Viuda Negra (viudanegra) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,
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Mother's Day Tribute: 20 (5) Best/Worst TV Moms From Revenge, Parenthood, Thrones and More

A mother’s job is never done, and this Mother’s Day, TVLine is putting 20 of today’s most dynamic TV moms under the microscope to see just how good a job they’re doing.

It’s an admittedly wide spectrum of women, from controlling mom-sters like Revenge‘s Victoria Grayson to walking love robots like Parenthood‘s Kristina Braverman — who we’d totally beg to adopt us if she was real, and if we weren’t over 18.

We’d also like to note the diversity in this year’s list, which — in addition to 14 mortal humans — boasts three witches, two cartoons and a werewolf. These ain’t your mama’s mamas.

WORST: Cora, Once Upon a Time
PORTRAYED BY | Barbara Hershey
Between leaving Baby Zelena in the path of a cyclone and killing Regina's boyfriend (R.I.P., Daniel!), Cora is pretty much 0 for 2 in the daughter relationship department.

BEST: Alicia Florrick, The Good Wife
PORTRAYED BY | Julianna Margulies
One of the busiest lawyers in Chicago, Alicia always has time to get her kids out of a jam, keep them away from Jackie -- whatever's on the to-do list.

WORST: Cersei Lannister, Game of Thrones
PORTRAYED BY | Lena Headey
While the Queen Regent seems genuinely distraught over her son's untimely death, maybe if she'd been a better mother, li'l Joffrey wouldn't have turned out so bad. (Yet another cautionary tale of incest, folks.)

BEST: Maya Lewis, Scandal
PORTRAYED BY | Khandi Alexander
Mama Pope goes by many aliases, but any way you shake it, she's a terrorist with a penchant for stabbing her husband. We can only imagine the bedtime stories she told Olivia as a child.

BEST: Melissa McCall, Teen Wolf
PORTRAYED BY | Melissa Ponzio
Remember when Stiles called Mrs. McCall "mom"? He was basically right; she's everybody's mom. She even agreed to take in stray wolf Isaac, though he turned out to be a terrible house guest and we're not ready to talk about him.

complete list at the source

Who's your favorite TV mom, ONTD? Mine is Melissa McCall. And obviously Lorelai Gilmore.

Tags: game of thrones (hbo), once upon a time (abc), scandal (abc), teen wolf (mtv), television, the good wife / the good fight (cbs)
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