Hi everyone! I hope you’ve all had a great week last week, I am into my third week of lounging around post exams and honestly am going a little stir crazy! Still it has been great not having to revise and just spend my time reading and watching TV. Anyway, I’m back this week with another Top Ten Tuesday, courtesy of the lovely ladies over at The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s topic is a Mother’s Day Freebie, but since I already did my Favourite Fictional Mothers back when it was Mother’s Day in the UK, I decided that instead of focusing on my favourite mothers from books and giving you a complete copy of the list I already did last time, I would instead focus on a different kind of fictional mother this time and list my Top Ten Favourite TV Mothers, so here we go:
- Lorelai Gilmore-Gilmore Girls
Lorelai isn’t perfect, she definitely has her share of issues, but she really loves her daughter and is always looking out for her best interests and whilst she might be best friends with her daughter, she will still play the mum card when Rory messes up.
2. Rayna Jaymes-Nashville
Not only is Rayna a loving and caring mother to her own daughters, Maddie and Daphne, she acts as sort of a mother like figure to the rest of the cast as well, particularly Juliette.
3. Catherine De Medici-Reign
Okay hear me out here. Yes Catherine is manipulative, scheming and bordering on slightly sociopathic but everything she does, she does out of love for her children, she is fiercely protective of them and will do anything to keep them safe,
4. Hilda Suarez-Ugly Betty
Hilda’s a great mother to Justin, she’s fiercely protective of her son, encourages him to be exactly who he is and supports him in everything he does.
5. Mary Cooper-The Big Bang Theory
It takes a very special type of mother to deal with Sheldon, and Mary Cooper is definitely that! She is clearly completely devoted to and proud of her son and despite their differences, they have a great relationship.
6. Kristina Braverman-Parenthood
I mean the woman set up her own school for children with learning difficulties so that her son with Asperger’s could be in an environment where he flourished, if that’s not a great mother then what is?
7. Lynette Scavo-Desperate Housewives
Lynette always felt like the most realistic mother on Desperate Housewives to me, she may despair with her unruly children at times, but she clearly loves them and would fight tooth and nail for them.
8. Ashley Marin-Pretty Little Liars
Pretty Little Liars isn’t exactly known for having great parents, but I think out of the girls’ mums Ashley is the best. She will do anything for her daughter, even if it is morally or legally dubious and has done so on several occasions and just wants what’s best for Hanna.
9. Alba, Jane & Xiomara Villanueva-Jane The Virgin
I wanted to include all of the Villanueva women in this post, because I think they’re all great mothers, in different ways. Alba moved all the way from Venezuela in order to provide a better life for Xiomara, Xiomara, whilst she may make questionable decisions sometimes, is always there for Jane, pushing her to achieve her goals. Jane herself is also a great mother, willing to do anything to ensure her son’s happiness.
10. Shelagh Turner-Call The Midwife
Shelagh is such a great mother, she loves her children so, so much even though she’s not actually biologically related to either (Timothy is her stepson and Angela is adopted) and will do anything to ensure their happiness.
I’m going to stop there and just stick to ten this week, though I could probably come up with more great TV mothers! Who are your favourite TV mums? Do you agree with any of the ones on my list? And for all my US followers, did you have a nice Mother’s Day? Let me know in the comments!
Next week’s list is a Summer Reads related freebie, as I’m not really a big fan of beach reads, I’ll share the Top Ten Books I’m Planning To Read Over The Summer Holidays. In the meantime, I have a discussion post planned for sometime in the next few days, so stay tuned for that.