Entertaiment is any activity that provides pleasure. It must be consumed by a consumer in order to exist, is understood objectively, communicates between text and audience, derives its pleasure from an external stimulus, requires an audience to be present, and takes place in a passive form. It is defined as an activity that the brain was evolved to deeply respond to. Many forms of entertainment are based on themes like backstabbing, murders and social rejection, things the human brain was evolved to react to.
Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright