What would happen if there was total economic collapse? Or an EMP? Or some other apocalyptic event? Glenn has been watching ‘The Walking Dead’ and sees it as a scarily accurate portrait of what life would be like if people had to fight to survive. There may not be zombies, but the rest isn’t too far off.
"If you watch it for pure entertainment, God bless you. I don't know how do it. It must be nice to live in that world. I don't live in that world. I'm taking notes," Glenn said. "When it happens in real life, they won't be walking around dummies just trying to stumble into you and gnaw at your arms...they have it easy compared to the way I think the world is going to break down."
Glenn found the role that God played in the show to be really interesting. One of the main characters, Herschel Greene, brings faith to the center of the show and how it impacts the other characters.
"He brings everybody together. And you can see how important God would be in that situation. A true belief in God, not a magical mystical thing," Glenn said.
Glenn finally caught up to the latest episodes through Netflix and VOD, and notes that the characters have changed drastically. They're incredible survivors, but it cost them a lot of who they were before the world collapsed.
"You see they are people that have dramatically changed. And in some ways for the better. In other ways, they've really lost who they were," Glenn said.
Glenn pointed out that the youngest member of the survivor group, teenager Carl Grimes, doesn't like another group of survivors the main cast encounters in the latest season. He sees them as weak, and that weakness will end up getting their group killed.
"You could say that now about somebody who moves from Israel and moves to the United States. Right? They would move from Israel to the United States and they would say, 'these people will get us all killed. They don't even see what's coming. They're all soft. I don't like it here.' That's the way you would be," Glenn explained.
"You fundamentally change, and not necessarily in a bad way."
Watch Glenn's full analysis below: