The 10 Worst Moms on TV
Sarah Linden (Mireille Enos)
1. Sarah Linden ("The Killing")
She's not actively trying to kill her son, but she may end up doing so anyway. After she teased him with the idea that he was moving to California, he's now relegated to being homeless since she can't keep a place for more than a minute because Child Protective Services is (rightly) breathing down her neck or because a murderer might be stalking her. Linden's son rarely gets to eat anything that doesn't come out of a vending machine, and she keeps him locked up in motel rooms, supposedly for his own protection. And his only "friend" is a meth-addicted detective, while his mom prevents him from being with his father, who could actually maybe take care of him or at least provide him with a safe place to stay. Her main justification for her absentee parenting? He's 13 and not a child anymore.