Fresh-faced, optimistic, and totally earnest, the four twentysomethings who created and star on MTV’s ‘The Buried Life’ have a lot of things going for them: Hunky, all-American good looks (although they’re actually Canadian). More than half a million “friends” on Facebook. And a successful show on MTV which relies entirely on their personalities, on-camera chemistry, and real-deal authenticity.
Now in its second season, the show’s premise is deceptively simple: The stars — Dave Lingwood, Ben Nemtin, Duncan Penn, and his brother, Jonnie Penn — ask each other (and thus, their viewers) ‘what do you want to do before you die’?
Each episode follows them on a cross-country quest to cross one of the items off their list that answers the question, from capturing a fugitive to getting married in Las Vegas to, in this week’s edition (Monday, October 25 at 10:30 pm/ET), stealing a lock of Robert Pattinson’s hair.