What is Entertaiment?


Entertaiment is any form of entertainment that holds the interest or attention of an audience. It often hits on themes that the human brain was shaped to understand deeply, such as social backstabbing or murders. It stimulates the brain to realease seratonin, dopamine and other chemicals.

Bates and Ferri (2010) define entertainment as consumer activity understood objectively that involves communication between text and audience from external stimulus, offers pleasure, requires an audience to exist, and occurs in a passive form. We all need entertainment in our lives, as it helps keep us from becoming bored with what we are doing on a daily basis.