Yeah, I remember think at the time that the show was definitely now lacking in batshittery but going back now, it was still plenty batshit.
That said, I have a lot less personal animosity towards her than I had back then and even then, I mostly just hated what she did. She's had a pretty rough life, despite having been married to a super-rich guy and then spending several years in a relationship with the asshole governor of New York. Who turned out to be the scummiest of bags. My personal theory is that she learned of his scumbagedness and that's why they split.