Apos: You've been nothing short of superb in your portrayal of Skyler White on what is arguably the best damn series on TV, Anna. Pay no attention to the misogynistic vitriol from the troglodytes and trolls who are so engrossed with the show that they can no longer distinguish between fantasy and reality. Live your life without restrictions and continue to hone your craft. I look forward to seeing more of your work in the future.Sincerely,Apos.
ontariolightning: What does she expect.. she farked ted.
Lionel Mandrake: I can't imagine any other actor playing Walter or Jesse or Gus or Hank. I can easily imagine another Skyler.That said, I don't dislike her
DamnYankees: Lionel Mandrake: I can't imagine any other actor playing Walter or Jesse or Gus or Hank. I can easily imagine another Skyler.That said, I don't dislike herMalkovich as Gus. Write it up.
Carth: The problem with Skylar White is two fold. The first, and smaller issue is how she was introduced. In first episode we're introduce to the character with her nagging Walter about using the wrong credit card. It has been awhile but I think this is before she even knows he has cancer and thus what teh viewer assumes is their everyday life.The second issue is she is a terrible communicator. She can't express her emotions or anger in an adult manner or do so in a way that doesn't come off as either childish (tantrums, silent treatment) or intentional hurtful (I fark Ted). Yes, the character is under a ton of stress and in an impossible situation but when you combine a character who can't communicate their feeling with someone who is actively working against the protagonist for much of the show you have a recipe for a character viewers won't like.
Umokay: I have an idea: Why not be happy that the character inspired anything at all from the fickle TV viewing world?The fact that people are hating the character means that Gunn did something right. Skylar is indeed a strong woman, and one to be admired for resilience in the face of horror.But Walt's "equal"? That is absolute nonsense. Skylar is not even close to Walt's equal- not in benevolence or malevolence, not in intellect or in resourcefulness, not in determination or inner strength.There is unwarranted hate towards the character, but not solely (nor even predominantly) because she is a "strong woman". It is because Walt is ubermensch and Skylar coontil this most recent episode, which I thought was a great turn) is a long-suffering, sacrificing Christ figure that everyone has grown sick of, in general, within the realm of drama.
Hoban Washburne: Skylar is flawed, like EVERY character on the show. If you actually step back and look at what an egomaniacal monster Walt is, she looks like a saint by comparison.
tlchwi02: she does a great job, but I don't like the character. however, from the way she was written, I always assumed I wasn't supposed to like her, so i'm confused as to what the problem is?
Lsherm: The consensus among the haters was clear: Skyler was a ball-and-chain, a drag, a shrew, an "annoying biatch wife."In all fairness, that's exactly how the character was written at the beginning. Then she was dismissive and bossy when she got involved with the meth operation, and only now is she a little sympathetic because she realizes what a monster Walt has become. But she's not that sympathetic, because she was so bossy she's entirely complicit in the operation now.I don't have anything against Anna Gunn, though. Hell, I can't stand Marie, either. I think the show has a hard time writing female characters. The only one I liked, Jane, they killed off.
JosephFinn: Hoban Washburne: Skylar is flawed, like EVERY character on the show. If you actually step back and look at what an egomaniacal monster Walt is, she looks like a saint by comparison.YES YES YES.
UsikFark: Walter is an asshole, but he's our asshole, and his interest is the plot's interest.
Lsherm: Hell, I can't stand Marie
OtherLittleGuy: The Marie hate is stronger
1derful: People don't like an unsympathetic character who happens to have a vagina, therefore don't like that character because she's a "strong woman."
ontariolightning: I didn't like Vic Mackey's wife/ex Corinne Mackey. I didn't like Jack Bauers wife Teri Bauer. I didn't like Dexter Morgans gf/ wife Rita (unless she was naked)As for Anna Gunn, didn't like her on Deadwood and I don't like her on Breaking Bad. Sorry Anna, it's not you, it's me..
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