Two weeks ago, Netflix released a new episode of Black Mirror called Bandersnatch. Its interactive format where viewers choose between options to direct the plot was an instant hit, trending on Twitter and quickly becoming a highly contentious and discussed topic. Allegedly, there are so many possible combinations that the director himself is not able to find certain scenes that he had put in. I have a lot of thoughts about Bandersnatch and about its interactive format. Rather than writing eight different articles, I took a page out of Netflix’s book and created a “Choose Your Own Gossip” article. By clicking on one of two choices, you can choose what the next paragraph of the article will be! Before we dive in, let me ask you a question:
Did you watch Bandersnatch?