Entertainment fires up the brain’s pleasure and reward centers making it pivotal and fundamental to humanity. When entertainment is selected freely, it could result in wanted states, like recreation and relaxation, and could stir emotions and feelings which enrich day-to-day life. The emotional as well as social satisfactions that entertainment provides are amplified by the positive impact it has on a person’s health and executive functioning.
Entertainment At Home
There are many types of entertainment, but not all are available at home, such as Exhibition Entertainment like art exhibits, museums, and festivals, or Live Entertainment like spectator sports, variety shows, and street theater.
Media Entertainment – Soap Operas Like The Royals Season 5
Watching movies and TV shows/series is a form of Media Entertainment. As most households have televisions, it is one of the most accessible and available entertainment at home. Aside from movies, people are drawn to soap operas.
One American primetime soap opera that many tuned in to is The Royals, which ran for four seasons. It is about a fictional British family of royals in present-day London, living in a world of wealth and royal traditions catering to all of their desires. However, duty, destiny, as well as extreme scrutiny from the public are the price tags for these. It is a story filled with drama and thriller where there is war and dispute between family members so as to own a throne. Many viewers who follow the show wonder if this conflict will continue until The Royals Season 5.
Sadly, viewers who are fans of the primetime television show since it first aired in 2015 won’t get to know what happens in The Royals Season 5 as it has been officially canceled. When E! announced the cancellation of the reign of The Royals after four glorious seasons, fans of the show were upset and frustrated as there are still many unanswered questions. But many as still hopeful for season to happen.
Watching soap operas, for many people, has become a ritual to unwind or relax, a chance to escape everyday routine. Another reason why a lot of people are drawn into watching soap operas is the evident “ordinariness” or “familiarity” of many of the characters, even some situations, wherein viewers are able to relate to them. Bottom line is that soap operas are enjoyed by many because of the entertainment value it provides.
Electronic Entertainment – Video Games
Playing video and computer games is another activity that many engage in for some entertainment. It is a type of Electronic Entertainment. Like televisions, people have access to some kind of electronic device to play games, such as computers, tablets, and of course smartphones.
Similar to watching soap operas, playing video games offers escapism allowing people to escape and take a break from daily routines, as well as the stresses and realities of life.
In modern culture, video games have come to be ubiquitous and have transcended the designations for “new technology” and “fad” making it a staple of modern entertainment. Quite clearly, for individuals who play them, video games as well as computer games are very entertaining.
Apart from video and computer games being fun and enjoyable, good quality ones offer numerous benefits as well. This includes improving fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination, encourage cooperation and teamwork when playing with others, develop and enrich skills in math, reading, problem-solving, and learning more about technology, and more.