Netflix's choose-your-own adventure shows are here


Netflix is giving viewers control over the stories they’re watching as the streaming service is launching its new children’s shows featuring interactive elements.

Much like the choose-your-own-adventure books of our youth (or, for you youngins’, a Telltale video game) the two programs — Puss in Book: Trapped in an Epic Tale and Buddy Thunderstruck: The Maybe Pile — allow viewers to take control during key parts in the story.

For example, you could choose for the bears that Puss in Boots encounters to be friendly or not with a press of a remote or tap of a touchscreen — with the result having an impact on what you see next and possibly even how the story ends.