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.”


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