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Originally Posted by Sedai
Originally Posted by Austruck
Originally Posted by Powdered Water
Originally Posted by Sedai
Curious as to why PW thinks BB is a bad show, unless he means Skylar, and then I get it.
Yeah, that's definitely part of it. I'm not sure if I'm mature enough to really break it down. There were many things that rubbed me the wrong way. It's been so long since I watched it I'm not sure I can even really articulate it into words.
So, do you guys just hate Skylar as a character or Anna Gunn and her acting? Because I thought she was brilliant as that character, and I thought that character was quite believable in terms of what she went through, how she would react as things progressed (especially as a mother of a new baby coming to terms with being married to a clear narcissist).

Perhaps you men just don't get the totality of her understandable reactions to that horrific situation.

I'm not saying I LOVED her character. I'm just saying it was a believable one.
Gunn was excellent - it's the way the character was written, more like. My wife wanted me to tell you all that "Skylar sucks," btw...
I like your wife
Originally Posted by Austruck
Originally Posted by Powdered Water
Originally Posted by Sedai
Curious as to why PW thinks BB is a bad show, unless he means Skylar, and then I get it.
Yeah, that's definitely part of it. I'm not sure if I'm mature enough to really break it down. There were many things that rubbed me the wrong way. It's been so long since I watched it I'm not sure I can even really articulate it into words.
So, do you guys just hate Skylar as a character or Anna Gunn and her acting? Because I thought she was brilliant as that character, and I thought that character was quite believable in terms of what she went through, how she would react as things progressed (especially as a mother of a new baby coming to terms with being married to a clear narcissist).

Perhaps you men just don't get the totality of her understandable reactions to that horrific situation.

I'm not saying I LOVED her character. I'm just saying it was a believable one.
Gunn was excellent - it's the way the character was written, more like. My wife wanted me to tell you all that "Skylar sucks," btw...
Skyler is a weird one. My first run through Breaking Bad had me in her corner. Walter was the man placing his family at risk. He became obsessed with winning and leveraged anything he could to try to control Skyler. The scene in which Walter comes home, enters the bed and takes his wife was a weird transitional moment for me as a viewer, for Skyler recognizing that her husband is no longer the man he was, and for Walter realizing that he now has confidence/ego to take control of things in his life. I read that as a very negative bridge that Walter was crossing.

My second (maybe fifth?) watch of the series and my view was completely opposite. Where, before, I saw Skyler as a victim to Walter's manipulative abuse, I could now see the more subtle character traits in her own abusive personality. I could suddenly see how she dominates Walter and his passive acceptance of it. The same with his boss demanding he wipe the cars rather than stay inside at the register, even knowing his health condition. Walter just rolled over. The bedroom scene now offers a different meaning in that Walter is retaking control of his life, from his wife (assuming that's the position here, and admitting this is a bit gruesome representation of that transition of power), and arguably everyone else who has ever dismissed him as weak. That's not to say he was a victim, really, other than how he chose to perceive his world.

As the seasons developed, I could see who Walter used to be, before Skyler, and how he (I could be remembering wrong) gave up so much of himself leaving his company and starting a family.

Skyler was just as manipulative as Walter and, while she seemed to me, originally, a victim of his character change, she didn't seem to have issues changing her character's ethics to suit her own needs when necessary.

huh. now that I think about it, I may be remembering Wendy Byrde. lol.

I'm eager to give it another run through now just to see how each feed each other's faults.
Originally Posted by Austruck
Originally Posted by Powdered Water
Originally Posted by Sedai
Curious as to why PW thinks BB is a bad show, unless he means Skylar, and then I get it.
Yeah, that's definitely part of it. I'm not sure if I'm mature enough to really break it down. There were many things that rubbed me the wrong way. It's been so long since I watched it I'm not sure I can even really articulate it into words.
So, do you guys just hate Skylar as a character or Anna Gunn and her acting? Because I thought she was brilliant as that character, and I thought that character was quite believable in terms of what she went through, how she would react as things progressed (especially as a mother of a new baby coming to terms with being married to a clear narcissist).

Perhaps you men just don't get the totality of her understandable reactions to that horrific situation.

I'm not saying I LOVED her character. I'm just saying it was a believable one.
I donít know, Iím a woman whoís dealt with A LOT of childcare and I find Skyler to be the most hateable character in the history of television. And I donít think her reactions were ďunderstandableĒ. Moreover, all females in my family (including under the age of 20 and over 60) get up and leave when they see her on the screen and canít stand her either. Gunnís acting was fine to affect people that much, Iíll give it that.
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