Brain Candy Meaning

(idiomatic) A narrative, commentary, etc. which amuses and holds one's attention, but which lacks intellectual depth or importance.

Example: 1982 Feb. 10, "Capsule Reviews," Daily Times (Ohio, USA), p. 16 (retrieved 2 Oct 2012):
  Venom is spine-tingling brain candy about a deadly snake on the loose in a London townhouse during a kidnapping attempt.
1992 Feb. 19, Ron Alexander, "Metropolitan Diary," New York Times (retrieved 2 Oct 2012):
  After years of chewing on murder mysteries as my form of “brain candy,” I thought I'd sample westerns for a change of pace.
2003 June 9, Bryan Walsh, "Movies: Enter The Animatrix," Time:
  Matriculated, my favorite, is written and directed by Peter Chung. . . . The result is electric-Kool-Aid brain candy, with a twist of unexpected pathos.