1. Victoria Grayson (Revenge)
The Queen of the Hamptons is a mother with an agenda: destroying everyone who puts her family and social status at risk. Beware of her death glare. I mean, seriously. It’s probably deadly.
Highlight: Faking her own death and humiliating her mother in front of her love interest. Both are so good that there’s no way to choose the best.
2. Nancy Botwin (Weeds)
To maintain family standards after her husband’s death, Nancy Botwin enters the world of marijuana dealing. Wow, talk about modern times.
Highlight: She deals pot for a living. Case closed.
3. Cora (Once Upon a Time)
The Evil Queen’s Mother who is even more evil than the Evil Queen (if that’s possible). But c’mon, what would you expect? An apron and some freshly baked cookies?
Highlight: Killing her daughter’s loved one. Mother always knows best.
4. Rochelle Rock (Everybody Hates Chris)
Rochelle promised to “slap me into next week” if I weren’t nice in her description, so, all I can say is that she is the sassy mother of Chris and the best one in the world.
Highlight: The fact that she doesn’t need this, because her man has 2 jobs.
5. Bree Van de Kamp (Desperate Housewives)
Desperate and housewife are words that describe Bree perfectly. I mean, seriously. She is borderline psychotic with her homemaking skills.
Highlight: With her contractor heartbroken and not leaving his house after a break-up, Bree decides to set up her son with him, in order to cheer him up. Even though Andrew doesn’t like it at first, a 60-inch flat-screen TV as a prize changes his mind immediately.
6. Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham (Downton Abbey)
Mother, Grandmother, Mother-In-Law, Employer… there are many faces to Violet Crawley, the Dowager Countess of Grantham. And no, none of them are ever wrong.
Highlight: Whenever she speaks. This woman is an inexhaustible source of great quotes. And ah, the feud between her and Isobel Crawley. TV Gold.
7. Kitty Forman - That 70’s Show
Not only Kitty was the mother of Eric and Laurie, she was also the “mother” of everyone in Eric’s gang, giving (not so) good advice whenever she wanted.
Highlight: Her insanely contagious laugh.
8. Christine Campbell (The New Adventures of Old Christine)
Not exactly our conventional mom, Christine had one big concern when it came to motherhood. And no, it wasn’t anything security related, or nutrition related or even education related. Her biggest concern was that her son could like his father’s new girlfriend (New Christine) more than her. I mean, a totally mature and acceptable fear, isn’t it?
Highlight: Her love of wine. Can totally relate to that.
9. Catelyn Stark (Game of Thrones)
Catelyn is an example for many moms out there, knowing how to balance swetness and harshness perfectly. And oh, she can yield a sword! I wish my mom was able to do that!
Highlight: Trading Jaime Lannister, a swore enemy of the Stark, for the promise of having Arya and Sansa, her 2 daughters, back. Although some may say it was a stupid move, it was this trade that made all the sexual tension between Brienne and Jaime bloom. So thanks, Lady Catelyn!
10. Tara Gregson (United States of Tara)
No DID (Dissociative Identity Disorder) could keep this mom from taking care of the house, working as a mural painter and having an awesome family.
Highlight: The relationship with Marsh(mallow), her adorable gay son.
11. Cora Crawley (Downton Abbey)
Her Ladyship, Lady of the Manor, Countess of Grantham, there are many titles for Cora Crawley. Mother is probably the one she works best with.
Highlight: Carrying the dead body of her daughter’s lover around the house. Now that’s some mother-daughter quality time.
12. Lucille Bluth (Arrested Development)
Critical, rude, self-absorbed, alcoholic… I mean, how can you not love Lucille?
Highlight: I don’t understand the question and I will not respond to it.
13. Pam de Beaufort (True Blood)
She never carried a baby, but c’mon! She’s the vampire mom of Tara, that must count for something.
Highlight: She protects her loved ones like no one else. Mess with Eric or Tara and she’ll have your intestines as beautiful necklace.
14. Alicia Florrick (The Good Wife)
From stay-at-home mom to THE lawyer, Alicia Florrick has faced crisis, public humiliation and even a husband in jail, all with a sharp wit and a smile in the face. She is awesome, no objection allowed.
Highlight: Her relationship with Will Gardner. Their subtle (and the not-so-subtle) dialogues are simply amazing.
15. Tami Taylor (Friday Night Lights)
Not only she’s an awesome mother, she’s also the perfect high school counselor! And her hair is great. And she’s hot. And… come on, Tami, is there anything you don’t excel in?
Highlight: Hey y’all, the way she uses y’all in every sentence is just incredible, y’all! Oh, bummer, I will never be able to do it the way she does.
16. Nora Walker (Brothers and Sisters)
The glue that kept the Walker family together, Nora is the classic mom: she’s caring, loving and can’t help but meddle in her children’s lives. And that’s exactly why we loved her.
Highlight: As you can see, she dressed as a fairy-pirate. You really can’t be better than that.
17. Regina Mills (Once Upon a Time)
Think your mom is bad? Try having the Evil Queen as mom. Can’t top that. (though she really seems to love Henry, so props to her for that)
Highlights: Making Snow White eat the poisoned apple by her own choice. No forcing, no magic using, “just” a threat to kill her true love. Ouch. That woman means business.
18. Karen Walker (Will and Grace)
Ok, she’s a step-mother to Stanley’s daughter, but who doesn’t like a millionaire mom who is always high and says things like “If my brain could still send signals to my face, you’d see I’m horrified right now” or “Good Lord. I can’t believe I’m at a public pool. Why doesn’t somebody just pee directly on me?”. Well, I do.
Highlight: Drugs, not hugs.
19. Gloria Pritchett (Modern Family)
This sassy and fun-loving latina is the mother every boy wants his best friend to have.
Highlight: Her incredibly sexy accent.
20. Lorelai Gilmore (Gilmore Girls)
The original “cool mon”, Lorelai was more than “just” a mom for Rory. She was her best friend.
Highlight: Lorelai and Luke. Lorelai and Rory. Lorelai and Emily. Lorelai and Richard. Lorelai and Paul Anka. Lorelai and Coffee. Lorelai!