You remember those ‘choose your own adventure’ books? The reader gets to determine the characters actions and thus the outcome of the plot.
Well, Netflix is toying with the idea of adding this to their streaming service.
Have you ever wished you could tell the kids from stranger things to go somewhere else? Or make Archie feel the same way about Betty in Riverdale?
It looks like free will might be coming to a screen near you. According to the Daily Mail, Netflix will test out the technology on children’s shows.
A statement from Netflix:
“Netflix is constantly exploring ways to create a better experience for its members. We first introduced interactive elements to our Kids series,Kong, in April 2016. We will continue to experiment in this format to learn more about what our members enjoy.”
So how do you feel about this? Do you want to control the narrative of your favourite shows?
Personally, I think that takes away the best part about watching T.V., you know, the surprise.