What is Entertainment?


Entertainment is a form of amusement or enjoyment, sometimes also having a serious purpose as in the case of ceremonies, religious festivals or even satire. Entertaining can be done on a small scale, such as by a single person watching a pre-recorded movie or playing a game, or on a grand scale, such as a performance intended for thousands or even a global audience via the internet. Entertainment often hits on themes the human brain was evolved to react deeply to, such as social backstabbing or murders. This may stimulate the release of seratonin, dopamine and other chemicals, giving a good feeling.