Netflix Just Added a Choose Your Own Adventure Feature & We're Jealous of Our Kids

Netflix's Puss in Book
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How often have you watched your kids' favorite cartoons and pondered the events that unfolded? Seriously, if I had a dime for every time I questioned Rocky's usefulness on Paw Patrol or rolled my eyes at one of Dora's boneheaded questions, I'd be a very wealthy woman. But Netflix is ready to put you and your kids in the driver's seat of some animated programming, so the only person to blame for tomfoolery is yourself.

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As part of its Interactive Storytelling program, Netflix subscribers will now have the opportunity to guide a TV show the way they want. Kicking things off is Puss in Book: Trapped in an Epic Tale, featuring the interactive capabilities that are pretty much Choose Your Own Adventure for the digital generation. Kids can actually engage with the characters they're watching, which allows screen time to become more imaginative than simply watching someone else's vision play out.

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Next month Netflix will add another kids' show to the interactive mix -- Buddy Thunderstruck: The Maybe Pile. Similarly, viewers will be able to choose between options so that they can reach their own desired conclusion to the episode.

Considering the way my kids like to watch the same shows over and over again, this technology feels like a major reprieve for parents. At least now if we see the same scenes repeatedly, we can ask the kiddos to switch it up so we're not watching the exact story we've seen countless times.

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Now if they could only retroactively apply this technology to Paw Patrol. There needs to be more recycling emergencies in Adventure Bay, am I right? Give Rocky something to do. Please!

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