Hermione Lodge (Riverdale)
While we should be celebrating Hermione's strength, confidence and business savvy, we can't get past how she manipulates everyone around her -- including her daughter, Veronica. She's not afraid of lying or throwing the people closest to her under the bus to get what she wants.
Janine "Smurf" Cody (Animal Kingdom)
Smurf is the matriarch of a Southern California crime family, and has a rather complicated relationship with her kids. When her estranged daughter dies and her grandson comes to live with her, it's only a matter of time before she's plotting to initiate him into her unlawful ways.
Lucille Bluth (Arrested Development)
Lucille's kids may not like her, but she has them under her thumb. She uses a lies and guilt trips to keep them in her control, and even goes as far as adopting a fifth child to make her youngest son jealous.
Carolyn Preston (Timeless)
Some parents dream of their children following in their footsteps and taking over the family business. When your business is undoing significant events throughout history to fulfill a heinous legacy, it's no wonder that Lucy doesn't want to be anything like Carolyn.
Karen Street (S.W.A.T.)
When we first meet Karen, she comes across as a devoted mother to her son despite the fact that she's serving time for killing her abusive husband. It's her asking Jim to help her out in a way that could end his S.W.A.T. career that send her into bad mom territory.
Malory Archer (Archer)
Malory is known for her abilities as a spy and a business owner, but not for her maternal instincts. She does show a softer side when it comes to her granddaughter, but her son's life has been filled with constant criticism, abandonment, disturbing oversharing and TMI.