8 TV Shows that Led the Mother-Hating Trend of 2013

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AMERICAN HORROR STORY


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AHS wins as the absolute worst vilification of mothers on television this year, presenting an exploration of horror tropes involving mothers as a dominant theme. Jessica Lange as Fiona Goode trips every narcissistic mother trigger in the book. Other mothers include Kathy Bates who imprisoned and tortured her daughters and the family slaves, and no less than two sexually abusive mothers of sons, one of whom (played by Patti Lupone, above) seemed to be modeled after the sick mother in the classic television miniseries Sybil. Doesn't get much worse than that, and AHS poured it on thick. Moms can be evil witches, point made.

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