Netflix’s “Choose Your Own Adventure” Television

In addition to adapting The Chronicles of Narnia, Netflix is developing titles where viewers can choose an episode’s outcome à la the classic ​“Choose Your Own Adventure” stories. But as interesting as it sounds, what will that do to the artistry of television? ​“I’ve also begun to find it disturbing how many TV viewers approach TV like a game. It’s one thing to analyze a television show for clues structured around mystery, like rabid fans did with True Detective and Westworld, but people often treat TV like a puzzle to be solved.”