The MTV series follows Ben, Duncan, Jonnie and Dave as they travel across North America in a purple transit bus named 'Penelope' to complete a list of '100 things to do before you die'. For every item they try on their list, they help a stranger achieve something on their list. And everywhere they go they ask the question: "What do you want to do before you die?"
Runtime: 60 minutes
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The Buried Life is a reality documentary series on MTV. The series features Duncan Penn, Jonnie Penn, Ben Nemtin, and Dave Lingwood 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 in 2010. On Oct 25, 2011, The Buried Life announced they wouldn't be doing any more episodes of the show. Shortly after their show's cancellation, the creators said they were working on a “new and improved” show for the network based on the premise of the original series. No new details on a new series have since been released. Penn, Lingwood, Penn and Nemtin released their first book as The Buried Life, “What Do You Want to Do Before You Die?” on March 27, 2012. On the week of its release the book climbed to #1 on The New York Times Best Seller List.
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David Lingwood is a competitive break-dancer with a lust for life and adventure. He also briefly pursued a degree in sociology at Concordia University in Montreal. He was briefly married in Las Vegas, NV, crossing #91 off his bucket list: Get Married in Vegas. The marriage was later annulled. Ben Nemtin grew up playing sports and continued with athleticism throughout high school. After graduating, he was selected as a member of the Canadian National Rugby Team, and also earned academic and athletic scholarships to attend the University of Victoria, where he attended as a science major who then made a switch to major in business. Duncan Penn attended University of Victoria and later the John Molson School of Business, where he graduated with honors. After college he helped found a charity, OA Projects, which builds soccer programs for youth affected by war, and has made a positive impact on communities in Ecuador, Rwanda and Uganda. Jonnie Penn is enrolled at McGill University in Montreal, with a double major in History and English Literature. He is currently attending Cambridge University. Jonnie was a winner at the Sacramento Film Festival by the age of eighteen. In addition, he was also selected to represent the country of Canada at the Oxford University Debate Championships.
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