my honest breaking bad opinions

hello there !! so recently, i finally started watching the series breaking bad. i know, i’m incredibly late to it. but the only reason i started watching it in the first place was so i could watch better call saul without having any questions. well, i ended up enjoying breaking bad so much that i decided to devote my time to exclusively watching it, well, and the last of us. as i was binge watching this show, very strong opinions started to form. then, i realized that those opinions were not popular. in the slightest. so, you know what you do with unpopular opinions? you tell everyone so people can get mad at you. that’s what i’m doing.

**i have not finished the series yet, so my opinions are based on my current knowledge**

1. skyler did nothing wrong.

everyone hates skyler, and for what?? she’s a loving wife who has one teenager with cerebral palsy, and is pregnant with another child on the way. her husband is always disconnected from her and the family and then they find out he has cancer. she tries her hardest to figure out what’s going on with him, and then he completely disappears. AND THEN, he’s found naked in a supermarket, and it is revealed that he has a second phone that he is hiding from her. and we hate skyler here? all she’s doing is trying to keep her family together, and trying to keep her husband ALIVE. so what if walter said he doesn’t want treatment? it is his body, and it is his choice, but it’s an incredibly selfish one because he later finds out that he is in remission. imagine if he 100% declined treatment despite skyler’s worries. he would of gotten worse, died, and left skyler with two children and barely any money (because he isn’t even that good at what he does; selling what he cooks). fact of the matter is, skyler is a good mother and a good wife, and she doesn’t deserve all the hate she gets. i believe it all stems from misogynistic roots. 

2. walter white sucks

yeah he does. he’s a horrible father/husband, and he’s an even worse friend. he leaves his family for weeks at a time, and lies about it all together. he also lies to everyone else about anything he possibly can. he lies about going “missing”, he lies about getting the money for treatment, he lies about his second phone, and he even lies to jesse about the methylamine “spoiling.” he treats jesse horribly and basically forces him to give up plans with his girlfriend to go out hundreds of miles into the desert to… cook… with him. he cares for no one but himself, and you can’t convince me otherwise. i know he’s only doing this to provide money for his family, but he’s completely tearing the family apart while doing so. AND HE’S IN REMISSION.

3. hank also really sucks

i feel bad for him at some parts, but mostly i hate him. his character is so hateable, but also i do really feel bad for him. i think it’s towards the middle of the series where my hatred for his character turns into empathy. but don’t mistake empathy for forgiveness, i feel bad for him and i wish he didn’t go through what he did, but i still hate him. 

honestly i lost all passion for this blog so i’m going to end it here. cya.

Author: Erin Erter

“i liked the idea of a self-contained, endless pursuit of perfection. but i have a problem with perfection. i don’t think perfection is very artful. but there’s something i liked about the image of a skater going in this endless twisted circle that doesn’t have any real endpoint. so the object is not to stop or arrive anywhere; it’s just to make this thing as beautiful as they can.” -elliott smith

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