An agreeable occupation for the mind, diversion or amusement: solving a crossword puzzle.
Entertainment can be created on any scale, from a single individual choosing their private entertainment from a vast array of pre-recorded products; to a meal designed for two; to a festival or a performance intended for thousands. The term has been closely associated with amusement, but many entertainments have a serious purpose.
Oliver and Barstsch (2010) define entertainment as an activity that is understood objectively, involves communication between text and audience, contains an external stimulus, offers pleasure and requires the viewer to be passive. It may be any type of media: movies, television, music, books, games or visual arts. Entertainment often hits on themes the brain was evolved to deeply react to in order to function in a social world, such as backstabbing and murder.