Do you remember those “Choose Your Own Adventure” books growing up? The books where you are given choices and the plot unfolds according to direction you take? For example,
If you decide to eat the magic pill, turn to page 25
If you decide not to eat the magic pill, turn to page 16
How would it be if we applied this same concept to a TV series? It would be a blend of the voting capabilities of American Idol, the character control of Second Life, and the “nothingness” of Seinfeld. I could see this as something that could really be an engrossing, innovative concept or a really big flop.
I think the format could work if:
- It took advantage of the many built-in social media opportunities (voting, content creation, discussion, etc.)
- The series was very engaging
- The timeframe from vote to action was minimized
Could this work? What do you think?