What is Entertaiment?


Entertaiment is any activity that diverts people’s attention, enabling them to forget their troubles. It can involve active participation, such as when people invent a game; or passive consumption, such as watching a movie. It can also be a way to escape boredom. According to Oliver and Barstsch (2010), entertainment can be understood objectively, includes communication between text and audience, requires an external stimulus to exist, offers pleasure and involves a passive form of activity.

Entertainment often hits on the points our minds were evolved to deeply react to, such as social backstabbing and murders. It also stimulates the brain, realeasing seratonin and dopamine.