13 Coolest Criminal Familes in TV History

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Some of our favorite TV families are the ones we'd never want to be a part of.

And some of them? Some of them are downright dangerous.

From organized crime families to those who just like to break the law, here are 13 of the coolest criminal families on TV!

1. The Popes (Scandal)

Papa Pope is one of the worst villains around, believing himself to be above the law and killing without mercy. His daughter fights against him, but Olivia is sometimes more like her father than she wants to believe.

2. The Graysons (Revenge)

Talk about a twisted family. The Graysons will do just about anything to keep up appearances, even if it means breaking the law or turning on one another.

3. The Thompsons (Boardwalk Empire)

The Thompsons are definitely one of the coolest criminal families. Nucky Thompson appears to be a respectable political figure, but he spends the rest of his time bootlegging alcohol in this prohibition-era drama set in Atlantic City.

4. The Shelby Family (Peaky Blinders)

The Shelbys run an illegal gambling ring in post-war England, and they know how to work together to get a job done. They're clever, fearless, and very, very cool.

5. The Botwins (Weeds)

Is there really any family cooler (and more dysfunctional) than the Botwin family? Led by Nancy Botwin, they make their living selling weed, getting into plenty of trouble along the way.

6. The Codys (Animal Kingdom)

The Cody's are a twisted family led by matriarch "Smurf." They do their work by the beach, and they stick together even when they're ready to tear each other apart. But whatever you do, don't lie to Smurf. Just don't.

7. The Bluths (Arrested Development)

The Bluths are totally dysfunctional, and they'll do anything to try to keep their company afloat, from committing fraud to committing treason. In the process, they do a pretty good job of making us laugh.

8. The Kensington Firm (The Catch)

We're just getting to know this crazy family on The Catch, which is led by matriarch Sybil Griffiths. Her son and daughter, plus Benjaman Jones are part of the Kensington Firm, who are pros at putting together a perfect con.

9. The Morgans (Dexter)

When Dexter's adopted father realized he was a psychopath, he trained him to focus on only killing those who deserved it. His sister Deb is totally in the dark about it until she sees him commit murder with her own eyes. She gets involved to help him cover it up, starting down her own difficult path, and eventually, comitting a murder herself.

10. The Corinthos Family (General Hospital)

Sonny Corinthos is currently the head of the Corinthos crime family, who pretty much rules Port Charles. Sonny's son Michael tried to be a part of it for a while, and the players have changed quite a bit over the years. (Remember when Jason was Sonny's right-hand man?)

11. The Whites (Breaking Bad)

They started out as a typical family, but a cancer diagnosis sends the White family down a spiral of criminal activity. It starts with Walter White making and selling meth, but eventually, Skyler has to get involved by using the car wash business as a cover up.

12. The Teller Morrow Family (Sons of Anarchy)

Obviously, if we're talking cool criminal families, Sons of Anarchy is on the list, where Jax Teller balances his family life with that of SAMCRO, a gun-running motorcycle gang.

13. The Sopranos (The Sopranos)

The Sopranos are the iconic TV crime family, focusing on Tony Soprano, who constantly tries to balance his role as a husband and a father with his role as a crime boss.

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