I understand how laugh tracks work. A laugh track isn't necessarily telling you when to laugh; it mostly sets the mood for a program. From the few scenes (not entire episodes) that I've seen of The Big Bang Theory, it seems like a generally decent show. A laugh track just throws off the pacing of a show. Watch this
. Consider that during a half-hour television sitcom you're going to be watching about eight minutes of commercials, and probably another ten minutes of laughter and other audience sounds (a generous estimate). That leaves only about 12 minutes of actual show, which includes an introduction, credits, and scene transitions. It's not that I don't like television. It just feels dreadfully dull when most of the content is padding and fluff. It's like a video game that's mostly cutscenes, blocks of text and loading screens. I guess what I'm trying to say is that I didn't enjoy playing Heavy Rain at all. Also, I loved Malcolm in the Middle. And candy is delicious.