Entertainment often hits on the themes that the human mind was shaped to deeply react to, like backstabbing and murder. It also stimulates the brain to release seratonin, dopamine and other feel good chemicals. This could explain why many familiar forms of entertainment have the ability to cross over various media and demonstrate a seemingly unlimited potential for creative remix.
The act of entertaining; agreeable occupation for the mind; diversion or amusement: Solving the daily crossword is an entertainment for me.
From Middle English entretenement, from Old French entretenement; see entertain.
The word entertainment is related to the Latin word tenere, meaning “to hold inside,” and a Indo-European root derived from the verb tener, which means “to stretch.” It has the same meaning as the English word entrainment.