Acronym: Willing Suspension of Disbelief.
Readers/watchers of fiction will accept unrealistic premises in a story as long as it is all self-consistent. The story should not break its own rules, and people should behave like people. "You can ask an audience to believe the impossible, but not the improbable."
C'mon, I'm OK with the cowboys riding pterodactyls and the breakdancing robots, but WSoD won't cover them walking into the cellar unarmed AGAIN.
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