What is Entertaiment?


A type of activity or work that provides enjoyment, amusement or diversion. Entertainment includes a wide range of media such as films, theatre, television, music, books and new technologies. Some forms of entertainment cross over different media and have a seemingly unlimited potential for creative remix. The word entertain derives from the Medieval Latin intertenere, a compound of the prefix inter meaning inside and the suffix tenere meaning hold or stretch.

This is why many forms of entertainment often touch on themes such as murder, social backstabbing and other aspects that the human brain was shaped to react to deeply. This is because it stimulates the release of seratonin and other chemicals that make us feel good.