How Better Call Saul fixed Breaking Bad's Skyler Problem

Everyone loves Kim on Better Call Saul. Everyone hated Skyler on Breaking Bad. Here's the difference.

Rhea Seehorn as Kim Wexler.
(Image credit: Michele K. Short/AMC/Sony Pictures Television)

Better Call Saul is firing on all cylinders right now. But in lieu of discussing all the details of last week's exceptionally tense episode, which marked the climax of two and a half beautiful, slow-burning seasons, I want to note a small but significant artifact of this artful prequel to Breaking Bad: Namely, that virtually every fan forum discussing this show is overflowing with love for Rhea Seehorn's Kim Wexler.

If you're familiar with how Breaking Bad fandom tended to approach the show's female characters, this fact is so remarkable it demands attention.

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