13 Best And Worst TV Moms From Your Favorite Shows

  
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In every TV show there has to be a voice of reason or a cause of conflict for central characters, and in many cases that role is given to the parents, and a lot of the time mothers. From One Tree Hill to Sons of Anarchy, TV fans have seen almost every imaginable possibility of different types of mothering, as well as mother-child relationships, leading us to some of our favorite and most hated on-screen moms. Check out 13 of the best, worst and some of the questionable mothers from hit TV series of recent years:

13. Best: Gloria Pritchett – Modern Family

Gloria Pritchett is one of the funniest moms on TV. She is gorgeous, feisty, fun-loving and loud-mouthed, but none of that stops her from being a caring and loving mom to Manny and Joe on Modern Family. Although her rough upbringing means she often resorts to violence and threats when faced with an issue, her temper and hot-headedness is also what keeps her fiercely protective of her family, and never lets her husband Jay getting away with trying to change Manny from being so “soft.”

Peter 'Hopper' Stone / ©ABC / Courtesy: Everett Collection

Peter ‘Hopper’ Stone / ©ABC / Courtesy: Everett Collection

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12. Worst: Julie Cooper – The O.C.

Marissa Cooper was a difficult character to deal with on The O.C., and like many troubled rich kids, many of her problems can be focused back on her mother, Julie Cooper. Over the many seasons of the show, Julie Cooper had brief flashes of being a caring mother, but for the most part she was too shallow and materialistic and concerned about her own status to really worry about her kids. Between only focusing on herself and eventually hooking up with Marissa’s ex-boyfriend Luke, there were really no redeeming mothering qualities for Julie, and unfortunately, a true change in her was only seen after Marissa’s death.

© WB / Courtesy: Everett Collection

© WB / Courtesy: Everett Collection

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