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Why do we watch TV and movies, and read?

Asked by Aesthetic_Mess (7892points) March 25th, 2011

Seriously, why do we watch television, movies, and why do we read?
What is it that we get from shows, movies, and literature that is so appealing, and makes us want more?

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Dutchess_III's avatar

Adventure. Knowledge. Entertainment.

JilltheTooth's avatar

Yeah, ^ ^ ^ pretty much that.

picante's avatar

We love to live vicariously. And all of the above.

erichw1504's avatar

@Dutchess_III Summed it up perfectly.

erichw1504's avatar

I’d also like to add that it is a way to escape reality. Sometimes life can be hard and a cruel place to live in, so these forms of entertainment keep up sane.

the100thmonkey's avatar


It’s the only human universal. There’s something in us that seems to require it.

12Oaks's avatar

We need something to do after we wake up and before bed time on days when no work is being done.

Seelix's avatar

To stimulate our brains. Or to unstimulate them with mindless entertainment after a long, brain-stimulating day at school :)

geeky_mama's avatar

I agree with @erichw1504.
Escapism. For some people this is more complete than others. My son and I both have the “gene” that makes us TOTALLY absorbed in what we read or watch. It can be both a blessing and curse.

babybadger's avatar

I agree with @Seelix and @erichw1504 – It’s an opportunity to escape from reality for a brief time.

VengeanceGirl1's avatar

because everyone love tele:L

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