I know that squid don't catch fire in my flat very often, but it's nice to know that when they do I deal with it quickly, efficiently and without panicking.
I've realised what it is that bothers me about Dr Who.
It's that the emotional bits are aimed at an adult viewer while the plot and special effects are clearly from a BBC kid's TV series. When we got long chunks of one or the other I'm fine, but when it switches back and forth repeatedly (as happened a lot during the ending bits of todays episode) it causes cognitive dissonance.
I _like_ kids TV, cartoons, etc. And I like adult, emotional stuff. But the mode in which I watch each of them is very different, and trying to do both at once is something I find quite hard.