I dinna mind if ya laugh at me or with me -- that's the way I am. I'm way too empathic for other people's conditions/feelings for my own good.
Actually, the main things that I record to watch are programs from the Discovery Channel/TLC/History Channel, etc (in HD too). Anything scientific (asteroids/comets colliding with us, historical narratives about events in the past, documentaries about airplanes, etc) excites me.
However, I draw the line on a) medical shows (especially where they show needles going in someone...EEEEWWWWW), b) surgery shows (where they peel back the cloth and the scalpel starts to cut in (CLICK) channel changed [needless to say, I don't like movies like Saw 99 :)] and c) "A Baby Story" or "A Wedding Story" or "Bridezillas" or other stuff like that -- once again, I say "Yuck!"
Maybe that is why I am as nice as I am. If so, that's a burden I'll just have to handle myself Ok, maybe not by myself -- I think my wife doesn't mind "sharing" that burden with me