Now is the perfect time to catch up on the best books, films, television shows, music and podcasts you might have missed. Below are five of the best mum characters to watch on TV – for better or worse.
Sharon Morris, Catastrophe
She came upon motherhood accidentally but it still takes a special kind of mum to name your daughter something no one can pronounce – Muireann.
Edina Monsoon, Absolutely Fabulous
The wannabe fashionista only wanted the best for her daughter Saffy: “Not one bloody boyfriend … I mean, you’re not that bloody ugly!”
Lucille Bluth, Arrested Development
With a vodka in one hand and a killer side-eye, the matriarch was never afraid to tell her four children her true feelings: “I don’t care for Gob”.
Daenerys Targaryen, Game of Thrones
Some people have fur babies, but this mother had three dragons that she handily used to lay waste to her enemies.
Betty Draper, Mad Men
Yes, she locked daughter Sally in a cupboard and told son Bobby to bang his head against a wall, but Betty was just a 1960s mum looking to break free.