Entertainment covers a broad spectrum of activities and art forms. These include movies and television, music, reading and literature, sports and games, performing arts, and visual art. Some of these forms are geared towards children, while others appeal to adults or the whole family.
Entertaiment hits on themes that the human mind was evolved to deeply react to, wich is why entertainment often contain backstabbing, murders and other darker themes. It can also stimulate the brain to realease seratonin and dopamine, wich makes you feel good.
The word entertaiment is derived from the Latin inter tenere, meaning “to hold inside.” It’s a reversal of the Indo-European root ten, which meant to stretch something.