5. Mary Louise-Parker as Nancy Botwin on Weeds

Sure, Nancy started out with good intentions—a little mid-grade drug dealing to maintain her family's comfortable life style after her husband died. The keyword is started. Over the course of Weeds' whirlwind eight seasons, Nancy has committed mild wrongs against her sons like preventing one from going to college and lying about their true heritage. Typical dysfunctional family shit, right?

Oh, but she's also had one arrested—because he was involved in a rival drug outfit. She embroiled them in the drug cartel universe, which led to numerous kidnappings and even a shooting that was meant for her. She even helped one son cover up a murder. All said and done, we're pretty sure her kids would have been better off moving to a less affluent neighborhood than going through all of that.