Happy Mother’s Day: 10 top television mums
Happy Mother’s day! To celebrate the remarkable women who brought us into the world and made us the people we are today, we bring you television’s fiercest mums:
1. Marge (The Simpsons)
Marge has been the beating heart of the Simpson family for over twenty-five years, holding the family together despite Homer’s idiocy, Bart’s delinquency and Lisa’s interfering.
2. Violet (Downton)
The Dowager Countess was understandably protective of her family, unafraid to manipulate or make a snide remark to those who opposed her, but also shared sensitive moments with her children and grandchildren.
3. Agnes (Mrs Brown’s Boys)
Agnes loves meddling in the personal lives of her children, despite her often getting the wrong end of the stick, but she only does it because she cares. She’s also got some wicked insults for those who insult her.
4. Sue (Outnumbered)
Sue is patient, hardworking and responsible, despite being surrounded by three unruly kids and a less-than-obliging husband.
5. Lorelai (Gilmore Girls)
One of the best television mums ever? Lorelai struggled as a single teenage mum, but managed to successfully bring up daughter Rory to be just as compassionate as herself.
6. Marie (Everybody loves Raymond)
Marie may not have liked anybody else all that much (sorry Debra) but she always made time and food for the apple of her eye: Raymond.
7. Lois (Malcolm in the Middle)
She was controlling, she was overprotective, and she was difficult for her four sons to live with – but it all came from an earnest longing for her children to do well.
8. Cersei (Game of Thrones)
Cruel, manipulative and an adulterer… say what you like about Cersei, but you cannot deny her utter devotion to her children (even the vicious Joffrey).
9. Gloria (Modern Family)
Gloria might be a bit full-on as a mother to Manny and Joe, but she makes no secret of her love for her children and their possibly too comfortable bond.
10. Debbie (Queer as Folk US)
Debbie was always ready to support her son and others in need, though she probably involved herself probably deeper in the LGBT community than Michael might have liked.