MTV has a new show titled The Buried Life. I admit I don't watch MTV that much anymore (I think I'm getting too old for MTV! LOL) but I have been following Teen Mom because of the adoption angle. While watching Teen Mom I saw previews for The Buried Life and thought that it looked like a good show that I definitely wanted to check out so I set it up to DVR. (Gotta love technology.)
The premise of The Buried Life is based on one question: "What do you want to do before you die?" It chronicles four guys (Duncan, Ben, Dave, and Jonnie) who together made a list of 100 things they wanted to do before they die. They then travel around the United States in a huge purple bus they named Penelope (my puppy's middle name!) accomplishing and checking off items on their list. For every item they check off on their own list they ask a stranger the question and then try to help that person accomplish it.
As someone who has her own personal bucket list, I found the premise of the show intriguing. So far two episodes have aired. They haven't disappointed me. They are hilarious but touching all at the same time.
In the first episode they are trying to cross off number 6 on their list which is "attend a party at the Playboy mansion." Not something that is on my list but their pursuit of this was hilarious as two of the foursome hid in a giant cake for over 6 hours! Two of the foursome did accomplish the task and for these guys as long as one of the four follows through on the task they consider it done and check it off. Then their good deed was to help a stranger they met while near the Playboy Mansion who said he wanted to get the students at his school a new computer before he died. More hilarity ensued as the foursome raised enough money to buy a new computer for the school by doing street performances.
When they actually started this project four years ago they weren't affiliated with MTV. They just all felt something was "missing" from their lives and decided that this would be a fun and meaningful project to accomplish. They raised funds and took two weeks off from work and school and accomplished a hand full of items off the list in those two weeks and it all sort of snow balled from there eventually allowing them to cross off number 53 off their list - which was make a TV show.
And the guys end each episode telling viewers to be prepared because they might be in their home town next and you know what question they'll be asking. So let me ask you - what do you want to do before you die?
Photo Credit: The Buried Life