I am finally watching breaking bad years later and just googled "Why is Walter White such a stupid piece of crap" and got this article in my results.
I was thinking to myself... how can people hate Skyler? At worst she nags and won't back off when his weird behavior could be explained by the distress of fearing his own death. At worst he murders (or coaxes the murder of) an innocent and intelligent healthy younger person to save his own dusty old cancerous ass. (RIP Gale!)
When Skyler drops that she's been screwing Ted, I thought it was *amazing*.
She's doing all she can to protect her family (really, she is)
And he's so proud and arrogant he refuses to accept money from friends who *really owe him* to avoid having to do all this crap in the first place.
Walt's stupidity is my number one issue with the show.
The strangely quiet baby is my issue number two.
Skyler being less than an ideal wife for a murderous drug dealing psychopath who treats all his friends like shit?
Not even on the list.
Why do people hate on her so much?
I think Skylar was annoying but so was Walter, Walter Jr, Hank and his wife. My problem with Walter was his pride and ego, but he was still industrious and most times I wanted him to get away with his illegal activities. I didn't want to see him get killed by the other drug dealers or arrested by the cops. In the beginning Skylar was left in the dark and concerned by Walter's behavior and always got in the way of Walter's schemes and plans. But as a viewer who wanted Walter to succeed, Skylar was an obstacle and suspicious and getting in Walter's way. I don't think if you don't like Skylar you are automatically a sexist pig. When Walter Jr was about to spoil Walter's plans he became a problem and another annoyance to deal with. Don't forget Skylar smoked while she was pregnant and played the annoying obstacle very well. For me it has nothing to do with being a woman.
There are men who went overboard with the Skylar hate and perhaps a subset of them are sexist. But I think woman need to find a better cause to rally around. Skylar's character was inherently annoying on purpose. I have similar feelings for Hank and Walter Jr who are men. And the people here who are saying GOT is a sexist show now because of Sansa are a bit too sensitive. You have Danearys, Arya, Brienne, Osha, etc who are fan favorites which includes the male demographics and strong female characters. I understand woman getting upset by some of the ignorant fan's comments and perhaps the nudity but be the thing that prevents you from enjoying a show because it will make you unhappy in the end.