HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 09: Vince Gilligan attends the 48th AFI Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute celebrating Julie Andrews at Dolby Theatre on June 09, 2022 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for AFI)
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Vince Gilligan
Breaking Bad Was
As the creator of "Breaking Bad" and co-creator of "Better Call Saul," Vince Gilligan is the man holding the reins of this vast and beloved fictional universe. However, he's found some negative sides to his work, and one of his biggest grievances is the way "Breaking Bad" is rigged to fail certain characters.
In an interview with The New Yorker, Vince Gilligan discussed the hate Skyler received, which he personally found quite strange. Gilligan said, "Back when the show first aired, Skyler was roundly disliked. I think that always troubled Anna Gunn. And I can tell you it always troubled me, because Skyler, the character, did nothing to deserve that.”
However, despite openly wondering about the fan hate Skyler received, Gilligan also revealed that he has come to understand that the laser-like focus maintained on Walt and his story set up the show in a way that did no favors to the budding meth kingpin's wife. "I realize in hindsight that the show was rigged, in the sense that the storytelling was solely through Walt's eyes.”