19 Underappreciated TV Moms Who Deserve More Credit

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Being a mom isn't always easy, and it comes with a lot of responsibility and hard choices.

At the end of the day, most mothers always want what's best for their kids even if their kids have a hard time seeing it. 

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There are some moms on television who we'd like to see get more recognition either from viewers or from their own families. 

We put together a slideshow of 19 underappreciated TV moms who deserve more credit! 

1. Liza Miller - Younger

Liza's career may be important to her, but it's not as important as her daughter. Although her job is the focus of the show, Liza's focus will always be her family.

2. June Osborne - The Handmaid's Tale

June is fighting like hell to get back to her daughter, and she also fought like hell to keep her newborn baby safe. Sending her son away and electing to stay behind to help others was a huge self-sacrifice that showed just how much June loves her kids.

3. Amy Sosa - Superstore

Superstore often brushes past the fact that everything Amy does is to support her family. When her husband refused to put in the effort, she worked her butt off to make sure that she could provide for her daughter.

4. Grace - The Umbrella Academy

Out of all the Hargreeves, Diego was the only one who really appreciated their mother. Grace may have been a robot, but she showed the kids more love and compassion than anyone else in the world.

5. Clarke Griffin - The 100

Clarke isn't underappreciated by Maddie, but she is underappreciated by the rest of her family. Aside from Bellamy, no one else has forgiven her for the things she did to protect her daughter, even though she saved all their lives countless times at her own expense.

6. Michonne - The Walking Dead

It's easy to forget that before the zombie apocalypse, Michonne was a devout mother. Although we didn't really get to see it firsthand hand, her mother/son relationship with Carl is an atonement to what a great mom she is.

7. Sarah Campbell - The Village

It may have been wrong for Sarah to keep her daughter in the dark about her dad, but her heart was always in the right place. Sarah loves her daughter more than anything in the world and just wants what is best for her.

8. Marie Sambrell - Black Mirror

Marie's actions were wrong but her heart was in the right place. She never should have used Arkangel to track her daughter's every move, but she also didn't deserve to be beaten up by her own child.

9. Eliza Danvers - Supergirl

Eliza may not be Kara's mom by blood, but she treats her just like her own daughter. She was incredibly accepting of Alex and Maggie's relationship and wants nothing more than for her kids to be happy.

10. Caroline Forbes - The Vampire Diaries

Caroline becoming a mom was an interesting twist on The Vampire Diaries. No one could have predicted Caroline's motherly nature to be so intense, but she turned out to be a great mom whose kids are lucky to have her.

11. D.J. Fuller - Fuller House

Everything D.J. does is for her kids. She may go a little over the top sometimes, but it's just because she loves her family and wants everyone to be successful.

12. Cookie Lyon - Empire

Cookie may be a wild card, but when it comes to her kids she would do anything to protect them and keep the family together.

13. Annie Marks - Good Girls

Annie makes a lot of sacrifices in order to provide for her child. When Sadie told Annie that he was a boy, she was incredibly supportive and accepted him with open arms. She's also doing everything she can to get him the medicine that he needs, no matter how many extra hours she needs to put in.

14. Himaya Pravesh - The Resident

All Himaya wanted to do was support her son and spend time with him. Sadly, it took Devon a little long to appreciate just how much his parents care about him.

15. Meredith Grey - Grey's Anatomy

On top of being Chief of Surgery, Meredith is also a single mother of three kids. The show doesn't often highlight her struggles, but Meredith is a champ for being able to juggle it all successfully.

16. Olivia Baker - 13 Reasons Why

Olivia is an interesting character, but at the end of the day, she loved her daughter more than anything in the world. She's consistently beating herself up over everything that happened, and it's heartbreaking that she lost her daughter at such a young age.

17. Jane Chapman - Big Little Lies

Jane put her entire life on hold for her son. Her story is heartbreaking, but despite everything that happened to her, her child is the one thing that makes it all worth it. Their relationship is the best part of Big Little Lies and she has always trusted and believed in her son above all else.

18. Cersei Lannister - Game of Thrones

Cersei may be a complicated character, but her love for her kids is one of her redeeming qualities. There's nothing that she wouldn't do to keep them safe.

19. Regina Mills - Once Upon a Time

Regina may have made some mistakes, but her love for Henry definitely wasn't one of them. In fact, it was what pushed her to become a better person. Henry may not be her biological child, but he is her son and there's nothing she wouldn't do for him.

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