The Buried Life is a reality documentary series on MTV.The series features four friends attempting to complete a list of “100 things to do before you die.” The pilot episode aired on January 18, 2010, and the show was renewed for a second season.
The series focuses on four friends (Ben, Jonnie, Duncan, and Dave) as they travel across North America in a purple transit bus they named “Penelope” to complete a list of “100 things to do before you die.” For every item they try to complete on their list, they help a stranger achieve one of their dreams and encourage others to go after their own lists. Everywhere they go they ask the question: “What do you want to do before you die? They have crossed off most of the numbers off of their list. Ranging from asking a girl out to surviving on a desert island, the boys are always doing something different.