Sometimes the adventures of seven complete strangers make television magic, but in other cases, groups of preexisting pals are even more interesting to watch. As soon as MTV made its way down to West Virginia for “BUCKWILD,” Shain, Ashley and their longtime clique showed us how to get down and dirty — something they’d all been perfecting for years. From the trust required to go mudding through the woods to their shared romantic pasts, the group proved how powerful existing chemistry can be. You can’t quite ask a random person for an eighteen-wheeler full of water, ya know?
In honor of MTV’s latest show to follow friends who know each other inside and out, here are six of our favorites that preceded it:
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