, and to be honest, the thought of sitting down after a week running around after my kids, working, running the house, seeing my friends only to watch someone else chase around is not what I want. I'm after escapism, new worlds, new cultures and new people with a different take on life. If I want rushed and busy, I just get up in the morning! Also, there were nowhere near enough motorbikes. Charley withough a bike - it's just wrong!
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