Black Mirror viewers are having hilarious guilt over one simple choice in Bandersnatch
To be fair, it's an impossible choice.
As always with things that have plenty of spoilers in them, consider this to be your spoiler alert warning for Black Mirror - Bandersnatch.
Actually, consider this to be a Bandersnatch-esque spoiler warning. What does that mean? Well, you can choose to read on, or you can stop reading the article and avoid any spoilers. Either way, you're probably doomed.
This being said, Black Mirror fans have learned over the last few days that too much choice can be a terrible thing.
So, you started the day genuinely obsessing over what cereal Stefan was going to eat and then an hour later, you didn't give two shits about deciding to kill his father.
Yep, in the immortal words of Ron Burgundy, that escalated quickly but as this flowchart explains, some of those decisions proved to be inconsequential for Stefan's overall fate.
If you managed to get through to the end of the game/episode/film/event, you may have encountered all of these endings, but after (deep breath) visiting a shrink, killing your dad, becoming aware of some secret government spying operation, asking Colin to kill himself/killing Stefan, having a psychotic breakdown, reliving some childhood trauma with the rabbit, breaking down the fourth wall, and taking part in a hell of a fight with your psychiatrist, it all stemmed from one choice.
Sugar Puffs or Frosties.
Granted, this impossible choice was probably inconsequential in the long run, but Black Mirror fans are revelling in the fact that everything began to spin out of control in the aftermath of this tasty dilemma.
It says a lot when it takes longer for people to choose a breakfast cereal than it does to chop up another human being!
FYI, we're judging anyone that picked Sugar Puffs.
— #1 source for clownery 🏳️🌈⃠ (@unlitmemes) December 28, 2018
— pooj 🦄 (@PoojSreenivasan) December 28, 2018
Ate Sugar puffs for breakfast, ended up killing dad. Shit day. :/#Bandersnatch
— Stefan Butler (@StefanButler3) December 28, 2018
Netflix: “here’s a choosing game but no matter what you choose the character will always be miserable”
*Me after 4h of trying*: “maybe if I choose Sugar Puffs over Frosties Stephan will finally get a happy ending...” #Bandersnatch pic.twitter.com/ObShXyFRHH
— mei 🐘 (@guts_live) December 28, 2018
— X (@XLNB) December 28, 2018
— m u n d a (@domxgala) December 28, 2018
— Dusty Rose, Stripper in Training (@Shadowfishy) December 28, 2018
— Erin Cardiff (@erincardiff) December 30, 2018
— 🌱 (@callyj__) December 28, 2018
Hell, even Netflix are getting in on the act.
This person gets it.
If you picked Sugar Puffs you can go ahead and unfollow me, you are not my people. #Bandersnatch
— Daniel Sloss (@Daniel_Sloss) December 28, 2018
Charlie Brooker, God bless you.