Hunger Games?

I have often wondered why Hunger Games was / is so popular.  Look…I admit, I watch violent shows (24 is a good example and even Scandal has had violent scenes where teeth get pulled out with a pliers), but Hunger Games?  The Hunger Games story line (as I have been told it is) just seems over the top to me — teens killing teens…and a contest to kill.  Nothing about that story line seems remotely entertaining to me.

Am I wrong?  Do I have the wrong story line?