Picks and Pans Review: Road Rules
MTV (season premiere, Mon., July 15, 10 p.m. ET)
Five personable, attractive young people, ages 18 through 25, set out on a mystery tour across America in a Winnebago supplied by MTV. Each week they receive a set of clues and must then complete a mission. The first week they were asked to swim amid a group of hungry sharks and later to actually tag one of the terrifying creatures. Unlike their self-absorbed counterparts on MTV’s The Real World, these kids don’t make you root for the sharks. But their unnerving docu-adventures do make you wonder about their parents.