In one of those ideas that will undoubtedly be much better in theory than in practice, FOX has decided to go forth with a Choose Your Own Adventure franchise. The genius here is that they get to pay to film hours of footage that many viewers will never even see. What a business plan!
The only way this idea works is if the series continually offers such twisted, painful fates for its characters that the audience actually feels relief when it chooses the death ending. But if those are the parameters, these might be better left to David Fincher and perhaps older, more macabre audiences.
We could have gone with a “turn to page 5″ theme to this article, but it wouldn’t have been terribly clever, funny, or well-executed. However, the A.V. Club did a pretty good job.